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Many ways are available to determine downhole pressure environment limits and manage the annular hydraulic pressure profile.
The first three wells to use a new closed-loop MPD system have confirmed its effectiveness on multiple well types.
While drilling in Colorado's Piceance basin, two technologies cut drilling NPT by 21%.
New developments include enhancements to wireline and while-drilling resistivity logging, pulsed neutron logging, open- and cased-hole acoustic logging, formation testing, etc.
Small-liner cement designs can be improved by the API Plug Schedule.
CWD wells in South Louisiana used rotary steerable directional technology for deviation control and delivered major savings compared to conventional offset wells.
When a chemical system alters formation wettability to intermediate gas-wet, capillary forces are decreased, and clean-up of trapped water is enhanced at low drawdown pressures.
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Paradigm lost in GOM's deepwater Wilcox play
Latest word on controlling/utilizing greenhouse gases; New output abounds
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a 100,000-bopd increase in world supply, totaling 85.08 million bopd.
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