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The combined technologies have extended pump life by maintaining a safe fluid level in the well, while allowing increased production rates.
Root-cause failure analysis on the problematic tiebacks and experimental testing of chemicals resulted in an effective flow assurance program.
Well-established methodology exists to evaluate carbonate lithology, porosity, pore types, permeability and saturation in wells drilled with water-based fluids.
Technical, economic and environmental issues have meant that much of the world’s oil sands reserves have stayed in the ground.
The west coast of Sub-Saharan Africa has been an area of focus for hydrocarbon exploration since the 1950s.
Even as demand for both land and offshore rigs climbs, the number of newly built and rebuilt units could not keep up with those being retired. This trend, along with stable oil prices, could send the utilization rate over 70% next year.
On the heels of giant Nigerian and Angolan field developments and first oil in Ghana’s deep water, frontier exploration commences in Liberia and Sierra Leone
The first step that operators must take when designing the topsides that will go on a floating production unit (FPU) is to establish its functional requirements, such as process, export, drilling and power abilities.
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