Problems with steerable motors in CDD have been solved onshore with rotary steerable systems. Now, this will be tried offshore.
Non-productive time in the Lobo trend was overcome by using a CWD method that cut down lost circulation problems dramatically.
Per IADC definitions, specific variations of MPD can overcome pressure problems and other drilling challenges that had made some operators' prospects undrillable.
A well was drilled to 26,695 ft in the Gulf of Mexico, using a synthetic compliant drilling fluid that counteracted temperature and pressure effects.
Developments profiled include wireline and while-drilling logging, auto-tuning NMR technology, radial acoustic measurements and 3D digital core evaluation.
System usage can improve the profitability threshold in marginal wells.
An integrated approach charcterized Mesozoic carbonate reservoirs, and a study generated well locations and their drilling order offshore Mexico.
Pigging and treating rules-of-thumb are derived from lab interpretation
Snubbing units can be rigs of choice
Venezuela snipes at the US while Bolivia goes radical
Mysteries of the deep ocean floor
Vol. 227 No. 3 Schlumberger acquired a minority share in Packers Plus Energy Services, a Canadian-based completions company. In addition, Schlumberger has exclusive ri
Vol. 227 No. 3
IEA revised their estimated global oil demand for 2006 at 85.1
million bpd. Chinese demand in 2006 is st
Vol. 227 No. 3 Hover barge for wetlands Hovertrans, Inc. has developed the world’s largest hover barge (air-cushion barge). Capable of a 330-t
Vol. 227 No. 3 Varel International appointed Ron Mayo as the company’s new Gulf Coast regional manager. In this role, Mayo will be responsible for managing the oper
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