Stick-slip and lateral vibration become decoupled by replacing stabilizers with roller reamers at drillstring nodes.
Vol. 230 No. 6 SPECIAL FOCUS: DRILLING AND COMPLETION TECHNOLOGY Planning optimal casing points A new algorithm and program were used to plan casing points in Persian Gulf wells. Rasool Khosravanian, M. B. Aryanezhad, Seyed J. Sadjadi and Farnaz Barzinpour
A lightweight cement lead slurry sealed underpressured reservoirs, saving up to $4 million in remedial squeezes.
The pore-scale effects of seismic stimulation on two-phase flow are numerically modeled in random two-dimensional grain-pack geometries.
Comparison of more traditional 2D SRME and a 3D GSMP algorithm showed that the latter could remove complex 3D multiples that were previously a barrier to detailed seismic interpretation.
The treatment produces high-quality water suitable for aquifier recharge with low waste volumes.
Planning for Arctic drilling
Ocean thermal energy, ammonia and other dreams
Vol. 230 No. 6 ARTHUR BERMAN, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR BERMANAE@GMAIL.COM A long recovery for gas prices: Revisiting the Haynesville Shale Natural gas prices increased 39% from a 61/2-year low of $3.19/MMBtu on April 27, 2009, to $4.42 on May
Seismic stimulation shakes up the reservoir
Does the Saudi budget oil price set the floor in world oil markets?
Vol. 230 No. 6
April global oil supply increased by 230,000 bpd to 83.34 million bpd. OPEC’s crude production in April broke a seven-month downtrend, increasing by 390,000 bpd from a 100,000 bpd increase in Iran and an increase in the amount of NGL and condensa
China loans Kazakhstan $5 billion for oil; Weatherford, Iraqi deal; OTC turnout holds strong; Norway’s Antarctic claim