January 2011 ///
Significant cost savings can be gained, with minimal disruption to facility operations, using careful design and proper implementation.
In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon accident, operators must adapt to new drilling rules in the Gulf of Mexico. Both industry health and US energy security depend on the outcome.
The country’s large oil and gas companies emerged from the crisis largely unscathed, though they were forced to cut investments. Uncertainty about demand in Europe and the FSU has Russia looking east for new markets.
Majors, independents and NOCs are maintaining a respectable pace of deepwater activity in Southeast Asia, from securing PSCs
and conducting appraisals to drilling and production.
LNG projects in the region have the advantage of large nearby markets, but must also demonstrate high standards of technical efficiency and reliability to succeed.
Eni’s head of upstream technology development discusses proprietary solutions for integrated projects in the developing world and meeting the challenges of sustainable operations.
While drilling a geothermal prospect in Australia, rubber bit components containing fluorine drilled longer intervals, had longer drilling times and experienced less compression set than conventional components.
Minimizing tortuosity and hole rugosity reduced the time and cost to run openhole, multistage completion technology associated with increased production.
Resolution and uncertainty of inverting CSEM remote sensing data can now be estimated using Bayesian statistics.
Operators get a new tool to rate their HSE impact
The good, the bad and the ugly
The creative art of designing a rig floor
Russia, BP, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and state capitalism
Using new technologies to explore continental China
Supply and demand. Lots and lots of demand
News & Resources
Oil markets turned significantly stronger in October on higher-than-expected demand, lower OECD inventories and a weaker dollar.
New Products and Services
Diamond Offshore Drilling has ordered an ultra-deepwater drillship from Hyudai Heavy Industries, with delivery scheduled for Q2 2013.