With rig contract cancellations, fleet retirements, and large-scale cost-cutting slicing through the offshore drilling market, new technology assumes an even more important role in safety, efficiency, capability and—ultimately—marketability. As utilization drops, advantage is often found in innovation—if not now, then certainly in the upturn that will arrive eventually.
Autonomous ICDs are self-regulating and classed as being active. Unlike its passive counterpart, which produces greater choking for higher-density fluids, an AICD chokes water and gas more readily. This prevents the well from being flooded when unwanted fluids break through. This article describes the capabilities of the AICD and presents a workflow to design a field-specific AICD.
A new collaborative SIMOPS management system promises to optimize the planning and execution of seismic and other critical operations, even under rapidly changing offshore conditions.
Integrated geoscience project to shine light on Gabon South basin.
The northwest frontier region has seen a boost in exploration efforts, rewarded by some key discoveries that define the region as an up-and-coming E&P province.
High hopes, but results slim so far
In the beginning, there was the Windfall Profit Tax, and government’s ability to craft similar, ill-advised energy policy instruments has not abated to this day.
Election rhetoric blossoming
Has Continental Drift moved you?
Keeping efficiency in the game
Disputed waters raise hopes, create conflict
Nuclear deal with Iran impacts U.S. producers negatively
Offshore project cost-savings of 30% to 40% are possible
Don Conkle: Proppant innovation at motocross speed
Widely disparate ideologies pose continual threat to industry
New products and services