July 2018 ///
Collaboration is the foundation for most offshore advances. The immensity of the challenge—“How do we do this better?”—imposes a critical dictum on all the involved parties: share the burden or fold the tent and go home. In the following examples, teamwork meets the test head-on, as partnerships and consortiums field an array of solutions.
An insightful approach to tackling one of the upstream oil and gas industry’s most challenging issues.
Decommissioning is often seen as the end of the road, but it’s actually a part of the on-going lifecycle. By reducing liabilities and direct costs when shutting down uneconomic wells, it frees up capital to invest in exploiting other fields.
Hydraulic screen technology in sand control completion can maximize asset value while providing a simpler, more flexible installation that improves reliability.
A new through-the-bit acoustic service enables operators to compare measurements taken before and after hydraulic fracturing in smaller casing sizes. The data are used to define open intervals after the treatment is executed to estimate propped fracture height.
The Eagle Ford is enjoying a comeuppance, of sorts. Once left to pick up Permian basin leftovers, the unconventional elder has emerged as a veritable hedge against the bottleneck-induced price differentials of its high-flying neighbor to the immediate west.
On March 1, U.S. President Donald Trump announced 25% tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. The E&P industry is telling Congress and the administration that this is a bad idea. The real question is “Why Was Anyone Surprised?”
Although global exploration has been fading of late, Western Europe’s offshore sector is still red-hot, in terms of E&P potential.
ONS is gearing up for another year in Stavanger, Norway, where operators, international suppliers and decision-makers are set to gather for one of the world’s leading oil, gas and energy forums.
Mitigating risks offshore has been a contentious subject in the oil and gas industry. Until know, there were limited approaches to safe-guarding people and vessels. Today, there are new, comprehensive approaches to monitoring and communicating risk.
Canada’s E&P sector still trying to regain traction
Research foci to improve EOR
Wildcatting? Maybe the industry is coming out of its risk paralysis
Opening the Gen Z pipeline
Produced water reuse and frac fluid compatibility
Shaping the future of the industry
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EnerMech has appointed Salvatore Cutino as regional director for Africa, based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Akofs Offshore has been awarded a contract for light well intervention services, using its 156-m vessel, Akofs Seafarer, for all Equinor-operated licenses, in the period 2020 to 2025.
Nikon Metrology, in partnership with the COREX unit of Premier Oilfield Laboratories, is improving augmented rock core investigations by using high-resolution microfocus-computed tomography (micro-CT) scanning.
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