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In drilling, experience has always been the best teacher, and improved efficiency and safety have topped the drilling report card.
Proper wear management helped complete a multi-well program and saved money on logistics, while using a single drillstring.
Improvements in hardness and durability have yet to approach a limit. Even roller-cone bits are being improved with new metallurgy.
Comparative analysis shows that a digital core and a real core compare favorably when digital and real experiments are run.
Innovative test methods in the lab and at the wellsite were used to evaluate the effectiveness of foam control products.
Recommendations are offered for liquid level measurement at the various stages of oil production, as well as a drilling and a pipeline scenario.
Testing of a prototype sand screen with a surface-operated back-flush mechanism found that the tool efficiently and reliably removed sediment, allowing uninterrupted fluid inflow to the wellbore.
The STGPT system provides a completion where the gravel packing and the acid treatment of a zone can be performed in a single workstring trip.
Seismic data continues to be the high-value leader in time-lapse monitoring, but gravity, EM and other methods will come into use in the near future.
Demand for natural gas is rising while production of conventional natural gas is shrinking. Production of unconventional gas is growing, and combines with imports to fill the gap.
New rules for traders, gamblers and capitalists
Frac furor attracts unlikely bedfellows
Monthly updates of exploration discoveries throughout the globe.
Where next for StatoilHydro?
New produced water study: Where it comes from, where it goes
A Haynesville Shale symposium
Companies in the news
August global oil supply fell by 360,000 bpd, with the United Kingdom falling the most, from 1.52 million bpd in July to 1.08 million bpd in August.
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People in the Industry
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