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OTC15: DNV GL wins FMC 20k JIP

May 04, 2015

FMC Technologies awarded DNV GL to perform independent third party verification of a high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) subsea completion, production and work-over system. Subsea illustration…

Improved chelant stimulation treatments deliver sustained production gains

May 01, 2015

Halliburton Energy Services’ Harvey J. Fitzpatrick, Jr. shows how wellbore stimulation fluids can increase production. Fig. 1—Example of acid-etching properties of SandStim service. The service…

Advances in technologies for additives and fluids

May 01, 2015

Drilling in deeper waters calls for more advanced technology. Mark R. Luyster provides an overview of recent fluid advances for the completion phase of deepwater projects. The industry has evolved in the last decade to further drilling…

The need for lean

May 01, 2015

During the past decade, our industry has applied new technologies and adapted old ones that enabled us to meet the world’s energy needs more efficiently, productively and safely. Bond. From Hess. As an engineer…

Laser-like precision

May 01, 2015

Jerry Lee and Greg App examine how lasers could be used for not just drilling, but for completions and well intervention projects, too. Laser drilled sandstone core sample.  Images from ZerLux Hungary Ltd…

Weatherford, Optasense form alliance

Apr 28, 2015

UK-based distributed acoustic sensing technology firm OptaSense has partnered with Weatherford International to form a strategic alliance to deliver integrated optical sensing solutions designed to optimize well planning, construction and production across the asset lifecycle…

Acona completes Perenco wells

Apr 01, 2015

Well drilling and management specialists Acona UK have completed a two-well campaign for Perenco UK in the Southern North Sea. The seven-month campaign, using the Transocean GSF Monarch jackup, drilled a subsea well on the Leman field…

Inflow control

Apr 01, 2015

Reservoir engineers are getting to grips with automatic flow control devices to limit water cut and gas breakthrough – just as they did with their passive forbearers, explain Benn A Voll, Ismarullizam Mohd Ismail, and Iko Oguche. Fig…

Raptor to invest £1.5 million

Mar 10, 2015

Raptor Oil Ltd, a pre-revenue start-up company is to invest £1.5 million on a new research and development (R&D) project to help boost performance in the oil and gas sector.  Raptor is using proven proprietary signal processing technology…

BPZ spuds new Albacora well

Jan 22, 2015

BPZ Energy spudded a new well in the Albacora development well, offshore Peru. Map of Block Z-1. From BPZ.   Well A-22D was spudded on 10 January due to positive results from Albacora well A-27D…

Tullow, ExproSoft continue Wellmaster contract

Jan 14, 2015

Tullow Oil signed a contract in 2014 with ExproSoft for the continued use of WellMaster – the global well equipment reliability database. By tracking the failures of all their active wells, the operator enables increased production and reduced…

Benchmarking reliability

Jan 01, 2015

The capability to benchmark the reliability of safety-critical well barrier components against a global component test database will enable oil and gas operators to optimize asset performance, Ged Lunt says. Optimizing asset performance…

Integrity verification

Jan 01, 2015

It is possible to verify that the integrity of a well is robust by analyzing and comparing the reliability of its existing components with those in a reliability database. Engineers can compare new technology against that used in existing components…

Different risk profiles among deepwater projects

Jan 01, 2015

GlobalData’s Adrian Lara sheds light on the kinds of deepwater projects expected to advance while the price of oil continues to fall. Engineers from Jumbo Maritime deliver 25 MOF caissons for the…

Sedco Express arrives at Oyo field

Dec 29, 2014

Transocean's Sedco Express semisubmersible drilling rig arrived at the Oyo field in oil mining lease (OML) 120 to begin operations for CAMAC Energy, offshore Nigeria. The Sedco Express. From Transocean…

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