July 2004 ///
Components for this evolutionary type of drilling have been designed, built and tested onshore to simulate most aspects of offshore usage.
Deep drilling projects are finding reserves in new offshore frontiers.
Flexibility was built into a deepwater, subsea tie-back scheme.
Demands on tubulars require more attention to critical design and inspection.
Extensive hydraulic fracturing is necessary to combat strong turbulence that can occur in high-permeability, high-deliverability gas wells.
A wide range of applications and a new draft standard are just two reasons why the material is gaining acceptance throughout the global upstream industry.
Six companies have submitted reviews of recent innovations or improvements.
Achieving the goal of a single-diameter well is still not that easy.
A new predictive methodology can help assess, reduce and prevent the occurrence of this unwelcome condition after frac jobs in tight gas completions.
Operators can become very unhappy when they have people and rigs waiting on pipe, yet the OTCG management process has hardly changed in decades.
Operators identified water control methods that paid off quickly.
Ghosting during data processing is nearly eliminated by a new method.
Offshore spending boost predicted; new carbon drill pipe
Lies, damn lies and harbor spies, Part 1
Russian efficiency gains could free up exports
Recovery chemical tested; UK rounds succeed
Lies, damn lies and harbor spies, Part 2
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