Issue: May 2013
IC technology was successfully applied in an offshore field, in the South China Sea, to provide an efficient water-injection method for optimizing pressure support, as well as sweep.
On the heels of an upraised assessment of potential reserves, which Canada says stacks up nicely with its southern neighbor’s most prolific shale plays, tight oil is expected to play an ever-increasing role in the nation’s overall production mix. The identified liquids-rich plays in the Western Canada Sedimentary basin also have become case studies on the evolution of frac design and completion strategies in emerging unconventional plays.
An optimum water management program can be achieved by minimizing water production through subsurface technologies, and then employing field-specific surface water treatment and recycling strategies.
PART 1: Drilling infrastructure could potentially improve a community’s access to water in areas with limited potable supplies, as demonstrated in California, Central America, and various other international locations.
The largest-ever suite of MWD/LWD data acquired for an ultra-deepwater well offshore Angola aided in the design of optimum BHAs and wireline programs for subsequent wells.
Part 1: In this first of two monthly reports, the authors review various artificial lift technologies and highlight innovations in beam/rod pumping and hydraulic piston pumps.
The Hit Cube matches stochastic pseudo-well synthetics to measured seismic responses, so that seismic inversion can be done without known target information and 4D difference logs.
This year, participants at the 75th EAGE Conference and Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC will have the opportunity to take a closer look at the industry’s “Changing Frontiers.” As the global population grows and energy demand increases, oil and gas players around the world are looking for new, more sophisticated ways to access and develop Earth’s natural resources. EAGE will be held June 10-13, 2013, at ExCel London.
Study pins down cementing gaps
Growth: Organic and inorganic
Fred Dupriest: Refusing to drill by the book
Newbuilds keep on coming: MODU ahoy!
New horizons unfold in Europe
Bureaucrats’ environmental agendas run into turbulence
Well testing overlooked in deepwater exploration?
Who needs water anyway?
Companies in the news
Industry at a glance
Meetings and Events
New products and services
People in industry
World of Oil and Gas
Latin America is a continent of contradictions for oil and gas activity. Brazil’s 11th licensing round and is creating excitement for both offshore and onshore activities, but the country is experiencing declining production from mature fields. Political uncertainty is clouding prospects in Venezuela and Argentina. While Colombia has passed the 1 MMbopd milestone, lack of major discoveries has subdued expectations for the local oil and gas industry.