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Neural networks are used to model the rate of penetration while drilling, thus giving greater control over real-time logging tools that often require the driller to slow drilling to a specific penetration rate.
Modifying drilling practices can avoid damage related to close annular tolerances.
The first kick-off with a rotary steerable system in a 26-in. hole successfully built angle in soft Gulf of Mexico sediment,in a deepwater well.
Metallographic examination of a drill pipe reveals that frictional forces produced while rotating drillstring induced sufficient heat to either locally temper the pipe or cause a phase transformation of the drill pipe material.
Identifying the value of LWD information through telemetry drill pipe.
Someday, all seismic acquisition might be done with wireless systems, but until the batteries and electronics weigh a lot less, the equipment is best applied in areas where the logistics of cabled systems are too difficult.
Flow simulations using discrete fracture network models and full-field continuum modeling helped explain extremely variable well performance in the Waterton complex, Western Canada.
Between-well data from crosswell imaging is one key to optimizing recovery.
Successful reservoir characterization in Lunnan field led to a 76% wildcat success rate and upgraded the in situ resource estimate, making it the largest carbonate field in China.
Porosity-permeability relationships were established for three formations in the Permian Basin, West Texas, using wireline logs.
Gas liquefaction projects continue to focus on long-term opportunities in western North American markets to overcome medium-term LNG demand growth constraints in Asia.
Though the global rig fleet continues to expand, utilization in the US and Canada drops significantly, while remaining stable in other global markets.
Mechanical vapor compression evaporators are rapidly becoming the produced water treatment option of choice for supplying Alberta heavy oil producers with steam for SAGD. Here's why.
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