E&P Magazine - February 2020
The February issue of E&P focuses on drilling innovations. Other features cover rock physics, drilling fluids, perforating systems, flow assurance and deepwater intervention. This issue also includes a special report on ADIPEC 2019.
Coupled with software enhancements and machine learning, manned rigs of today are morphing into autonomous units of tomorrow.
The transformation toward automation is advancing in the U.S. land drilling environment.
The latest in rotary steerable systems, drillbits, expandable liners, LWD and unconventional logging tools is cutting costs and providing valuable downhole data to operators.
A pilot project in a major shale play represents one of the first attempts to measure how multilateral wells could deliver cost efficiencies in unconventional fields.
As I See It
The combination of new drilling technologies and expertise could lead to unlocking a clean energy resource below our feet.
Global and domestic initiatives facilitate emissions capture for storage and reuse in energy development.
Completions and Production
A pilot project will convert stranded methane gas flared from oilfield wells into hydrogen for use as a clean fuel source.
Proper governance and management are critical as poverty-stricken Guyana faces a potential financial windfall despite the more than a dozen oil discoveries offshore in the massive Strabroek Block.
Digitalization, sustainability and strategic partnerships for E&Ps were at the epicenter of discussions at ADIPEC 2019.
A statistical approach helps address uncertainty in the estimation of shale volume, water saturation and porosity from well log data.
A new well surveillance system combines distributed fiber sensing with single-point electronic and optical gauge sensing.
As production on unconventional wells declines, oil and gas operators are looking to revitalize assets through refracturing techniques rather than drill new wells.
Using high-throughput experimentation develops effective pour point depressant technologies.
A new stable water-based drilling fluid provides thermal stability to maintain rheology and fluid loss control in high-temperature wells.
A new suite of applications safely cuts costs and time while minimizing environmental risk in unconventional reservoirs.
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