E&P Magazine - January 2019
Locking in efficiencies
As I See It
As 2018 closed with a flurry of good news, 2019 is set to deliver new discoveries and technologies to the oil and gas industry.
An enabling dialogue lists what a dissolving fracture plug brings to the market.
Operational flexibility and efficiencies drive hydraulic fracturing innovations.
Composite and dissolvable plugs combine for optimal economics.
At 100 years old, Halliburton knows how to weather the ups and downs of the industry.
A new pipeline will create a new export route for natural gas to European markets.
Safety practices on the drilling floor will improve with better awareness.
Will air quality reviews in the Gulf of Mexico get more complicated?
As baseball legend Yogi Berra once said, ‘It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.’
Disruption comes to the proppant market as low commodity prices cap demand and mining capacity expands rapidly.
A U.S. independent has commenced an appraisal program at its Sureste Basin Field in Mexico’s Bay of Campeche.
Completions and Production
The same challenges the industry worked to solve decades ago are still the ones it faces today.
A reliability-centered maintenance strategy built on asset data can help producers get ahead of failures, improve reliability and reduce risks.
Experts share their thoughts on the digital transformation underway in the oil and gas industry.
Providing risk visibility through an effective process safety program increases efficiencies.
A high-efficiency antifoamer proves success in the field.
Alternative approaches enable hydrate and asphaltene blockage remediation in subsea flowlines.
A proven method forces injection fluids outside the path of least resistance through dispersion.
New digital technologies greatly improve the safety, efficiency and traceability of pressure testing throughout the life cycle of a well.
A collaborative best practice can be routinely deployed with huge returns.
Optimized chemistries help leverage produced water to fracturing fluid.
A new RSS that features an integrated steering unit and MWD survey package that includes azimuthal gamma ray geosteering delivers results in the Marcellus.
A system looks to optimize value in directional drilling by minimizing deviation from planned wellbore trajectory, minimizing tortuosity and more.
Pilot tests validate a fouling-resistant degasification technology that eliminates dissolved gas species from produced water.
The world’s first subsea processing plant moves closer to crossing the finish line.
Williston Basin activity has rebounded from the 2014 market crash and production rates are climbing higher.
Discoveries and online operations highlighted year-end 2018 activity as new projects are expected to continue offshore Norway and the U.K.