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The proposed approach takes account of rock type and reservoir depletion mechanisms and honors scale of measurement.
A survey should include the ability to identify the target features in real time and collect the sediment cores on target below the zone of maximum disturbance.
In recent towed EM research over Statoil’s Troll complex, the data obtained corresponded well with previous seismic and stationary EM results, confirming the concept’s viability as an exploration method.
The international geophysical services provider was founded as Compagnie Générale de Géophysique (CGG) in 1931 and conducted its first survey in West Africa in 1932.
Having already expanded its portfolio of events this year with the inaugural Arctic Technology Conference in Houston, the Offshore Technology Conference organization is continuing the trend of highlighting up-and-coming oil and gas provinces with the first-ever OTC Brasil conference.
Applying a new conceptual model to presalt wells and subsea systems in the Santos basin allowed the identification of initiatives that will yield major capex savings for Petrobras.
Developed in part with NETL funding, wired telemetry has potential to significantly reduce the occurrence and severity of downhole incidents, especially in MPD applications.
New exploration opportunities in Latin American countries draw large investments—where government policies allow
Subsea oil/water separation has been used for years to lighten high-watercut wellstreams such as at the mature Tordis field in the North Sea, and pumps on the seafloor—both single-phase electrical submersible pumps (ESPs) and multiphase boosting systems—have helped lift hydrocarbons that low pressure or deep water would otherwise put beyond reach.
While not spectacular, the global upstream market is posting a substantive recovery from the downturn that hit during late 2008 and persisted through 2009.
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Vol. 232 No. 9
WHAT’S NEW IN EXPLORATION
NINA M. RACH, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
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The Dutch North Sea is a mature area, with man
Oil-loving bugs enhance recovery in old and new reservoirs
Companies in the news
Industry at a glance
Meetings and Events
New products and services
People in industry
Gazprom in talks to explore Sri Lanka
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