Issue: November 2009
Shell applies modern decline analysis and material balance to answer the question.
An integrated brownfield study improved production forecasting.
In a trial in Argentina, the new rods reduced connection failures and raised output.
Companies continue to develop more advanced riserless systems and ancillary technologies to bring down the high cost of subsea well interventions and improve efficiency and safety of operations.
A two-well field trial for Pemex demonstrated the hybrid technology incorporating RSS and remote control of mud pumps.
The traditional relationship between vendors and users is radically altered by new software delivery mechanisms. Production reporting and allocation is a good example.
Newbuilds continue to enter the US fleet, as rig-building programs initiated several years ago keep producing new units.
Advances are being delivered in multiphase pumping, water treatment and injection, separation and compression systems designed for the seafloor.
As the industry moves to ultradeep water, mitigation alternatives will be critical to sustain production efficiency.
Is technology the cure-all for NPT?
Unexpected interest in low energy nuclear reactions stems from new results
Monthly updates of exploration discoveries throughout the globe.
How deepwater exploration fits into the big picture
Exxon’s Asia-Pacific activity sees stealth growth
What do mantle plumes tell us about plate tectonics?
Closing the loop on energy and waste in heavy oil production
Companies in the news
September global oil supply rose by 310,000 bpd. Though OPEC supply has continued to rise from the lows earlier in the year, global supply in 2009 was nearly flat in comparison with September 2008.
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