July 2007 ///
Thanks to application of a safety culture, two vessels operated in Brazil's Campos basin for two consecutive years without any accidents.
In a deepwater Gulf of Mexico well, real-time drilling data allowed quick action to be taken, to control vibration in an intermediate section.
Since 2002, the trend has held steady, with over 30 billion boe discovered, although 2006 was an exception, when a number of large finds was made.
From the first well to the last, Santos saved 30% of normal completion time by batch-installing field completions at Mutineer-Exeter field, off Australia.
While Petrobras launches the first deepwater FPSO in the US Gulf, six years after regulators first approved the concept, a Pemex FPSO has already begun production closer to home.
Explorationists and reservoir engineers will have more choices for more applications, although 4D is still the most likely use.
The Okwori subsea development used expandable sand screens and intelligent control to overcome a key component failure.
A re-engineered system has pushed the lifting limit to 2 million pounds and beyond.
Increasing awareness of the value of dry-coated resins, when applied to proppants, should further their use.
To optimize oil production, two technologies monitor fluid movement.
Iraq shows the greatest promise among Middle Eastern producers for adding significant reserves and production.
After watching output from one well drop to zero, Kuwait Oil Co. used a customized multi-frac job to bring it back to life.
Rapid growth in expandable tubular usage continues. Long expanding casing runs are becoming routine. Single diameter wells will become a reality soon.
Marathon has far more innovative uses for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags than inventory control or property access.
Implementation reduced the number of days to drill a well from almost 100 to below 60 in Saih Rawl field, Oman.
Five companies share experience and new applications for expandable systems.
Al Gore meets King Hubbert
A major gas field was discovered in Sichuan province, southwest China.
Russian-US rhetorical jabs may mean many things
To handle greater output, pipeline projects abound
News & Resources
Acquisitions, mergers, ventures and other company news
Violence to oil installations in Nigeria triggered an overall cut
in May OPEC supply by 425,000 bopd
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Meeting & events
EPAM (Exploration & Production Asset Management), Westin Oaks Houston,
Houston, TX, July 16?19 . C
New product and service offerings from company press releases
Personnel changes and promotions in the petroleum industry