Issue: May 2014
Through one year of operations, the pilot project has demonstrated the technical feasibility of solar steam generation for EOR in the Middle Eastern desert environment.
Petrobras and Baker Hughes collaborated to accomplish the industry’s first intelligent well completion in the deepwater Lower Tertiary Wilcox formation under HPHT (>250°F and >19,000 psi) conditions at a water depth exceeding 8,200 ft and a 26,000-ft TVD.
Part 1: In this first of two monthly reports, the authors highlight innovations in beam/rod pumping, linear lift, hydraulic piston pumps and hydraulic jet pumps.
The seismic industry constantly seeks to improve the contribution of seismic data to the upstream E&P workflow.
Future growth depends on more investment, improved technology from Mexico to Brazil and Chile.
In Brazil, mind-boggling financial figures for oil and gas E&P, along with a severe shortage of skilled personnel, are opening up opportunities for expats.
Tight oil dominates, but gas showing some signs of life
Facing technical challenges and escalating costs, operators are tasking oilfield service (OFS) companies to reduce well construction and production costs.
Every oilfield project has formal and informal communication structures that impact its success.
Although they were once relegated to frac flowback operations, jet pumps are now showing potential as an artificial lift method to maximize production potential.
Let’s get theoretical
KPI toolbox not yet full
Development initiatives address challenges of moving topsides to seafloor
Battelle: A history of innovation
To achieve proportionate representation of women at each level within an organization, companies will need to implement active programs and systems, to identify missed opportunities and work to eliminate them.
As the industry continues to invest unprecedented capital and time into projects, both onshore and offshore, the competition for talent to support these global projects has also increased.
Hiring strategies and the recruitment process in today’s upstream industry are changing to keep pace with the shifting supply of qualified workers, increases in compensation expectations and expanding global competition.
Australia’s recent LNG successes have been far from pain-free, with demand for skilled workers greatly outweighing supply.
Around the world, in traditional high-production areas, as well as frontier regions, the competition for qualified talent is driving up compensation demands, with companies seeking to attract as many top candidates as possible from a shrinking pool.
When it comes to succession planning and the skills gap in today’s workforce, companies around the world are approaching the subject in a variety of ways, before it is too late.
Professionals with a well-rounded and thoughtful social media presence will be better-prepared to network, whether they are in a satisfying job role, or are looking for the next career opportunity.
Companies across the upstream sector are revisiting how they train and develop their employees for technical and leadership roles, investing more time and capital than ever in these efforts.
With restrictive UK immigration policies in place, qualified workers in engineering and science disciplines are unable to remain in the country, or have difficulty returning post-education, to help close the growing gap between skilled candidates and unfilled job roles.