The use of solid expandable liners is increasing; however, the perception remains that they are viable in limited applications. Yet, changes to the expandable connection and expansion assembly have enabled a liner to be rotated, to reduce the risk of stuck pipe when running tubulars in a directional wellbore.
Attention to detail, emphasizing accountability and adherence to application specifications, increases quality and performance of hardbands while mitigating risk of failure.
As the shock of upstream downsizing abates, in reaction to an historically low drilling year, producers and service companies focus on improving efficiencies to lower break-even costs and regain profitability.
Rocked by the worst oil-price collapse in recent memory, Canadian operators are struggling to adapt to the new normal. The industry faces continued market access challenges, with much-needed pipelines bogged down by opposition.
A new forged completion landing string gives operators and drilling contractors the flexibility to use the same tubular string for both drilling and completion operations, without compromising performance or safety.
In-situ formation of water-in-crude oil emulsions is a severe problem, resulting in loss of production, high-pressure drop in flowlines and increased operational costs.
In addition to telling the BLM that it does not have legal authority for its fracing rule, a June decision by a U.S. District Court judge also might put EPA rulemaking and other federal regulatory mischief in jeopardy.
Only the core survives mounting ROR pressure
Despite low commodity prices and regional turmoil, West Africa continues to blossom as one of the world’s most prolific oil and gas markets
A high recovery rate and world record helped Petrobras achieve objectives, while saving 24 hr of deepwater drillship time, as well as operational costs.
Eagle Ford shale is metaphor for the industry
Relationships between induced seismicity and fluid injection
Is regulation the number-one issue with exploration and production?
Paved with best intentions
The Internet of (oilfield) things
Do super-majors always win?
Maintaining economic stability in Latin America amid the oil price slump
Well, good luck with that
Sowing the seeds of the next expansion
New products and services