To get the maximum performance from new power sections, downhole motors require bearing assemblies that can reliably withstand ever-increasing torque loads.
Advances in directional drilling, logging while drilling (LWD) and well placement technologies have helped offshore operators reach new production targets, enabling wellbores to be threaded through geologically complex reservoirs and located many thousands of meters from a production platform.
Methodologies utilizing surface logging and advanced gas data, as an alternative to typical e-log formation evaluation, have aided geosteering in complex reservoirs and proven to be a solid, valid approach.
As the industry settles into a new normal, drill bit providers once again focus their R&D efforts on developing core technologies to further increase drilling efficiency, and drive down costs in demanding formations and difficult directional/lateral applications.
Depressed commodity prices necessitate a renewed focus on integrated field planning and development strategies at every stage in the reservoir lifecycle.
There could hardly be a more stark difference than where the two major presidential nominees stand on upstream oil and gas matters. And then there is the problem of who might control the U.S. Senate.
“Go long” typical game plan, as key players consolidate holdings
MENA output swells, as the region defends global market share
Advanced, wireline-based formation pressure testing services, such as FTeX, allow operators to achieve sufficient pressure tests and acquire quality formation pressures, to better understand formation behavior prior to putting a well or field into production.
Some oil price relief appears—maybe
Up, down, spinning around
Is “intuitive detective” still a valid moniker?
Disaster movie shines unwelcome spotlight on offshore industry
Obama’s administration sends parting gifts to the industry
Data and analytics take hold in oil and gas production
New products and services