Apache didn’t let a little thing like an international border get in the way of its data acquisition.
Moving into ultra-deepwater brings significant production challenges. Kieran Kavanagh is addressing some of those challenges through JIP work developing technology and industry standards and through his technology leadership role in Wood Group’s subsea engineering and integrity management companies.
A newly developed means of displacing fluids in the riser allows for simplified disconnects that save time and money.
Early miners in England took caged canaries into mines to warn of the presence of toxic gases. A 21st century version of this practice extends marine riser field life.
A customized isolation solution smoothes the way for the safe repair of a damaged riser in the UK sector of the North Sea.
While state-owned Petrovietnam is interested in developing reserves within Vietnam, the company is looking far beyond its borders for opportunities to add reserves. Dr. Do Van Hau, vice president, Petrovietnam, talks about his company’s history, its rapid growth, and its plans for expansion.
A new processing algorithm indicates fracture orientation.
A new seismic acquisition system earns its spurs on the global stage. Three operators report their experiences.
A new imaging system uniformly illuminates the subsurface.
DISCover a new acquisition and signal processing technique solves one of the most vexing problems of deepwater exploration — imaging both shallow and deepwater events with clarity.
In Colombia’s Girasol field, bed boundary mapping enables operators to accurately position horizontal wells on the first attempt, avoiding the need for sidetracks and reducing overall development costs.
The recent US energy crisis underscores the need for an energy policy. Though the conversation has shifted focus toward carbon legislation and carbon monetization, the need for a sound energy policy has not disappeared.
For reliable stimulation in deepwater wells, downhole tools, surface equipment, and fluids must operate with maximum efficiency.
Shale completions require increasing volumes of resin-coated sands, which has become a driver for new manufacturing facilities.