An operator faced formidable challenges in an offshore field with multi-stacked reservoirs, including zonal gas-out, moderate aquifer strength and water invasion. The production solution for this complicated sandstone reservoir involved integrating surface-controlled downhole flow-control valves with data surveillance gauges, intelligent sensors and isolation packers into one single, intelligent completion joint.
Apart from an implausible oil price collapse, the only potential sidetracks to the continuation of unbridled exploration and production in the Bakken/Three Forks shale plays are an overwhelmed infrastructure and ever-growing logjams in moving production from fields to refineries.
Held bi-annually since 1968, the Global Petroleum Show (GPS) brings together 2,000 exhibiting companies and 60,000 attendees from 95 countries to promote discussion about Canada’s oil and gas operations.
Deep, hot wells challenge the most sophisticated downhole instrumentation to provide accurate, reliable answers. In India’s offshore KG basin, success was achieved with the use of a new quartz gauge.
Part 1: In this first of two monthly reports, new innovations that improve operations and/or reduced expenses are described in the categories of Beam/Rod Pumping, Gas Well Dewatering and Gas Lift
A multidisciplinary team of consultants used advanced sonic measurements and offset well data to characterize the elastic properties of anisotropic shales overlying the reservoir in ConocoPhillips’ Eldfisk field.
Attending a technical conference has many benefits—exposure to new ideas and networking that can invigorate our work with a renewed optimism and fresh industry outlook.
Drillers take “waste not, want not” to heart
Nothing crude about crude oil
The Bakken shale black gold wildcatter
New analysis of peak oil is refreshingly comprehensive
Western Europe is a study in fracing contradictions
Exploration tested off Cuba
Natural gas–always the bridesmaid?
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