Issue: May 2007
The limitations of multi-nodal approaches are overcome by CFD modeling.
Cost and the degree of integration will determine whether an intelligent completion should be chosen over a standardized, less-expensive solution.
Compared to a conventional completion, a Saudi Aramco maximum reservoir contact well with intelligent well systems succeeded with minimal incremental risk.
Several low-cost DST wells have been successfully installed in Brunei.
To stabilize a GOM wellbore, Eni optimized overbalance and adjusted mud properties, thereby reducing sample acquisition time and rig cost.
Operators can optimize production and reduce expenses by using field-wide surveillance and production monitoring in real time.
This overview of the exploration industry's status provides the views of the players involved, in a question-and-answer format.
Deepwater statistical report: Petrobras leads other large companies in deepwater reserves discovered
Among the world's largest operators, Petrobras predictably leads in terms of total deepwater reserves discovered, followed by BP, Shell, Chevron and ExxonMobil.
A produced water re-injection application addresses challenges of severely corroded water injectors in a UK North Sea oil field.
Preview of the agenda and technical program for the Gas and Oil Exposition and Canadian International Petroleum Conference in Calgary, June 12-14, 2007.
Before completing a deepwater subsea well, BP overcame a complex installation problem by identifying and solving problems.
Aspect ratio is not always effective in discriminating oil particles from other solids, but a combination of optical parameters gets the job done.
Clarity beneath the salt is essential to understanding the Lower Tertiary, a deepwater Gulf of Mexico trend that could continue further to the east.
For some applications, this method has proved to be a safe, effective alternative to wireline testers.
Part 2: This concluding article profiles 13 improvements, offered by 10 companies, in electric submersible pumping and other artificial lift operations.
How to drill a well.
Constructive disruptive technology
Peak oil vies for attention.
Shell moves closer to the end of exploration
Organization of Gas Exporting Countries.
Acquisitions, mergers, ventures and other company news
Further OPEC cuts and OECD production outages led to a 265,000-bopd decline in March world oil supply to 85.3 million bpd.
Vol. 228 No. 5 Meeting & events MAY IADC (International Association of Drilling Contractors), Drillin
New product and service offerings from company press releases
Personnel changes and promotions in the petroleum industry
Marathon Oil said that it struck oil in a new deepwater discovery well in the Green Canyon region of the Gulf of Mexico.