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A new velocity analysis tool integrates data and technology, and takes advantage of parallel computing power to enhance seismic imaging of complex geology, such as salt formations.
Prior to developing any reservoir, an operator must be able to confidently identify lithology and reservoir quality variations to determine if there are sufficient quantities of hydrocarbons present in the formation. This is now possible through cost-effective wellsite geoscience testing.
Gastech is the global meeting place for energy professionals working in the natural gas industry. Operating on an 18-month cycle to ensure that issues remain topical, the 26th edition of Gastech will take place at the ExCeL Conference and Exhibition Center in London’s Docklands, Oct. 8-11, 2012.
Jointly funded by government and companies, and as the organization that represents the North Sea’s decommissioning industry, Decom North Sea (DNS) gives an update on recent events and activities, and the impact of the current UK Budget.
Despite lackluster economic performances and financial trouble that have plagued Europe and the U.S., the global upstream industry continues to prosper.
Part 1 of this report discusses LNG demand developments on a country-by-country basis. The October issue will include Part 2, a discussion of major trends on the supply side. With the U.S. market shifting from imports to exports, LNG traders have the incentive to divert short-term cargoes to high-paying Asian customers.
Part 4. The final part of this series reviews novel additives, including CO2-soluble thickeners, CO2-soluble surfactants and water-dispersible nanoparticles for producing in-situ foam.
The Niobrara tight oil shale play is the oilfield equivalent of the young athlete, who is built up as having world-class potential, only to struggle in meeting the lofty expectations.
To meet the world’s crude oil needs over the next 25 years, some $10 trillion will have to be invested in upstream development. Security of supply will require recognition of the interdependence between OPEC and consuming nations, with greater investment, an increasing number of joint ventures and more technology transfer.
High oil prices, horizontal drilling, multistage completions increasing Anadarko, Permian basin activity
While the term, unconventional, has traditionally been used to describe emerging oil and gas resources, with an abundance of newly discovered formations and advancing technology to bring these resources onstream, what was considered an unconventional resource is now more of a mainstream operation.
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