E&P Magazine - April 2020
The April issue of E&P focuses on the Gulf of Mexico. Other features cover reservoir characterization, deepwater rig advances, fracture fluids, artificial lift, subsea processing and production, drones, and operating efficiency solutions. The unconventional report focuses on the Bakken and Rockies.
As I See It
Increased investment in and the deployment of carbon capture technologies are needed to further the energy transition.
Ingenuity and innovation are delivering steady growth in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas industry.
The regional director of the IOGP discusses the association’s role in a changing upstream environment.
A revised tripartite trade agreement and new pipelines scheduled to go into service could further boost the flow of U.S. energy to Mexico.
Efficiency means the industry needs fewer rigs while macroeconomics suggest oilfield service activity will be much lower in 2020.
Completions and Production
With cost constraints limiting new development, operators are finding value in revisiting understimulated wells.
A full-scale CCS project in the North Sea takes another step closer to a final investment decision.
New ground- and drone-based technologies use machine learning for real-time monitoring of methane leaks in oil and gas fields.
Hydraulically activated completion solutions can reduce risk, lower costs and expedite bringing wells online faster.
A conductor-supported offshore platform’s modular design reduces capital costs and payback time and increases the internal rate of return.
The potential rewards of additive manufacturing will ensure its rapid development and use in the oil and gas industry.
Companies improve efficiency in asset evaluation, well planning and more with a cloud-based system.
Digital intelligent artificial lift technology simultaneously enables enhanced recovery from dual-string gas-lift wells.
An ESP system features an electromagnetic design and better efficiency as production rates decline.
AI, LIDAR and advanced edge computing technology combine to deliver improved red zone management and more efficient operations and maintenance.
Eagle Ford wells saw a reduction in treating pressure after dry friction reducer stages.
The geologic complexity of unconventional reservoirs requires more than singular purpose chemicals.
More azimuths and offsets mean greater exploration success.
Equinor’s Snorre Expansion Project pipeline bundling system sets records for diameter, length and weight.
A downhole wet-mate system brings fiber-optic sensing to the pay zone, paving the way for optimized well operations and fully informed field development decisions.
Improving takeaway capacity could free production logjam.
Microproppants have been developed to maximize propped reservoir contact, reduce production decline rates and improve stimulation efficiencies.
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