Two industry leaders in riser systems worked together to create and manufacture an innovative special coupling to meet the installation requirements of a single-barrier top tension production riser.
The subsea market in Norway is humming thanks to innovative designs, but many are debating a change in tune as standardization is seen as a way to control costs.
Direct offloading concept inspired by marine life offers flexible oil transfer from ultradeepwater fields.
With proppant placement analysis, propped and unpropped parts of a reservoir can be identified, implying productive and nonproductive parts of the total SRV.
With a looming personnel shortage and a need for technological breakthroughs, one university is tackling the problem with help from industry.
The move to pad drilling and batch completions is tightening supply for pressure pumping equipment, prompting operators to add capacity.
The upstream sector today is faced with increasing complexity in terms of its projects as well as continually rising costs. It must continue learning fast how to do ‘more with less,’ according to a leading panel of experts, if it is to achieve long-term sustainable growth.
Pit Stop strategy puts subsea tree program in the fast lane.
In facing the challenge of subsea tree and system designs for Western Australia’s Prelude and Wheatstone fields, one company finds success.
Improved technology and favorable oil prices drive the industry to continue to unlock the play’s unconventional resources.
Despite some industry concern over certain aspects of Norway’s petroleum tax regime and rising project costs causing spending cutbacks, development activity in its offshore sector remains at a healthy level.
Operators use pipeline to transport and recycle nearby wastewater for fracking operations.
A case study in the Wolfcamp Formation indicates that DRP can help identify shale facies.
Dedication to innovation is the key for operational excellence.
Orthotropic inversion combined with stochastic rock physics modeling can help map heterogeneities.
Rock physics provides the link between geomechanics, geopresssure and quantitative seismic interpretation.
By implementing stimulation initiatives and multilateral sectional development in its wells in Sumner County, Kan., one company expects to lower capex and improve returns going forward.
Zonal isolation is more critical in unconventional wells to prevent gas migration and to support the cement column in lost-circulation zones.