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Friday, 01 May 2015 00:00

The need for lean

During the past decade, our industry has applied new technologies and adapted old ones that enabled us to meet the…
Published in OE: 2015 / May
Friday, 01 May 2015 00:00

Laser-like precision

Jerry Lee and Greg App examine how lasers could be used for not just drilling, but for completions and well…
Published in OE: 2015 / May
Halliburton Energy Services’ Harvey J. Fitzpatrick, Jr. shows how wellbore stimulation fluids can increase production. Fig. 1—Example of acid-etching properties…
Published in OE: 2015 / May
Drilling in deeper waters calls for more advanced technology. Mark R. Luyster provides an overview of recent fluid advances for…
Published in OE: 2015 / May
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 03:52

Weatherford, Optasense form alliance

UK-based distributed acoustic sensing technology firm OptaSense has partnered with Weatherford International to form a strategic alliance to deliver integrated…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 03:37

Acona completes Perenco wells

Well drilling and management specialists Acona UK have completed a two-well campaign for Perenco UK in the Southern North Sea.…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

Inflow control

Reservoir engineers are getting to grips with automatic flow control devices to limit water cut and gas breakthrough – just…
Published in OE: 2015 / April
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 04:56

Raptor to invest £1.5 million

Raptor Oil Ltd, a pre-revenue start-up company is to invest £1.5 million on a new research and development (R&D) project…
Published in OE Press: 2015 / March
Thursday, 22 January 2015 10:23

BPZ spuds new Albacora well

BPZ Energy spudded a new well in the Albacora development well, offshore Peru. Map of Block Z-1. From BPZ.  …
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 10:14

Tullow, ExproSoft continue Wellmaster contract

Tullow Oil signed a contract in 2014 with ExproSoft for the continued use of WellMaster – the global well equipment…
GlobalData’s Adrian Lara sheds light on the kinds of deepwater projects expected to advance while the price of oil continues…
Published in OE: 2015 / January
Thursday, 01 January 2015 00:00

Benchmarking reliability

The capability to benchmark the reliability of safety-critical well barrier components against a global component test database will enable oil…
Published in OE: 2015 / January
Thursday, 01 January 2015 00:00

Integrity verification

It is possible to verify that the integrity of a well is robust by analyzing and comparing the reliability of…
Published in OE: 2015 / January
Monday, 29 December 2014 12:17

Sedco Express arrives at Oyo field

Transocean's Sedco Express semisubmersible drilling rig arrived at the Oyo field in oil mining lease (OML) 120 to begin operations for…
Monday, 08 December 2014 10:19

West Alpha to drill at Balder for ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) to use the West Alpha semisubmersible drilling rig on the…