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A newly developed, 11¾-in., expandable liner hanger packer (ELHP) system made it possible to overcome the challenges of drilling Saudi Aramco’s first deepwater well, a rank wildcat in the Red Sea.
Rising oil prices and market growth are enabling energy companies to extract oil and gas from ever-deeper waters.
After thorough up-front planning, Suncor and Weatherford conducted a successful MPD operation in a SAGD well. A total of 2,350 ft was safely drilled for the re-entry production section.
The South Texas fairway of the Eagle Ford/Pearsall shale has taken on the feel of a more than 400-mi-long trade mart this year, as new players shell out top dollar to gain a share of what are among the highest recovery rates in the unconventional sector, and a play with plenty of room to grow.
When operators enter underexplored areas, the question of how best to proceed with project development becomes more complex when considering local communities.
In one North Sea gas field, production losses of up to 75% were reversed when sand control issues in several wellbores were remedied through the implementation of sand failure analysis and prediction modeling.
A team from Technip engineered fabrication and spooling technology to install 37 km of subsea pipeline in 25 days at the UK North Sea’s Rochelle field.
Despite a variety of interfering factors, U.S. activity remains at a high level, aided by the industry’s technical and efficiency gains. Canada continues to slowly rebound on the strength of oil activity, while Mexico remains at a lower level.
Identification of potential pre-salt basins and improved deepwater technologies leads to targeted licensing rounds, as several countries strive to participate and boost activity in these frontier plays.
As activity accelerates, regulatory compliance in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico touches more and more of the supply chain. Increased emphasis is being placed on the certification of new technologies not deployed previously in the region.
One of the most efficient drillers in the Eagle Ford has turned its attention lately toward capitalizing on its diverse technical toolkit, to both increase and sustain production rates.
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