Sustained, relatively strong oil prices, a high level of shale oil activity in the U.S., and major projects in several other regions continue to drive a healthy worldwide E&P industry. While reductions in gas-directed wells have cause rig counts to hit a plateau and even decrease in some parts of the U.S., the core of activity, the exploitation of shale oil plays, remains strong.
An ice management philosophy of avoidance, rather than interacting with ice, contributed significantly to the successful completion of seismic projects. There were no ice-related incidents, despite the high rate of data acquisition.
The run life of an electrical submersible pump (ESP) today should not be measured in months, but rather in years, with expected run times of five years or more. These successful run times can be attributed directly to an appropriately designed ESP, containment of fines and sands, and fully implemented monitoring.
First-ever, high-productivity, slip-sweep, high-resolution 3D survey acquired on the North Slope sets new standards in Arctic seismic.
IOCs, NOCs and independents are active around the world, attempting to replicate the success of North American shale plays.
With China’s oil and gas giants continuing their global buying bender and showing no signs of closing their wallets anytime soon, it’s easy to overlook the spirited onshore and offshore drilling campaign taking place within the country’s ample borders as it struggles to quench an unequaled thirst for energy.
JIP to advance impact-free drilling
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Four more years of the South Side of Chicago
Forty million acres went up for auction in 2012
At these pressures and temperatures, we’d better stick together
The Effective Tension Concept is easy to understand, and simple to use; it models perfectly correctly the bending effects induced by hydrostatic pressures acting in, and on, pipes and risers.