September 1999 ///
How new technology integrates multibeam bathymetry, acoustic reflectivity, gravity, magnetic and sub-bottom data in the deep Gulf of Mexico
A seismic anisotropy problem was discovered and its effects remedied to allow accurate reservoir and salt body migration for development
Use of Linux operating system vs. Unix, Windows and WindowsNT, including pros and cons, costs and an example of positive oil industry experience
The rationale behind growing interest in methane hydrates as an energy resource - what they are, how they form and current international interest
Formation gas production cuts efficiency of insert chamber gas lift, but proper designs to vent free gas significantly improves operations.
Overview and principal features of four new-generation rigs designed to drill with casing, including basic equipment and control system
Eni-Agip stimulated dirty, tight sand intervals with surfactant-base fluid, producing large fracture widths and three-fold flowrate increase
Overview of selection/ preliminary design of the regenerable amine gas treating system on Statoil's Åsgard B semisubmersible production vessel
Operator used inhibitive brine with new viscosifier to cut costs, protect low-permeability formation in field's first horizontal completion attempt
A new coiled-tubing-deployed electric submersible pump system addresses liquid loading in shallow gas wells and is up to 50% faster to install than conventional pumping systems.
By installing timers and pumping during off-peak hours, Equinox Oil reduced electrical power consumption in Illinois’ South Albion field by 25%.
Overall water treating costs in a portion of Wilmington Oil field in California were reduced by 50%, without sacrificing protection.
Field performance tests have confirmed that a process to render most hydrocarbons non-hazardous can provide a fast, safe and economical way to remediate "typical" spills and leaks.
Polymer gel treatments in injection wells correct water channeling problems, recovering 15,000 to 25,000 bbl of incremental oil to date.
An alkaline-surfactant-polymer (ASP) flood in Cambridge Minnelusa field at the end of primary production increased ultimate oil recovery to 60.9% of original oil-in-place from the swept area.
Production was increased by 850 bopd in a section of the offshore California Carpinteria field held by Pacific Offshore Operators Inc. Zones that had not been adequately drained by existing wellbores were accessed through a vertical-horizontal redrill pro
Engineered waterflooding — based on integrated reservoir characterization and modeling work — has proven to be profitable in Stewart (Morrow) field in western Kansas.
A high-resolution, 3-D data set, combined with 3-D visualization tools, led Yates Petroleum to a new waterflooding strategy — design an individual waterflood for each identified major flow unit.
Annual comprehensive listing of 21 major manufacturers' commercial bits. Divided into six formation types from soft/ sticky to extremely hard, tables show name, IADC code, size and performance of each firm's offerings
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