August 2011 ///
Deployed in the Danish North Sea, the screens employ a ceramic construction and loose-fitting design that enable them to withstand erosion more effectively than wire screens.
By modifying the zeta potential of the formation particles, the non-resin treatment creates an ionic attraction that can eliminate sand and fines migration, and often reduces watercut.
Activity in the Bakken formation has seen remarkable growth during the last decade.
Following the movement of offshore exploration in the North Sea and elsewhere around the world, one of Europe’s premier oil and gas shows is reaching for deeper water.
Improvements in Vibroseis operations through advancements in land acquisition technologies and techniques by equipment manufacturers offer substantial benefits to geophysical service operators and E&P companies.
No one is chanting “Drill, baby, drill,” but US operators are doing just that, extending their strong run in 2010 to 2011 as they take advantage of sustained high oil prices.
A mixed bag: Strong licensing, deal activity but less drilling offshore the UK and Norway
Despite offshore delays, Arctic projects advance and new areas are opened
Horizontal drilling in the Bakken shale formation of the Williston basin has been going on since 2000, but since 2009 the play has seen an unprecedented surge in drilling activity.
Drilling fluid within the borehole must be accounted for during petrophysical interpretation. This was not a problem when muds were simple water-based or invert-oil emulsions, but with newer chemistry, complex modeling may be required to retain interpretation accuracy.
With automation, the rig floor enters the digital age
More oil and gas from many more places
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The Cameron artificial heart team:
Re-engineering oilfield technology to save lives
War of words reflects deep tensions in the South China Sea
Incremental improvements in vibration technology
Helium, the other natural gas: End of an era?
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