May 2021 ///

Features

Developing pre-rig solutions that are greener, safer and more efficient

Jostein Aleksandersen

There is an increased focus in the oil and gas sector to look further afield to opportunities presented in deepwater locations. Because of this, finding cost-efficient solutions and overcoming the associated challenges that arise below 1,000 ft will be vital for the success of new activity.

Organic Oil Recovery improves productivity of existing reservoirs

Roger Findlay

A transitional technology producing excellent results in extracting hard-to-reach oil is attracting the attention of many large operators. Ancient, resident microbes are used to liberate large oil deposits in depleted reservoirs, thanks to science uncovered by studying the humble Australian koala.

Guyana-Suriname basin: Rise from obscurity to super potential

Thomas Cool, Lumay Viloria

The challenge now facing operators in this promising region is to transition from an exploration/appraisal mode to best practices for development and production.

Closing the loop: Real-time measurement of oil in water for process facilities

Brian Crum, Austin Wilcox, Spencer Oulman

Real-time oil in water monitoring can optimize processes in produced water treatment. A field trial enabled an operator to recover crude and required no capital investment to achieve the improvements.

Unlocking the hidden value of data with a unified digital twin

Shane McArdle

A comprehensive digital twin system integrates operational and informational data to produce a fully virtualized rendering of a facility’s current situation and predicts how the asset will behave over time.

Geoscience workflow: Tracking multiple scenarios and uncertainties

Marco Piantanida, Clara Andreoletti, Matilde Dalla Rosa, Bruno Volpi, Philip Neri

Managing asset situations throughout the E&P lifecycle, using industry-standard data formats, enables future users to revert back to a critical step, to explore alternate scenarios or revisit critical uncertainties to reduced development efforts.

Setting the stage for clean fracing

Matt Steen

Digitization of well completions is the first step toward green, sustainable fracing operations.

Special Focus

Controlling sand output while increasing heavy oil production offshore China

Shuquan Xiong, Congda Wei, Donghong Luo, Mojtaba Moradi

The combination of an innovative autonomous inflow control device and gravel pack completions is effectively preventing sand production and controlling water while improving oil recovery rates, compared to analog wells.

Monetizing Permian basin well data to optimize infill completions

Scott Taylor, Geraldine Haas, Sudhendu (Kash) Kashikar

A Permian basin operator applies a purpose-built completions interpretation platform to successfully develop three infill wells and realize up to 20% cost- savings on future completions designs.

Best practices for successful completion system installation and stimulation in shallow wells

Joel Conrad, Mathew Paredes

A robust set of best practices ensures that each system reaches the planned TD. These best practices are particularly important in shallow wells to maintain safe, efficient operations.

A unique breakthrough in material science

Rutger Evers, Taylor Stein, Michael Fripp

An expanding isolation system provides operators with the next generation of cased-hole and open-hole wellbore isolation completions technology while delivering versatility and superior anchoring.

Columns

First oil

Kurt Abraham

Our U.S. forecast continues to look good

What's new in Exploration

William (Bill) Head

Race to the bottom

Drilling advances

Jim Redden

Just talk among yourselves

Water management

Mark Patton

Houston, we have a problem!

Executive viewpoint

Denis Saussus

The energy transformation begins with digital transformation

The last barrel

Craig Fleming

Never a doubt

Resources

Industry at a Glance

Craig Fleming

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