New floating LNG concepts are changing the way operators are looking at field development and will open production in formerly ‘unreachable’ areas.
Improving the recovery from mature fields offshore Norway can provide a way forward for regional output, but ‘bold decisions’ must be made to spur new drilling, according to Petoro President and CEO Kjell Pedersen.
UV light disinfection helps operators save money and promote sustainable development.
Statoil’s incubator strategy for nurturing emerging technologies shows that the early bird does catch the worm.
Determining reservoir stress anisotropy in advance of completion design leads to more productive perforations.
The use of conventional wide-angle, wide-azimuth 3-D seismic as a first step in profitable shale play production is reviewed in this case study from central Alberta, Canada.
Continuous circulation sub opens up opportunities to drill in reservoirs with narrow windows between pore- and fracture-pressure gradients.
One result of current research is a refinement of the condition that ensures the influx has ceased. The new research shows that a single, pressure-based signature alone is sufficient to determine when the influx stops.
One persistent and costly problem is production tank corrosion. A unique tank base design can break the chain of corrosion mechanisms to eliminate problem sources and extend tank life.
Managing produced water from oil and gas operations is a major challenge for operators around the world. In the Middle East, specific external factors make the issue of produced water even more pertinent.
Seismic attributes that correlate to drilling and completions data aid in reservoir understanding.
The use of polymer gels in fractured CO2 floods can lead to more economic projects and extended flood life.
Getting a rig ready for MPD must come through a coordinated industry effort to develop procedures and standards for equipment, procurement, rig modification, design, and training.
Floating production systems are the most adaptable offshore development solution, and the growth in demand for these facilities shows no sign of slowing.
The E&P industry is witnessing the advent of the FLNG era with offshore terminals offering a viable alternative for previously stranded reserves.
Operators barely have time to catch their breath as they ramp up production in this world-class play.
Surfactant-enhanced product recovery, an environmental remediation system, finds a potential new home in the EOR toolbox.