Featured Articles ///

ShaleTech Report: Tuning unconventional reservoir performance with geoscience-guided completion strategies

Robert Laronga, Edgar Velez, Elia Haddad, Casey R. Chadwick, Schlumberger

As operating efficiencies near a plateau in North American shale basins, a renewed focus on geoscience offers new strategies to further lower total cost/bbl. Selective application of measurements to provide visibility on reservoir variability encountered in laterals improves decision-making to maximize ROI on completion spend.

Geostatistical inversion transforms subsurface understanding across the Americas

Graham Spence, Bertrand Six, Mark Letizia, Ekaterina Kneller, CGG

Four recent case studies document how an advanced seismic inversion workflow, which integrates geoscience data, enables operators to enhance their reservoir characterization interpretation.

The future of LNG, post-pandemic

Andrew Stafford, Chris Briggs, Trelleborg marine and infrastructure operation

The LNG sector has suffered cancelled cargoes and project setbacks, due to Covid-19. However, the post-pandemic future of LNG looks promising. The following five-year forecast emphasizes the importance of upgrading equipment to ensure efficient operations.

Passive-magnetic ranging capability for relief wells in salt formations

Serge Roggeband, Koen Noy, Shell Global Solutions International; Joe Burke, John Wright, Wild Well Control

A new triangulation method, using MWD survey data, provides operators a viable ranging and homing option for well control contingency planning.

Featured Columns ///

First oil

Kurt Abraham

The energy policy-equivalent of a battlefield ensues

Executive viewpoint

Dr. Ashraf Al-Tahini

Aramco’s use of new technology benefits its business and the environment

TechTalk ///More TechTalk

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Bringing value to the surface with Stepan Oilfield Solutions — Europe

Whether you are in Europe, the Middle East, Africa or Russia, the Stepan Oilfield Solutions team in Europe works diligently to solve challenges that are unique to the upstream market. Our dedicated team can help you protect your assets, save money and optimize your business. Together, we can bring value to the surface.

Maximizing scheduling effectiveness for all disciplines across the entire E&P organization

After many years of organic growth, and a series of acquisitions, a leading US E&P company was confronted with the harsh reality that their efficiency and revenues were being negatively impacted, because as they had grown so did their number of well delivery scheduling methods. Based on its data model, visualization capabilities, ease of integration, ability to run multiple scenarios and compare analytics plus more, the Company selected Actenum’s scheduling software, Actenum DSO/Upstream.

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