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A narrow pore pressure window near a higher-pressure zone meant that setting casing and reducing the size of the subsequent conventional string would leave very little room for any event that might force a further reduction in well diameter.
Expandable systems have been used in the FSU for lost circulation since 1978.
A new lightweight steel alloy will allow wells to be drilled farther and deeper.
Operators are working to optimize fracture patterns for improved production and to ensure containment and efficient use of frac fluids.
A low-frequency sparker source within the drillbit is used for seismic while drilling, enabling real-time imaging in deep HPHT wells.
Testing on the three most common types of floating structures in the Gulf of Mexico reveals considerable differences in how each responds to the new standards.
The use of slowly reacting acetic acid at low treatment rates resulted in improved oil output while controlling watercut.
Global warming consensus, giant insects and musings from the closet
Deepwater Statistical Report
Seismic stimulation shakes up the reservoir
Mozambique heats up
China loans Kazakhstan $5 billion for oil; Weatherford, Iraqi deal; OTC turnout holds strong; Norway’s Antarctic claim
Vol. 230 No. 7 May global oil supply fell by 190,000 bpd to 83.37 million bpd. OPEC crude oil production in May again increased, by 170,000 bpd to 33.38 million bpd, about 1.1 million bpd over the group’s target. OPEC opted to hold output targets steady at its May 28 meeting in Vienna.
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