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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.

Jumbo wins offshore subsea decommissioning project in the North Sea

Jumbo has been awarded an offshore decommissioning project in the North Sea by TAQA Energy BV, involving the removal, transportation and disposal of three subsea protection domes and piles.

Coretrax Enviroplug plunges the cost of environmental barrier for P&A

At a fraction of the cost of conventional tools, Coretrax, the wellbore clean-up and abandonment specialist, is increasing its stock of CX-Enviroplugs to meet demand for a safe, simple and significantly cost-effective solution for big bore cement plug placement.

Vallourec launches new online sales platform for the oil and gas market

Vallourec is now offering online sales of tubular solutions with its new e-commerce platform: Smartengo.

Fluor awarded Halliburton chemicals project in Saudi Arabia

Fluor Corporation has announced that it was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction of the Halliburton Specialty Chemicals Manufacturing Reaction Plant located in the PlasChem Park, Jubail, Saudi Arabia. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the fourth quarter of 2018.

USGS: Vegetation recovery on abandoned oil and gas well sites is variable

Recovery of vegetation on plugged and abandoned oil and gas well sites on the Colorado Plateau is influenced by time, moisture, nonnative plants and the type of plant community that was originally in place before well sites were constructed, according to a recently published study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

ConocoPhillips’ Greg Leveille sees rapid trajectory of technical advancement continuing

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

In an exclusive interview with World Oil Editor-in-Chief Kurt Abraham, ConocoPhillips Chief Technology Officer Greg Leveille discusses the technical issues facing global E&P, particularly as relates to the many U.S. unconventional plays

Executive viewpoint

John Tintera, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers

The Great Water Hope: The future of oilfield produced water

Hydraulic fracturing conference hits full stride on day two

On the second day of SPE’s hydraulic fracturing conference, held on Wednesday, in the Woodlands, Texas, the technical presentations kicked into high-gear, with four major categories being explored by SME’s from operating companies, service providers and academia.

James Fisher Offshore, First Subsea technology fusion ready for lift-off

Subsea project delivery firms James Fisher Offshore (JFO) and First Subsea have joined forces to launch a cut and lift product that aims to streamline decommissioning projects worldwide, simplifying operations while reducing costs and risk.

GEODynamics offers HELLfire perforating system

GEODynamics, Inc. introduces the new patented HELLFire perforating system, a revolutionary solution that allows the oil and gas industry to more effectively complete multi-stage plug-and-perf operations.

C-Kore sensor monitor tool increases safety around well-heads

C-Kore Systems are pleased to announce a new subsea testing tool, the C-Kore Sensor Monitor.

Halliburton sees downward pressure on fracing business

Halliburton forecast a drop in fracing earnings in the first quarter as the OFS announced a cut in capital expenditure to match a more disciplined approach from customers.

Pragma's Downhole Steam Injection Valve takes next step towards North Sea reality

Aberdeen-based oil and gas production technology business, Pragma Well Technology, has been given the green light by Pharis Energy and OGTC to progress with the manufacture and prototype testing of their Downhole Steam Injection Valve (DSIV) following a successful feasibility study.