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Adoption of wireless intelligent completions advances

Annabel Green, Paul Lynch, Tendeka

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.

Going with the flow

Travis Harris, Packers Plus Energy Services

Numerous completion technology advances have emerged to improve stimulation efficiency and lower break-even costs, but the optimal solution depends on the development.

Halliburton introduces Elect frac sleeve, improving reservoir access

Halliburton Company has introduced the Elect frac sleeve, a monobore sleeve solution that enables unlimited stage count in multistage fracturing operations.

Permian water company Solaris says it's closing in on new deal

Solaris is closing in on water deals with other companies as explorers increasingly outsource one of the key components of fracing.

Centurion Group acquires Tango Delta, expands breadth of services

Centurion Group, supply of critical rental, infrastructure and support services company, is pleased to announce that it has expanded its drilling, completions and production (DCP) segment with the acquisition of Tango Delta Rentals, Canadian communications and specialty equipment rentals business.

Brazil to pay Petrobras $9 billion in oil contract settlement

Petrobras will get $9.06 billion to settle a deepwater contract dispute with the government, ending years of negotiations and paving the way for the majors to access crude deposits in the area.

Long game: Reliable, interventionless completions for toe stages

Travis Harris, Packers Plus Energy Services

Adjusting completion plans in extended-reach laterals can reduce risk, lower costs, and expedite bringing wells online.

Majors double down as takeaway crunch eases

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

They may have arrived late to the shale soiree, but the super-majors have shown up with overflowing wallets, lofty production targets, and they’re setting the tone for the next wave of development in the transcendent Permian basin.

Technology at OTC: Latest advances target additional efficiencies, cost-cutting

This year’s collection of new technologies and products carries on the spirit of last year’s advances, and perhaps even more aggressively, in terms of wringing out further efficiencies and cost reductions.

OTC Spotlight on New Technology Awards: Innovation continues as offshore recovers

As the offshore sector of the global E&P industry shows signs of finally turning the corner, the strong pace of technical innovation is continuing.

Excess supply forces U.S. frac-sand miners to pursue other markets

For the last six years, Kevin Bowen has made a good living selling sand to operators and OFS providers who use it to complete horizontal wells. It was a lucrative market tied to the drilling boom in West Texas.

Petrofac awarded latest phase of Tullow Oil's decommissioning program

Petrofac has been appointed well operator by Tullow Oil for the next phase of its Thames Decommissioning Project, following the award of a contract worth around $16 million.

Xodus study reveals potential $77.5-million savings in North Sea decommissioning

A concept study and Front End Engineering Design (FEED) project carried out by Xodus Group has determined that a North Sea operator will save up to $77.5 million (£59 million) by adopting a Not Normally Attended (NNA) status ahead of decommissioning the field.

SPE/ICoTA ’19: Industry showcases digitization and enhanced interpretation models

On the opening day of the joint SPE/ICoTA Well Intervention Conference, operators discussed innovations, new solutions, and case histories in four technical sessions at the meeting held in The Woodlands, Texas.

Weatherford launches remote-activated, single-trip deepwater completion system

Weatherford International plc has brought to market the world's first remote-activated, single-trip deepwater completion system.

Optimizing STACK diversion strategy using pressure-based fracture maps

Jeff Kopp, Charles Kahn, Erica Coenen, Reveal Energy Services; Charles Allen, Jake Hutchton, Clark Robinson, Chaparral Energy

Fracture mapping enables operators to determine the effectiveness of different diversion techniques to control fracture growth and minimize inter-well communications.

Advancements in shale reservoir characterization optimize capital expenditures

Camilo Mejia, Natasa Mekic, Weatherford

Profitable production in shale reservoirs is achieved by optimization of capital expenditure and operational strategy improvements from the development of shale reservoir characterization technology.

Neural network-derived model accurately predicts oil recovery in water-drive reservoirs

Don LeBlanc, Eastex Petroleum Consultants

Artificial neural networks are information processing systems constructed to mimic procedures that resemble those of the human brain. They have the ability to learn procedures from training patterns or data. These systems excel at pattern matching, classification, data clustering and forecasting.

Water management

Mark Patton, Hydrozonix

Everything changes

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Equinor has, together with its partners Petoro, ExxonMobil and Total, proven gas and condensate in the Norwegian Sea Ragnfrid North (6406/2-9 S) exploration well, located ~12.43 mi (20 km) south of the Kristin platform in the Norwegian Sea.