An investigation into the flow of gas at a shallow water platform after the 95/8-in. casing was cemented revealed that following good cementing practices could have prevented a potentially serious well control incident.
Using field test results in finite-element analysis modeling improved understanding of bending moments and forces of a coiled tubing intervention stack on the North Slope of Alaska.
A new, simplified drilling fluid system with nearly temperature-independent rheological properties dramatically reduced lost circulation in wells drilled in the South China Sea.
Applied downhole, this geophysical tool—already established in surface applications—could provide deeper depth of investigation than traditional nuclear measurements.
The old adage that money has no ideology proves true for the region’s oil economies.
Studies conducted in Saudi Arabian wells illustrate issues that bear on expanding casing in high-angle and horizontal wellbores.
A field test demonstrated the ESP shuttle system’s ease of retrieval compared with conventional downhole pump installations.
Subsalt drillers learn to take it easy