April 2019 ///
The flagship Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is not only gearing up for another year at NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park) in Houston, but it is celebrating its 50th anniversary!
As the offshore sector of the global E&P industry shows signs of finally turning the corner, the strong pace of technical innovation is continuing.
This year’s collection of new technologies and products carries on the spirit of last year’s advances, and perhaps even more aggressively, in terms of wringing out further efficiencies and cost reductions.
A new drill pipe connection, capable of faster makeup and breakout, is reducing NPT in extended-reach drilling and challenging well environments, while remaining economically competitive with other premium connections.
Helping the customer beyond just product delivery, a manufacturing company successfully delivers a full package of products and services: API 17G qualifications, coatings, logistics, and accessories included.
Shhh… Don’t scare this thing off. After four years of declining drilling activity, permits are up, rig count is up, and there is cautious optimism afloat on a bubbling current of hallelujahs.
A one-trip system for annular cementing combines multiple tools to speed operations, improve safety, and reduce costs.
Recent advancements in logging-while drilling and wireline logging technology have improved the industry’s ability to place wells in the reservoir, evaluate adjacent formations, and understand targeted reservoirs and the rocks and fluids that comprise them.
They may have arrived late to the shale soiree, but the super-majors have shown up with overflowing wallets, lofty production targets, and they’re setting the tone for the next wave of development in the transcendent Permian basin.
Adjusting completion plans in extended-reach laterals can reduce risk, lower costs, and expedite bringing wells online.
During a recent visit to Houston, Israel’s chief geologist, Dr. Michael (Miki) Gardosh, who operates within the Ministry of Energy, visited with World Oil Editor-in-Chief Kurt Abraham, providing an update on the country’s E&P sector. Activity remains solid offshore, buoyed by a current bidding round, and there also is some renewed interest onshore.
A new engineered fiber optic and sensing system provides exceptional data quality on permanent and intervention cables. The improved sensitivity lowers operational costs by reducing the source effort and increasing the frequency of the measurements.
UK E&P industry not overly concerned by Brexit, yet
Think outside the [ice] box
Ready for prime time?
The beat goes on
Searching for answers: Are oil and gas technologies truly integrated?
Susan Agar: Resilience transcends the boundaries of progress
Times they are a-changing
News & Resources
Svenska Petroleum Exploration AB has commissioned Exceed to drill the first-ever deepwater well offshore Guinea Bissau, West Africa.
Despite record production from U.S. shale fields, crude prices surged in March, with WTI and Brent up 4.5% and 2.5%, respectively.
Drilling rigs and capital drilling equipment sales and service company, HENDERSON, has named Billy Rogers as president of drilling products.
LUKOIL has commenced drilling new production wells at West Qurna-2 field as part of the second development phase.
CGG’s GeoSoftware, part of its Geoscience Division, has launched Jason 10.0, HampsonRussell 10.4 and PowerLog 10.0.
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