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Statoil Seeks Standardization to Optimize Offshore Operations

Are you exploring all avenues to enhance operational productivity, efficiency and safety at your plant? Statoil is. Their goal of production optimization through data management provides the basis for key decisions to improve plant operations. Download this article to learn how Statoil introduced one standard solution for storing and presenting process data to achieve cost savings and simplification.

Date
1/10/2017
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Multi-Stage Unconventional Fracture Design

A number of often intertwined issues can complicate the effective design of a hydraulic fracture program, and in the process, restrict maximum reservoir drainage and returns from multi-fractured horizontal shale and equally low permeability formations. However, as we demonstrated in an in-depth engineering evaluation of a three-well pad in the Utica/Point Pleasant unconventional play, largely underutilized analytical methodologies, such as production history and frac pressure matching, open the door for alternative completion designs that deliver more uniform fracture coverage with corresponding increases in production and economic returns.

Date
12/16/2016
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Going the Extra Mile: Using ball-activated systems to simplify stimulation of toe stages for extended reach laterals

Technological and operational improvements have made it possible to drill longer laterals and complete wells with higher stage counts and fracture intensity. However, limitations of wireline and coiled tubing used to deploy plugs and perforate casing can prevent the toe stages of extended reach laterals from being effectively stimulated. This paper describes some of the completion solutions available that can help improve operations by mitigating risks that can lead to unplanned nonproductive time, cost overruns and lost production.

Date
11/10/2016
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How Two Innovative, IADC-accredited Training Programs are Improving Marine and Drilling Compliance

Interactive regulatory compliance training programs can ease the process of marine and offshore drilling regulatory compliance. The oil and gas industry is continually focused on safety and compliance to ensure the safety of offshore workers and the environment. The industry is challenged to interpret and implement changes in a constantly evolving regulatory environment. Understanding the regulations is imperative to make sure all of the standards are being followed and that offshore assets are in compliance.

Date
11/7/2016
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