In an exclusive interview, Andrei Gaidamaka, Lukoil’s director of strategic development, discusses the company’s role as an independent Russian oil company and explains how Lukoil is carving out a place for itself in the global marketplace.
An increased focus on existing reserves will result in a growing emphasis on time-lapse surveys.
A test in the Gulf of Mexico shows promising results for using ocean-bottom nodes in time-lapse studies.
Rough seas introduce unwanted noise in 4-D surveys. New techniques help keep things quiet.
Enhanced Enterprise-class drillships are in a class of their own.
As operators seek innovative solutions to manage the cost of developing deepwater subsea fields, the use of TOW installation methods is demonstrating that significant system installation cost reductions can be accomplished.
Field-proven, MMS-approved technology restores surface control for subsurface safety valves.
A recently introduced ADFR fluid is enabling more economic operations in extended-reach wells.
Steadily advancing HWO and snubbing technologies have merged to provide a viable and economic alternative to conventional rigs in a host of onshore and offshore drilling, completion, and live-well intervention applications.
In the current circumstances of global financial instability and turbulent oil prices it is not surprising that people are questioning what the potential impact on the offshore oil and gas industry will be. This forecast examines the expected impact on the floating production systems market.
In 2Q, 2009, Murphy West Africa Ltd, Societe Nationale Des Petroles du Congo, and PA Resources AB will put the world’s first FDPSO into operation on the Republic of Congo’s Azurite field.
Offshore LNG has different process requirements from LPG or traditional on-land, base-load liquefication plants. Three generic technology options are being put forward to satisfy key LNG requirements for remote, offshore environments.
With current demand for hydrocarbons, the undeveloped resources in arctic regions will undoubtedly become an increasingly economic and profitable development opportunity. However, the extreme conditions force risk based management and unified approaches for operation and transport.
IDEAS applications can be used on multiple drive systems.
Solutions toolkit stabilizes wellbores while drilling.
Gas detector aids in reservoir evaluation.
MTM seals stand up to extreme downhole conditions.
One-trip capability reduces costs and eliminates hardware.
Permanent monitoring system collects critical subsea data
Seamless integration across the asset life cycle.
World’s first all-electric subsea production system comes on line.
MCT safely cuts tubulars.
System is inherently more efficient than bleed-and-batch acidizing.