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Using micro-structural and metallurgical criteria to develop alloys leads to compromise between tool joint wear and casing wear resistance.
The neglect of +50-yr-old technology results in wells perforated off depth, while packers, cement retainers and bridge plugs are set too high.
Gas-to-liquid must prove economically and environmentally efficient to break into the evolving gas market.
Proper hole cleaning reduced torque and drag from cuttings dunes, while helping prevent stuck pipe, lost circulation and hole instability.
The past year was the biggest yet for subsea production, with numerous subsea boosting and separation systems being installed and more on the way.
Positive results were seen when units were put through tests dealing with pressure reduction and ice and paraffin blockage.
Issues and opportunities for collaboration today and in the future were discussed at a recent conference.
The “Mahogany" oil discovery offshore Ghana has the potential to not only transform the Ghanaian oil and gas industry, but also make an impact on the wider West African region as well.
The three official themes took a back seat to discussion of high prices. The defacto theme was that “It's not the fundamentals."
Chevron's new approach to reducing trapped annular pressure uses a water-based spacer fluid which shrinks by 20%, creating room for the remaining fluids' thermal expansion.
Natural gas supply and demand
State firm Sonatrach discovered gas in the Ahnet Basin of southwestern Algeria.
The paradigm and the anomaly
Deepwater production research
Acquisitions, mergers, ventures and other company news
World oil supply increased by 1.4 million barrels
a day in October
299 No. 1
Meeting & events
PLCA (Pipe Line Contractors Association), Annual
Convention, Hyatt Regency, Kauai HI, Feb. 20-25
New product and service offerings from company press releases
Personnel changes and promotions in the petroleum industry
Since you can't see them, what do you use to find them? This part of this long-running series describes the use of logging tools to locate underground blowouts.
Advanced, simultaneous drilling and completion practices allow efficient production from a previously uneconomic play, while limiting impact on a sensitive environment.
The entrainment of safety-critical work in a culture of business performance optimization created conditions that led to a near-disastrous subsea blowout in 2004; the crew's imaginative capabilities saved the day.
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