May 2008 ///
Use of variable-control valves enables enhanced reservoir management in western Kuwait fields.
In a deepwater field off West Africa, a test on an intelligent well completion helped integrate multiple service providers, capture lessons learned and identify best practices.
In-well optical flowmeters and P/T gauges at Buzzard Field show they are a viable alternative to traditional methods.
The biomarker hopane, in a mud additive, overprints the hopane signature from oil shows, but other biomarkers remain unaffected.
MPD technology enables re-development drilling in mature fields.
Explorers continue to find large volumes in deep water, but the biggest finds no longer deliver top returns.
HRTs offer a more robust field layout and can carry more risers than other designs.
The world's largest oil and gas event now features a technical conference, with a focus this year on cost reduction and environmental protection.
Conventional 3D coverage disappeared in shallow-depth imaging; highresolution data was necessary to determine fault locations.
While it's often presented as IOC versus NOC, the underlying reasons are much more complex, from national interest to garnering future favor.
The failsafe, thru-tubing system with a unique wellhead adapter allows chemical injection while maintaining functionality of both downhole and surface safety valves.
A systematic approach to sampling produces benefits for flow assurance design.
An operator in eastern Ecuador takes advantage of existing capabilities to solve reservoir management problems.
IOCs face competition as increasing nationalization and abundant reserves propel NOCs to be 14 of the top 20 oil-producing companies.
Part 2—Ten companies offer 16 surface and downhole innovations for electric submersible pumping and other artificial lift operations.
The push is to get into shallow water using techniques different from deepwater methods. Three companies give their unique perspectives.
Another discovery in Belize
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