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Part 2 of 3: Correctly interpreting drilling dynamics enables operators to make the right proactive decisions during operations.
Suncor’s oil sands project in northeastern Alberta uses a fit-for-purpose rig and specialized equipment to drill scores of tightly spaced, large-diameter horizontal wells with very high build rates, all from a single pad.
Bit providers are busy matching cutters to the formations in which they will be applied and modeling bit path and wear to optimize performance.
Part 2 of 3: Leaching a thin layer at the working surface of a PDC cutter to remove the cobalt dramatically reduces diamond degradation due to frictional heat.
A joint industry project seeks to enable Arctic development through seamless collaboration across disciplinary, geographical and organizational boundaries.
An expanding spectrum of technologies—from “basic” subsea wellheads to seafloor separators, pumps and compressors—are providing new solutions to age-old reservoir problems in a variety of ocean environments.
To demonstrate the benefits of its new high-resolution reservoir modeling software, Saudi Aramco used it to refine existing mega-cell models of the world’s biggest onshore and offshore oil fields.
Technology incorporating a downhole diaphragm pump was found to eliminate mechanical wear and reduce maintenance, all with less noise and a smaller surface footprint than conventional lift methods in the Black Warrior Basin.
Improved reserve calculations, flood performance and production predictions enhance oil recovery operations from existing resources.
British Columbia government incentives compensate for frontier challenges as operators acquire leases, assess play potential and start production.
At a remote shale gas project, a robust manifold system to allow simultaneouspreparation of multiple wells significantly cut downtime and associated costs.
The case for remote geosteering in the Horn River Basin
Previously masked by low resistivity and other well and formation conditions, producible heavy oil was identified using a new petrophysical measurement device designed to negotiate rugose borehole profiles.
US to world: Do as I say, not as I do
Spice trade to global empire: The evolution of Reliance Industries
The Macondo blowout as seen from Norway
Oil in the water
Companies in the news
Benchmark crudes averaged near $77/bbl in August and have remained within a $75–78/bbl range throughout September.
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