May 2001 ///

Special Focus

Evaluating the uncertainty of 3-D geologic reservoir models

Workflow used to characterize/ analyze complex-setting, 3-D reservoir model is described, primarily investigating formation flow and production behavior

Integrating technology for improved reservoir characterization

Article shows results of integrating technologies such as borehole seismic, micro-resistivity imaging, EWT and 3-D visualization for salt dome modeling

Using gas chimneys as an exploration tool

Part 1 - Concepts and procedures for interpreting data, including principles of attribute extraction, neural networks and chimney identification

Features

AAPG focuses on dynamic era for E&P

What's scheduled for the technical program/ exhibits and other events at the annual American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Denver, June 3-6

Advances in MWD and formation evaluation for 2001

How recent advances, especially data acquisition while drilling, are improving quantity/ quality of formation data, cutting costs and increasing efficiency

Fast tracking for the future

Marathon's Irish Sea project shows how to accelerate award-to-completion time

Managing knowledge as a company asset

Example illustrates how a company can/ must use what it knows to its advantage

Natural Gas: Tight Formation Stimulation

Optimizing low-permeability gas-field fracturing jobs: Part 4 - Hydraulic fracture mapping, fracture engineering and geomechanical modeling in a northeast Mexico tight gas field have very broad application

Revamped Canadian event showcases evolving technology

With a new focus and name, GO EXPO 2001 will be held in conjunction with the Canadian International Petroleum Conference in Calgary, June 12 - 14

Subsea ESPs gain acceptance via advancing technology

More electrical submersible systems are being installed in subsea facilities with remote tie-backs, and in difficult environments, as reliability increases

Well control during well intervention

Part 3 - How to implement CT-conveyed well control within existing tubulars to conduct intervention operations with minimal induced formation damage

Special Report

About the Petroleum Technology Digest

Case studies for Independent Producers

Designing a water shut-off treatment for fractured, multi-layered sandstone

Thorough research and design increased the probability that a gel-polymer water shut-off treatment of a Tensleep producer at Teapot Dome would be successful.

Hydrochloric/phosphonic acid combination improves well performance

St. James Oil Corp. used a combination hydrochloric/ phosphonic acid stimulation treatment in four wells in the Los Angeles Downtown oil field to improve well performance and inhibit calcium carbonate scaling.

PC-based simulation optimizes horizontal well development plan

Pioneer Natural Resources, with support from Gemini Solutions, Inc., used quick-turnaround, PC-based reservoir simulation to evaluate infill horizontal development in the tight gas Edward formation in Pawnee field, Bee County, Texas.

Petroleum Technology Digest

Seven-page feature by World Oil and PTTC presents four case-history review of recent, successfully applied, field and/or production enhancing technologies

Using a new biological option to repair polymer-induced formation damage

Treatments with biological stimulation fluids effectively repaired reservoir damage caused by polymer fluids in two wells.

Departments

New equipment

New literature

Columns

Editorial comment

BP's dilemma with its “green" approach; Putting “acquisitions" in perspective

International

Activity in Angola, Indonesia, South Pacific; Rat news you can use, maybe

International Politics

Bush backs off on ANWR, but industry has important information to offer

What's happening in drilling

Offshore newbuilding winds down; Drilling's up significantly in Texas this year

What's happening in exploration

Nominations for the Ig-Nobel Prizes; AGI comments on geology and evolution

What's happening in production

Big projects in Qatar and Karachaganak; DOE reservoir life-extension program

What's happening offshore

Highlights of the National Ocean Industries Association's annual meeting

News & Resources

Companies in the news

May 2001 Vol. 222 No. 5  Company News  R&M Energy acquired Campbell Industries Ltd., of Edmonton, Canada. The Sea Wolf Drilling Ltd. joint venture

Industry at a glance

May 2001 Vol. 222 No. 5  Industry Stats     International

Looking ahead

May 2001 Vol. 222 No. 5  Looking Ahead  Exploration interest rises in GOM. In the recent Federal OCS lease sale, U.S. operators placed about 60% more bids for oil and

Oil country hot line

May 2001 Vol. 222 No. 5  Hot Line  OPEC’s cutback affects price, concessions After OPEC slashed production by another 1 million bopd at its March mee

People in industry

May 2001 Vol. 222 No. 5  People  Apache Corp. promoted James L. House to general manager and managing director of Khalda Petroleum Corp. David R.

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A monthly magazine offering industry news, statistics and technical editorial to the oil and gas drilling, exploration and production industry.