Field trials drilling with air/foam and with oil-based mud yielded lessons that will improve the ability to maintain bottomhole pressure during connections.
Conventional efforts had been stymied by total fluid losses leading to gas kick events.
New chairman A. K. Hazarika and retiring chief R. S. Sharma spoke with World Oil to discuss the history and future of India’s leading public-sector oil and gas company.
Only 30% of India’s sedimentary basins have been explored thus far. The country wants to build on recent successes to reach nearly 100% by 2015.
Collaboration between geoscientists has resulted in a set of next-generation workflows for interpretation and modeling.
Shell’s CTO Gerald Schotman describes the company’s new Projects and Technology group, designed to drive innovation by integrating R&D with technology solutions and project execution.
Lab testing revealed chemistries capable of maintaining CT integrity while allowing HCl acid concentrations sufficient to dissolve calcium carbonate scales.
Geoscience professionals will gather to discuss groundbreaking applications from deep water to deep space.
Recent advances in controlled source EM have created new business opportunities by changing the risk equation in offshore exploration drilling.
Self-supporting riser aims to overcome deepwater hurdle
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Drilling to unlock the mysteries of the Red Planet
Brazil’s new president hopes to fuel social spending with presalt oil
Exploration technology benefits from collaboration
Solar power enhances recovery in old oil fields
Crude prices were propelled higher at the end of January by political unrest in Egypt, with Brent crude reaching $100/bbl in mid-February on fears that the turmoil might disrupt Suez Canal and Sumed pipeline flows or spread in the region.
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