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Schlumberger, multilateral retrofit

Multilateral Retrofits Help Grow Production Offshore

Schlumberger is working to modernize completions and combine all-electric intelligent completion systems with multilateral retrofit.

E&P’s 2022 ‘Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation’ Winning Technologies

E&P’s 2022 ‘Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation’ Winning Technologies

The MEAs program recognizes new products and technologies designed by companies and people who understand the need for newer, better and constantly changing technological innovation to appease the energy-hungry world.

E&P Highlights: Aug. 8, 2022

E&P Highlights: Aug. 8, 2022

Here’s a roundup of the latest E&P headlines including new production and contract announcements from the past week in the upstream oil and gas industry.

International E&P Highlights: Papua New Guinea

International E&P Highlights: Papua New Guinea

Though recent operational growth in Papua New Guinea has slowed, potential remains for further project development from PNG operators Exxon Mobil and TotalEnergies.

Extending E&P Infrastructure Lifespan with Maintenance Planning

Extending E&P Infrastructure Lifespan with Maintenance Planning

Asset management software can optimize maintenance schedules for oil and gas infrastructure based on available resources. “Maintenance is not sexy. It’s a cost,” expert says.

Operators Urged to Brace for ‘Above-normal’ Atlantic Hurricane Season

Operators Urged to Brace for ‘Above-normal’ Atlantic Hurricane Season

BSEE is requiring oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico to include a reporting schedule for hurricane and storm evacuations.

DeNovo Boasts Tech Advantage to Monetize Stranded Gas in Trinidad

DeNovo Boasts Tech Advantage to Monetize Stranded Gas in Trinidad

DeNovo Energy is using technologies from natural user interface to asset integrity management to continuous monitor operations at two platforms offshore Trinidad and Tobago.

E&P Highlights: Aug. 1, 2022

E&P Highlights: Aug. 1, 2022

Here’s a roundup of the latest E&P headlines including company updates from the past week in the upstream oil and gas industry.

Tapping into Seismic Imaging Advances

Tapping into Seismic Imaging Advances

Reprocessing existing data with new technologies reveals more in seismic imaging for oil and gas operators around the world.

Ecopetrol, Petrobras Report Deepwater Gas Find Offshore Colombia

Ecopetrol, Petrobras Report Deepwater Gas Find Offshore Colombia

The deepwater gas discovery reported by Ecopetrol and Petrobras offshore Colombia confirms the importance of the Caribbean region and increases the possibility for developing a new E&P frontier off northern South America.

E&P Case Study: Predicting Proppant and Fluid Flow Leads to Better Fracs

E&P Case Study: Predicting Proppant and Fluid Flow Leads to Better Fracs

The oil and gas industry has long assumed that sand and fluid flow uniformly together through casing. However, surface tests conducted by GEODynamics with six shale operators in the U.S. unequivocally proved otherwise.

ZEDEDA, edge computing

ZEDEDA Software: Taking Computing to the Edge

The orchestration and management software is like an operating system for the edge, and oil and gas companies are using it to handle data heavy tasks in wide-ranging locations, ZEDEDA’s CEO and co-founder tells Hart Energy.

Inspection Robots Invade Oil and Gas Space

Inspection Robots Invade Oil and Gas Space

Autonomous inspection robots, which have been proven through recent pilot programs to detect leaks and corrosion problems during routine inspections at onshore oil and gas sites, could soon debut offshore.

E&P Highlights (Week of July 25, 2022)

E&P Highlights: July 25, 2022

Here’s a roundup of the latest E&P headlines including new appointments and product announcements from the past week in the upstream oil and gas industry.

TotalEnergies, MGTC, PTTEP

TotalEnergies Definitively Withdraws from Myanmar

TotalEnergies filed a six-month withdrawal notice on Jan. 21, 2022, from its Myanmar operations due to the growing political unrest in the country.

Acoustic Subsea Pipeline Inspection Finds Hydrate Plug

Subsea Firm Proves Acoustic Hydrate Detection in Deep Water

Now that a ROV-propelled acoustic sensor has proven the ability to locate blockage in a deepwater pipeline, TSC Subsea is looking into other use cases, such as detecting the buildup of hydrates and wax deposits before a plug form.

E&P Case Study: Impact of Autonomously Controlling Injection Fluids Conformance

E&P Case Study: Impact of Autonomously Controlling Injection Fluids Conformance

Tendeka and Petroleum Expert performed an extensive dynamic reservoir simulation study evaluating the impact of pressure, temperature and flow variations of injection fluids on the performance of injection wells with various completions.

TechnipFMC Inks FEED Deal in Brazil Worth over $1 Billion

TechnipFMC Inks FEED Deal in Brazil Worth over $1 Billion

The FEED “study will finalize the technical solution for the proposed gas and condensate greenfield development in the presalt Campos Basin” before Equinor makes its FID, TechnipFMC said in a press statement.

Biden Administration Releases Proposed Offshore Leasing Plan

Biden Administration Releases Proposed Offshore Leasing Plan

The release of the proposal by the Biden administration is only the second part of a three-step process to finalize “whether or how many” lease sales will be held in the five-year plan.

Sembcorp Delivers World’s First 8th-gen Ultradeepwater Drillship

Sembcorp Delivers World’s First 8th-gen Ultradeepwater Drillship

The world’s first eighth-generation drillship, the Deepwater Atlas, is expected to begin operations at the Shenandoah project in the Gulf of Mexico later this year, according to a Transocean release.

How Shale Producers Can Deliver Oil and Gas for the Future

How Shale Producers Can Deliver Oil and Gas for the Future

Because oil and gas will still be part of the energy mix, executives said it also makes sense to incentivize lower-carbon basins like the Bakken.

A ‘Completely Different’ Approach to Well Intervention

A ‘Completely Different’ Approach to Well Intervention

Expro’s Octopoda technology allows for leak remediation and intervention in pressurized annulus and, deployed on more than a dozen projects so far, has helped operators economically regain their wells.

Digitalization Improves US Shale Operations but Can Compromise Cybersecurity

Digitalization Improves US Shale Operations but Can Compromise Cybersecurity

Expanding the interface between information technology and operational technology makes cybersecurity more challenging and more critical than ever, Siemens Energy cybersecurity expert Sam Miorelli warned shale operators at DUG East.

Eni Achieves First Gas from Coral South FLNG Offshore Mozambique

Eni Achieves First Gas from Coral South FLNG Offshore Mozambique

On behalf of its partners, Italian oil and gas company Eni revealed that the Coral South Project had safely achieved the introduction of hydrocarbons to the Coral Sul FLNG offshore Mozambique.

Enhanced Subsea Gas Tieback Project Targets Cutting Costs, Emissions

Enhanced Subsea Gas Tieback Project Targets Cutting Costs, Emissions

Advanced simulations indicate separating the production stream with a pseudo dry gas system could enable longer gas tiebacks. Here’s more about the project being led by Intecsea, Worley’s specialist subsea business.

Sour Service Finds Feasibility with New Riser System

Sour Service Finds Feasibility with New Riser System

Sour service riser could be deployed next year from a jackup as new 15K riser system helps make marginal shallow-water wells with sour service more economic.

New Discoveries May Tie Back to Johan Castberg FPSO

New Discoveries May Tie Back to Johan Castberg FPSO

Production to Johan Castberg FPSO set to begin in 2024; newer finds could be added later to keep the unit at capacity.

First Multi Domain Air-water Drone Poised to Revolutionize Offshore inspections

First Multi Domain Air-water Drone Poised to Revolutionize Offshore Inspections

Here are the three main technological breakthroughs that SubUAS CEO Javier Diez said made the Naviator drone possible.

How-to for Frackers: Increase Oil Production, Lower Carbon Emissions

How-to for Frackers: Increase Oil Production, Lower Carbon Emissions

Dr. Megan Pearl of Locus Bio-Energy Solutions and Catalyst Energy Services COO Seth Moore share ways shale producers can increase oil production efficiency while maintaining ESG-friendly operational practices.

West White Rose to Bloom Again After East Coast Oil Project Revived

West White Rose to Bloom Again After East Coast Oil Project Revived

Cenovus Energy and its partners are set to restart the West White Rose project off the Atlantic coast of Canada that had been shelved during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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