Featured Articles ///

MPD wellbore seal monitoring and control provide deepwater maintenance solution

Austin Johnson, AFGlobal Corporation

The novel approach of the Active Control Device enables active seal condition monitoring and control to compensate for seal wear. This feature provides deepwater rigs with a more sophisticated and effective means of maintenance.

Data-driven, underbalanced CTD improves real-time decision-making

Adam Miszewski, AnTech Ltd.

A recent project in the Texas Panhandle shows the value that digital technologies have to offer Underbalanced Coiled Tubing Drilling operations.

Neural network-derived model accurately predicts oil recovery in water-drive reservoirs

Don LeBlanc, Eastex Petroleum Consultants

Artificial neural networks are information processing systems constructed to mimic procedures that resemble those of the human brain. They have the ability to learn procedures from training patterns or data. These systems excel at pattern matching, classification, data clustering and forecasting.

Activity outside the U.S. to grow at moderate pace

Staff, World Oil

Rising oil supplies and falling prices in second-half 2018 constrained global drilling, but activity should post a measured gain in 2019. Virtually all the global oil production increase is due to U.S. shale activity.

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Mark Patton

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