Intelligent completions coupled with an optical downhole monitoring system allow flow control of individual laterals.
Maximize final recovery of reserves through an exploitation strategy based on maximum control, real-time monitoring and closed-loop capability.
Rotary steerable and geosteering technologies enable rapid field redevelopment.
The use of remote electronics to monitor a few key data points allows operators to maximize production and prevent damage to plunger lift wells.
Part 2—More developments in sucker rod pumps, gas lift and an innovative cable pump.
Recent years have seen the completion of some major high-profile floating LNG regasification terminals, particularly in the US. Now, after more than a decade of discussion, floating LNG liquefaction is finally being contracted.
But back orders and momentum are keeping businesses steady. Lessons learned from the last downturn mean that multi-client surveys must be highly funded.
Despite the global economic crises, another run-up in oil prices due to fears of a global oil shortage will increase the economic viability of deepwater E&P.
A new well testing technology allows fluid collection for analysis, determination of fluid properties at line conditions and pinpointing of dry gas properties, all at the wellsite.
Scanning an existing processing facility into a 3D virtual environment helps determine remedial pipe runs and create up-to-date drawings.
Deepwater Statistical Report
Vol. 230 No.5 LES SKINNER, PE, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, LSKINNER@SBCGLOBAL.NET All eyes turn toward Brazil Last month, Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) announced that it was planning to search for new deepwater floaters to develop its massive
Cold fusion may have been hot after all
Bangladesh and Myanmar’s E&P row: Implications for the industry
Hydrate production and CO2 injection: Two birds with one stone
Whether offshore Alaska or Florida, or off the East or West Coast, the timing, technology and need are aligned to make drilling in these areas a reality.
Papua New Guinea emerging as a natural gas province
March global oil supply fell by 380,000 bpd to 83.04 million bpd, as OPEC members continued to fall in line with the group’s target output levels. OPEC’s output stands 720,000 bpd above a 24.9 million-bpd target agreed upon at the group’s March 15 meeting.
Norway sets limit on offshore territory; Uganda, Congo increase cooperation agreements; US files civil suit against BP over Prudhoe Bay oil spills; Uruguay modifies offshore license terms