Issue: May 2019
Numerous completion technology advances have emerged to improve stimulation efficiency and lower break-even costs, but the optimal solution depends on the development.
Wireless intelligent completion technology has the potential to change the way that reservoirs are managed, linking highly segmented and complex wellbore systems to the digital oil field.
Innovative technology helps operators map reservoir and fluid boundaries over 200 ft (61 m) from the wellbore, more than doubling the industry standard for depth of investigation.
The recent tightening of oil export sanctions by the Trump administration against Iran has caused me to do some thinking.
The Marcellus shale Energy and Environmental Laboratory (MSEEL) is a field project conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), an agency of the U.S Department of Energy. It conducts extended studies to analyze and characterize key attributes of the Marcellus in the eastern U.S., to increase production and ultimate recovery. MSEEL is one of numerous field lab projects conducted by NETL.
The challenges of fueling hydraulic fracturing operations come in many forms, including consistent fuel supply, efficiency, emissions and safety. Natural gas power generation and specialized fracturing fleets offer answers to many concerns posed by traditional diesel-powered technology, and present a new paradigm for wellsite power.
Brandishing an array of government initiatives and the allure of world-class geology, Brazil is intent on reversing recent years of decline in overall production.
Most EOR methods use surfactants as injection fluids in traditional core-flooding operations. However, a new micromodel improves in-situ and dynamic saturation information, in less time and at a lower cost.
Digitization and automation require a very good understanding of multi-phase flows, if such new modeling concepts are to improve hydrocarbon production, and there is much more to do.
A single architecture improves scalability and data integrity, and decreases capital spending.
Alberta looks forward to better days
What information should you trust?
It knows when you’re sleepy
Time for a reality check
Why would you drill without MPD?
News & Resources
Talos Energy—alongside consortium partners Sierra Oil & Gas and Premier Oil—has provided an update on the Zama appraisal program in Mexico’s Block 7, in the prolific Sureste basin.
In April, crude rallied to four-month highs, as cuts by OPEC+, and forced export reductions in Venezuela and Iran, pushed WTI up 9.1% ($63.42/bbl), while Brent gained 6.7% ($70.58/bbl).
Peter Voser has been named interim CEO at ABB.
Well-Safe Solutions has agreed to acquire the Ocean Guardian semisubmersible drilling unit from Diamond Offshore.
Sercel has launched its first distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) seismic solution.