Issue: August 2019
Innovation tackles a wide array of technical challenges, particularly for the deepwater sector.
The predictive capabilities of a life-cycle condition-based maintenance and monitoring program benefits drilling contractors and operators by lowering overall costs, reducing risks and enabling greater efficiency managing assets.
Pre-pressurization technique expanding application of flexible flowlines into deepwater environments
Flexible flowlines are a competitive alternative to rigid pipelines, due to optimized installation procedures and inherent corrosion-resistant-compliant materials. Further cost reductions are being realized through ongoing improvements in design methodologies and updated analysis tools.
Activity may pick up to near-record levels in the next several years, as the province continues to encourage technical innovation.
Since the 1960s, the North Sea has remained a highly sought-after region for oil and gas E&P.
As operators search for reserves in challenging HPHT environments, new technology is required to support these projects. An innovative expandable liner hanger, which offers a gas-tight metal-to-metal sealing system, is capable of superior hanging capacity for installing casing strings of various lengths.
Technology advancements in sand control lower the total cost of ownership of well completions.
The caliche roads cutting through the blackbrush and mesquite of the South Texas brush country are a bit less congested of late, as Eagle Ford drilling and completion activity dips in what is ranked among the most profitable of the unconventional plays.
Two federally-funded projects in the Bakken and Eagle Ford shales strive to improve recovery efficiency in unconventional plays while accelerating their development and generating high-quality data.
Completion system capabilities continue to advance, as the industry targets deeper formations in developing unconventional plays.
It’s wait and see on UK’s Johnson
“Boldly” missing from today’s oilfield vernacular
Catching up with the times
What is a well?
Russia’s current account, the oil market and the ruble
Texas – and America – benefit from our energy renaissance
Patience is a virtue
News & Resources
Eni has completed drilling on Agogo-2, the first appraisal well of the Agogo discovery in Block 15/06, offshore Angola.
Crude benchmarks remained relatively steady in July, despite escalating political tension in the Persian Gulf and the resumption of talks aimed to resolve a trade dispute between the U.S. and China, which could spark increased demand.
Donald Mosing—son of Frank Mosing, founder of oilfield service company Frank’s International—passed away in late May, in Lafayette, La.
KCA Deutag’s land drilling operation has won three new contracts in Russia, worth approximately $168 million.
Varel Oil and Gas has designed a new PDC directional drill bit with accurate, predictive simulation software to target what directional companies and operators need most—consistent, controllable bits in the curve.