Issue: January 2015
Drilling deeper, highly deviated and horizontal wells has led to larger, more complex, completions.
As the offshore drilling industry continues to move into more challenging environments, well control is becoming increasingly critical.
Often a regulatory requirement, contingency plans for an accidental subsea release or blowout require advanced engineering analysis to understand the potential magnitude and consequences, and the use of a containment system.
A joint industry project (JIP) aims to develop a risk-based maintenance approach for BOPs that will retain regulatory goals and standards, yet optimize the process to reduce cost, while increasing availability and uptime.
PART 2—Both Kinetic hydrate inhibitors (KHIs) and compatible corrosion inhibitors (CIs) are water-soluble and contain surface-active components.
Injection pressures of proppant-laden slurry and proppant-free spacer, using a pulsing approach, were found to be significantly lower than those applied with conventional hydraulic fracturing treatments.
Thin injectite sand reservoirs in the North Sea have highly erratic boundaries with adjacent formations.
Optimizing completion design in anisotropic shale reservoirs using a new generation of LWD azimuthal technologies
Generating the best frac design, while avoiding costly completion programs and reducing uncertainties on fracture placement, can be achieved using spectral gamma ray and azimuthal sonic LWD technologies.
LNG takes center stage in Australia and Southeast Asia
Crude oil price turbulence could dim glow of Continental’s Springer shale discovery
Known as a robust reservoir monitoring tool in clastic deposits, 4D seismic often results in only a slight signal when used in carbonate reservoirs.
Damn the oil prices, full speed ahead
Finally: true assessment of Eagle Ford water use
My New Year analysis
On thorns, birds, bats et al
Oil in water—good to the last microdrop
Fifteen offshore topics for 2015
Don’t turn off the lights; the party ain’t over!
Merrill A. (Pete) Miller: Creating the Wal-Mart of the oil field
Numbers help to explain Saudi mindset on global production
People in the industry