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Western Europe sees “positive development” offshore after years of output decline

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Although global exploration has been fading of late, Western Europe’s offshore sector is still red-hot, in terms of E&P potential.

Improving fracture design in tight gas reservoirs using new slim dipole tool

Jose Rafael Zambrano, Edgar Velez, Schlumberger; Gabriel Gallardo Giozza, The University of Texas at Austin; Federico Sorenson, Tecpetrol; Lucia Lamberghini, Pan American Energy LLC

A new through-the-bit acoustic service enables operators to compare measurements taken before and after hydraulic fracturing in smaller casing sizes. The data are used to define open intervals after the treatment is executed to estimate propped fracture height.

Teamwork—The great facilitator

Mike Slaton, Contributing Editor

Collaboration is the foundation for most offshore advances. The immensity of the challenge—“How do we do this better?”—imposes a critical dictum on all the involved parties: share the burden or fold the tent and go home. In the following examples, teamwork meets the test head-on, as partnerships and consortiums field an array of solutions.

Boosting the power of Big Data for completions

Piyush Pankaj, Samir Menasria, Abhishek Sharma, Priyavrat Shuklaj, Tobias Judd, Schlumberger; Steve Geetan, Richard MacDonald, EP Energy Corporation

Predictive proxy model uses data analytics, reservoir characterization to streamline completion optimization

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Water management

Mark Patton

Produced water reuse and frac fluid compatibility

Energy issues

William J. Pike

Research foci to improve EOR

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Inventory management, exponentially simplified

Manually tracking iron in the field is costly in terms of time and labor. For one customer, using pen and paper to manually track iron took three workers an entire day to log 900 pieces of iron by part type alone. By using Weir’s RFID Technology and Mobile App, the operator can now conduct the same inventory with one worker in three to four hours. That’s a 94 percent reduction in man-hours—and a complete elimination of human error.