Unconventional reservoirs, multilateral wells, horizontal wells and mature fields pose new challenges for long-established coiled tubing (CT) technologies.
Low ROP and lack of quality cuttings are among the main drilling challenges in HPHT environments.
Roller cone drill bit platform design incorporates a new approach to engineered hydraulics.
PDC directional bit technology enhances steering performance by balancing the bit’s face and lateral aggressiveness with the application.
Ranking the relative importance of key performance indices in specific applications enables optimal technologies to be applied to improve drilling performance.
Sophisticated simulation process accurately models the total drilling system from individual cutter contact with the formation to the surface drive mechanism.
A bit should be designed to complement the unique qualities and capabilities of each individual drilling system.
Understanding of drilling dynamics, both through drilling dynamics models and validation of those models with downhole measurements, has progressed significantly.
Tool initially developed to enable drilling with casing proves to be an effective method for automating casing running operations.
A proven pneumatic drilling system that could only be controlled locally becomes an electronic system that permits remote control.
A customized bridging solution aided drilling in Saudi Arabia.
Optimized acid and diversion technology and long operations experience improve Saudi production and injection wells.
PDO and Shell employ high-pressure steam and other aids to raise oil production and extend the life of reservoirs in Oman.
Integrating microseismic monitoring technology into an E&P asset management process pays dividends for operators.
New tools allow the geoscientist to effectively and efficiently make use of multi-dimensional data in the search for new reservoirs or in the optimum depletion of existing ones.
Oman/Shell joint venture PDO uses seismic quantitative interpretation to maximize business impact in Oman.Impedance inversion
Light, multitasking vessels lower risks, costs for activities in existing offshore wells.
Sophistication offers top efficiency and safety for operators.
Technique saved time and money in isolating a non-productive zone in an offshore well.
BE is a novel technique for extending the usable bandwidth of seismic data.
In an exclusive interview, Dr. Hernan Martin Torres, Colombia’s Minister of Mines and Energy, discussed Colombia’s goals and how his country is working to achieve them. This is the third in a series of E&P interviews with industry leaders.
In an exclusive interview, Dr. Armando Zamora, Director of Colombia’s Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos (ANH) talks about exploration opportunities and foreign investment. This is the second in a series of E&P interviews with international industry leaders.