June 2007 ///
As applied to potential development of an Alaskan field, vertical permeability problems can be solved by using an analytical model to design a horizontal well with undulations.
Several technologies now exist that, when combined, will allow extended reach drilling to achieve astonishing lengths. However, the cost of these technologies—the business case—will be unique for each situation.
A North Slope ERD record of 13,379 ft was set at Alpine field by optimizing point-the-bit RSS with a “matched," extended-gauge drillbit.
For steam-assisted gravity drainage wells, staggered slot and gang slot patterns show better performance in FEA models than overlapping slot patterns.
Extensive modeling and yard testing were used to solve the problem of damage sustained after centralizers exited casing windows at West Sak field.
Perhaps the Gulf of Mexico became isolated during the Lower Tertiary, which would explain a series of events that led to deposition of thick, extensive, mostly sandy reservoirs more than 200 mi from shore. These reservoirs are now being explored.
A US Department of Energy-sponsored website attempts to help operators manage an increasingly costly waste stream.
In a simulation, the proposed, simple procedure increased oil production and API gravity at no added cost.
Achieving cost-effective performance begins with matching well conditions with brine properties.
A virtual source can be any seismic sensor that, through some simple mathematics, is then moved around in new ways to get interesting results.
At Hassi R'Mel field, dual completions could significantly improve output from multi-zone gas wells, but results from intelligent completions look even better.
Intelligently completed MRC wells have improved Aramco's development economics.
An infusion of Western money is spurring greater exploration and development.
Higher oil prices have contributed to greater economic growth, and inflation is also on the rise. Productive capacity is growing, but slowly.
Production and activity are up in the major countries, with no end in sight.
In addition to expanding oil and gas output, new discoveries have been made.
PDO combined technologies to unlock the potential of Oman's mature fields.
This exclusive annual listing shows trade names, generic descriptions, recommended usage and suppliers of more than 3,300 fluid system additives for drilling, completions and workovers.
Cold water survival is no minor issue for E&P crews
High-power cars “cache" in
The Arab Gas Pipeline Project is a cooperative success
An impending US gas supply crisis will boost prices
New software can help identify bypassed reserves
News & Resources
Acquisitions, mergers, ventures and other company news.
World oil supply in April grew to 85.5 million bpd, while 2007 global
demand was revised down slightly to 85.7 million bopd.
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Meeting & events
Gas & Oil Exposition, Biennial Calgary Oil & Gas Show,
New product and service offerings from company press releases.
Personnel changes and promotions in the petroleum industry.