E&P Magazine - March 2018
This month E&P takes a look at the drilling activities of 2017 and the plans for the year ahead. Other stories include a roundup of the latest advancements in drillbit design, an explanation of how the application of artificial intelligence in cybersecurity is keeping drilling rigs safe and a review of a system that helps reduce waste and cuttings from drilling fluids. The section wraps up with an overview of the impacts drilling waste management has on the social license to operate.
Overcoming resistance to AI can help implement better cybersecurity.
Rising oil prices have triggered a rapid increase in U.S. drilling activity.
Proactive strategies could positively affect the bottom line.
Complex wells with longer laterals are keeping demand high for super-specification land rigs.
System could lead to drilling cost efficiencies while also meeting environmental compliance.
As I See It
Falling breakevens, access to new acreage and sizeable reserves are keeping Latin America front and center.
With a well test underway, one independent energy company works to decipher the Bakken’s EOR secrets.
André Araújo talks about the company’s plans and expectations for its future in Brazil.
A new suite of proprietary engineered proppant is headed to commercialization in 2018. Will it be enough to capture new share versus sand?
Does WesternGeco’s departure from seismic acquisition signal the end of an era? And if so, what’s next?
A more holistic approach signals the basin’s move from exploration to development.
Completions and Production
When some operating companies decided to abandon the Arctic three years ago, others joined forces to open what could be the largest undeveloped oil and gas province in the world.
Bits and bytes provide the fuel as data and AI propel the petroleum industry into the future.
The industry needs to rethink operational processes and use new technologies that boost operational efforts.
System enhances fracturing fluid stimulations.
The IR2R model offers a system to address the issue of the high cost of oil and gas asset decommissioning as well as reverses the reduction in fish habitats.
The development of a new method will significantly reduce the cost and environmental footprint when plugging hydrocarbon wells.
CVD coatings add value to components and reduce operational costs by saving downtime and increasing productivity.
A real-time monitoring system enhances operations in tidal conditions.
An integrated system expands the potential of underbalanced CT drilling to solve complex challenges.
A fresh take on production systems introduces expanded capabilities and new applications.
Determining indicators can help avoid downtime and event severity.
An automated approach ensures the best possible model for the reservoir simulator and better-informed field development decisions.
Plugs offer improved drill-out times and options in stage spacing.
Statoil’s Aasta Hansteen development put a range of technologies to work for the first time, illustrating the vital role innovation plays in breaking new ground offshore.
An expanded laboratory integrates physical and digital information from downhole rock and fluid analysis to modeling and simulation.
The cone/slip shape design enables the use of more capillary lines and monitoring cables downhole.
Check out the latest exploration, drilling and production news highlights from around the world.