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Shaletech: Scoop/Stack

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Oklahoma’s entries in the national shale playbook sound like an encrypted play call in an American football game: SCOOP, STACK, Merge, SCORE.

What’s new in artificial lift?

Joe D. Woods, International Pinpoint; James F. Lea, PL Tech LLC

Part 1: In this first of two monthly reports, the authors review significant changes in the artificial lift industry and highlight innovations in beam/rod pumping, linear lift units, and more.

Immiscible mixed gas enhances EOR economics, increases permeability in swelling clays

P. Trost, J. Wright, Wright Consulting

A mixed gas (CO2, N2, CO) is uniquely applicable for increasing matrix permeability and enhancing oil recovery rates. It also decreases the Mcf/bbl ratio and increases the mobilization of asphaltenes while operating at immiscible conditions on oils ranging from 18° to 42°API.

Shaletech: Permian Basin

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Soaring drilling, production block out irritants

Planning and operating a duo-lateral well in Mittelplate oil field

Florian Bremer, DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG

Germany’s largest oil field, operated by DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG, sits in a national park and UNESCO World Heritage site, with development drilling restricted to one existing island.

Featured Columns ///

What's new in production

Don Francis

Looking through rose-colored sunglasses, some people see renewable energy as eventually, and perhaps completely, replacing oil and gas.

Drilling Advances

Jim Redden

The ascension of dual-activity rig floors, which enable different operations to be conducted simultaneously in parallel, is credited with helping reduce offshore well delivery time.

Industry at a Glance ///

U.S. Rotary Drilling Rigs
International Rotary Drilling Rigs

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Eliminate 88% of potential leak paths on your frac site

Frac sites are a dangerous maze of iron, connections, and tie-downs. At Weir, our engineers were inspired by the clean simplicity of the straight line. The Weir Simplified Frac Iron System is the result of that inspiration. This system was put to the test by a Canadian operator whose previous installation had failed after three days. With the new configuration, pipe connections were reduced from 100 to 12, eliminating 88% of potential leak paths.