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CALGARY, Canada (Bloomberg) -- U.S. President Barack Obama’s ruling on Keystone XL is becoming more critical for oil-sands producers such as Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. than pipeline builder TransCanada Corp. ...
PARIS (Bloomberg) -- Iran, once OPEC’s second-largest oil producer, will be unable to sustain an increase in crude exports that support its economy when some measures to curb those shipments are eased, the International Energy Agency said. ...
PERTH (Bloomberg) -- Woodside Petroleum expects to decide in the first half of 2014 whether to complete a deal to invest in Israel’s Leviathan venture. Woodside has expansion options beyond Leviathan, Chief Executive Officer Peter Coleman t ...
Even as its once-ethereal economy returns to the real world, China continues to wield tremendous clout in global oil and gas markets, as it looks outward and inward to narrow an ever-widening divide between consumption and domestic production. “Rapidly increasing energy demand has made China extremely influential in world energy markets,” stated the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Rig advances come in all shapes and sizes. From a line of software code to a BOP stack, and from deepwater drilling vessels to walking land rigs, these innovations describe a dynamic industry focused on safety, efficiency and capability, in some of the most difficult circumstances on earth. In the following three articles, we look at offshore and onshore newbuild rigs, and highlight a few of the innovations that, on a daily basis, reinvent the process of drilling a hole in the ground.
A production optimization experiment, conducted in the Marcellus shale, suggests that of all varied completion parameters examined, increasing the stage length poses the highest potential for cost-savings. Further studies should be conducted, using a more sophisticated model, in which the attributes are fully dependent on each other.
In the U.S. and Canada, additions to fleets increased availability, while activity decreased. The global offshore mobile fleet posted another modest gain, with 42 newbuilds entering service in the last year.
The northernmost region holds great promise, but increasingly, the risk is that it remains just so. Doubts are gathering about whether governmental policy, combined with changing industry economics, will permit the development of the last frontier.
This is the most comprehensive handbook in advanced drilling technology, guiding the petroleum engineer to mitigate risks, manage the reservoir effectively and recognize new opportunities.
This 2‐hour documentary is the most comprehensive video available about oil and gas drilling.
World Oil's casing reference tables provide information on premium casing connection dimensions, available steel grades and minimum join tension strengths.
Comprehensive listing of major manufacturer's drilling bits to aid drilling supervisors
and engineers in field selection. Divided into six formation types from soft/sticky
to extremely hard, tables show name, IADC code, size and performance of each firm's
Exclusive annual listing shows trade names, generic descriptions, recommended usage
and suppliers of more than 2,500 fluid system additives for drilling, completions
World Oil's updated tables for pipe sizes to 5-in. OD or production-tubing-specific
couplings provide information on premium connection dimensions, available steel
grades and minimum joint tension strengths.
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