Offshore Drilling Completions News - page 15


Why the fracpack gets top billing

Apr 01, 2011

Once in a while I would like to look inward and discuss technical advances in the industry or how things have evolved. In the case of hydraulic fracturing, the process has emerged as the premier production enhancement technique in oil and gas…

Core solution

Mar 02, 2011

Coring practices and equipment used in the Gulf of Mexico's Lower Tertiary needed to adapt to formation conditions to improve on past recovery success. Petrobras' James Meyer opens OE's drilling & completion technology two-parter with a review…

Breathing new life into Mars

Feb 02, 2011

A decade and a half after its Mars TLP started production, Shell is gearing up for the Mars B development and its centerpiece, the Olympus TLP. Russell McCulley talks to Robert Patterson, Shell VP upstream major projects for the Americas, about…

Expanding well design

Nov 01, 2010

By ensuring optimal hole size, well designs using solid expandable tubulars have a far-reaching effect on drilling, evaluation, completion and life-of-well solutions. Enventure Global Technology’s Kevin Waddell, Jerry Fritsch and Kristaq Mitrushi…

Greenland drilling ends for 2010

Oct 26, 2010

Cairn Energy has wrapped up its 2010 exploration drilling campaign offshore Greenland and released both the Stena Forth and Stena Don rigs, the company said 26 October 2010.Cairn suspended the Alpha-1S1 exploration well to allow possible re-entry to sidetrack or deepen the well at a later date…

Challenges ahead

Sep 01, 2010

The risks associated with placing complex open hole completions across the reservoir are increasing. Deep Casing Tools’ Mark Presslie explains why and describes how a new tool assists the first-time placement of liners or completions.--Over the past two decades…

Products in action - OE August 2010

Aug 09, 2010

Boosting recoveryThe HiWay flow-channel hydraulic fracturing technique, formally released by Schlumberger late June, is designed to maximize production and hydrocarbon recovery through the creation of open flow channels within the propped fracture…

Remote control triggers cost reductions

Jul 09, 2010

R&D-focused companies have raced to develop remote technology that will cut rig time while maintaining health & safety standards. Red Spider's Rod Falconer discusses how its technology has enabled operators to approach interventions and completions…

Intelligence gathering

Jun 10, 2010

The digital oilfield has become mainstream and is how business is now conducted. That was the message at the third SPE Intelligent Energy conference convened in The Netherlands this spring with over 1500 attendees including a high proportion of business leaders…

Express service

Feb 16, 2010

Multiple zone single trip completion systems have been out there for quite some time. It wasn’t until the 1990s that Schlumberger started to invest in the time-saving aspects of single-trip multizone completions, Bryan Stamm, technology manager for Schlumberger’s sand control division…

Select model

Feb 16, 2010

When it comes to single trip multizone completions, Weatherford is ‘looking at four specific types of completions’ in its current offering, says Keith Parry, the service company’s global director of business development. These are: the Advanced Reservoir Management System (ARMS)…

Enhanced options

Feb 16, 2010

Halliburton entered the picture with its technology commercially in 1993 and employed its first Single-Trip Multizone (STMZ) system and Single- Trip Dual Zone (STDZ) system in the South China Sea. The company’s Otis Engineering subsidiary, through its sand control tools group…

Complete treatment

Feb 16, 2010

BJ Services entered the multizone single trip completion market in 2005, when it began designing its ComPlete Multizone Single Trip (MST) system in response to a pair of operator requests.--‘One operator had multiple reservoirs that were of similar pressure but separated by numerous shale layers…

Beta and beyond

Feb 16, 2010

Time is money, and deepwater means more time and more money. Operators, keen to minimize rig time, have been pushing for more efficient ways to complete wells with multiple zones. One method is to carry out multiple completions in one trip,…

Rock science

Jan 06, 2010

Drilling has long led the industry when it comes to technology, leaving completions with a need to catch up. During the IADC's Completions Conference – the first one the International Drilling Contractors Association has organized devoted solely…

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