July 2008 ///
Three-year development program and field tests result in spall-resistant, high-performance hardband.
After many years of tool and application development, niches continue to be filled as operators face multiple well challenges.
But the pace is slow, as the high cost of the technology keeps it to a niche category of applications.
A custom P110 pipe grade enabled an East Texas operator to drill and complete wells in the presence of H2S without resorting to costly C110 or T95 casing.
A case history from the Turkish Black Sea shows good results despite difficult geology and acquisition conditions.
Use of the completion method on the Norwegian shelf confirms its usefulness for sand prevention in suitable fields, and offers insight into the shelf's in situ stress conditions.
Bijupirá Field's production system integrity required testing for fluid compatibility with system components and tuning of acid neutralizing processes.
First observations from 25.5ºN and 87ºW show that deepwater currents form Loop Current rings.
Discovery costs in deepwater continue to rise with inflation.
Using a lateral entry tool with coiled tubing enhances production and injection, saving time and adding payzone.
In preparation for a CO2 flood, the survey was used to fill the gaps in a well database drilled during 90 years of operations.
Independents are taking the lead at the wellhead as drilling continues to rise and licensing activity booms.
Complete overhaul of design concepts for tool results in unique improvements.
Designed for multiple completions, abrasive perforating reduces debris obstruction and enhances safety.
Virtually all wells completed in tight gas sands and shales require fracturing. A flowchart was developed to help pick the right fluid for the job.
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