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A stimulation vessel was used, in conjunction with some new concepts, to perform a successful offshore CT operation in the West Brunei Darussalam waterflooded oil field.
Well control events are almost exclusively detected by surface measurements. Early kick detection, especially in deepwater, where the riser comprises a substantial section of the wellbore, is paramount for limiting the severity of a wellbore influx; it also improves the operator’s ability to regain well control.
Regional Report: Australia/Southeast Asia - Newcomers vie with region’s heavy hitters to meet soaring demand
Australian and Southeast Asian oil and gas producers are benefiting from soaring demand, both domestically, and through exports to thirsty Asian economies, such as China, India, Japan and South Korea.
The November elections, and the recent partial shutdown of the federal government, have brought the nation’s oil and gas industry to the fore in recent weeks.
In 2005, when shale exploration was taking off, with the Henry Hub gas price above $13/Mcf, Woodford was just plain Woodford. After gas prices cratered in 2009, operators focused their attention on the Cana Woodford, the liquids-rich shale play in Canadian County, Okla. The continuing search for liquids opened up a new area called SCOOP (South Central Oklahoma Oil Project), featuring a 400-ft, liquids-rich shale section with two targets—upper and lower Woodford.
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