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Deep azimuthal electromagnetic resistivity measurements were used to optimize the trajectory of wells drilled with a rotary steerable system.
An application of a multilateral junction system offshore Australia’s Northwest Shelf replaces 18 single wells with nine multilateral wells, saving significant time and cost.
Under development since 2006, the first-of-its-kind drilling system was successfully field tested in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
New-generation offshore floaters are coming on stream to drill and produce oil and gas under extreme environments, including the Lower Tertiary plays in the Gulf of Mexico and the presalt finds in deepwater Brazil.
Using computational fluid dynamics simulations, a new internals design was demonstrated to greatly improve volumetric utilization, allowing the operator to double the process flowrate.
From climate change policy to the dynamics of salt tectonics, this year’s show features a comprehensive array of all things offshore.
An innovative application of casing-exit technology saved two trips and $2 million in Norway’s Åsgard Smørbukk Sør Field.
The implementation of a seabed isolation device enabled a doubling of the operating water depth capacity for operations offshore Brazil.
Vol. 231 No. 4 TECHNOLOGY FOR EUROPE Ball-activated valve saves operator time and money during hole cleaning Iain Whyte and Brian Coll , M-I Swaco A North Sea operator was planning to drill an extended-reach well on a platform where hole cleaning problems
Vol. 231 No. 4 TECHNOLOGY FROM EUROPE Casing inspection tool monitors corrosion without interrupting production Paul Crouzen and Diederick Bax , Shell Global Solutions; Trevor Rea and Ian Taylor , Shell UK E&P The North Sea is a mature basin with
Vol. 231 No. 4 TECHNOLOGY FOR EUROPE Command-activated sandface valve enables improved high-angle wellbore cleanup Malcolm Adam and David Coul , Omega Completion Technology A command-activated sandface valve (CA-SFV) was developed that has significantly im
Vol. 231 No. 4 TECHNOLOGY FROM EUROPE Developing ‘green’ corrosion inhibitors for the North Sea Graham Nelson and Andrew MacDonald , Clariant Oil Services Use of chemical inhibitors is an effective method of corrosion control in the oil and gas industr
Agency says new fields off Norway are smaller, but mean more activity
UK oil rep: Tax and regulatory certainty needed to raise production
Maersk O&G to expand in US Gulf while increasing European production
MOL sees success outside Hungary, faces declining domestic production
Vol. 231 No. 4 TECHNOLOGY FROM EUROPE Cost-effective solutions to enhance SCR performance for deepwater field development Per Wiggo Richardsen , Det Norsk Veritas Maritime Demand has pushed operators of well intervention units to develop new technologies to
Vol. 231 No. 4 TECHNOLOGY FROM EUROPE Securing personnel electronically on the Statfjord platforms Svein Thorsen , Statoil; and Doug Woodbridge, S3 ID Statoil’s Statfjord Field is located about 80 mi off the coast of Norway. Statfjord is a significant tra
The treatment process investigated includes electro-coagulation and advanced mechanical separation, as well as a low-pressure, chemical affinity-based filter.
Part II —Advances in subsea boosting, HT pumps and shale gas dewatering.
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