Exclusives

With the rapid growth of produced water and infrastructure constraints operators have to find new ways to tackle it.

Greater adoption and effective use of enhanced digitalization in the rig inspection and audit market are delivering benefits and reducing risk.

An automated bit guidance system delivers improvement in directional drilling performance.

A Barnett Shale case study demonstrated the value of estimating dynamic Biot’s coefficient from well logs using rock physics.

Leverage software to reduce risk, improve safety and add value.

Completion

Study shows improvements might be needed in appraisal programs.

Recent activities point to increasing unconventional resource development outside of North America.

Operators gain production control and increase flow assurance through sand monitoring.

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Maintenance programs can help save costs and enhance long-term production.

Drilling

Oil rose on Aug. 6 after Saudi crude production unexpectedly fell in July and U.S. drilling appeared to slow, although the price is still almost 10% below its 2018 high of more than $80 a bbl.

An integrated system enables compliance with new OSHA dust regulations.

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An integrated workflow expands the understanding of depletion and lateral coverage for multiwell pads.

Portuguese oil company Galp Energia is set to start drilling the country's first deep water offshore exploration well but with only modest hopes of success, its exploration and production director said on July 2.

With the successful installation of the drilling topsides onto its jacket, a history-making NCS project draws closer to first oil.

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Fourteen companies have expressed interest in oil and natural gas exploration and development contracts to be auctioned by Iraq on April 25, the oil ministry in Baghdad said on April 14.

Better chemical formulations and lower cost, advances in laboratory analysis and higher oil prices are making chemical EOR more economically viable.

The upstream industry driving is forward with new technology initiatives aimed at sustaining production levels.

Taking integration to the next level, model-based technologies aid in heavy oil production and maximize the potential of the digital oil field.

Saudi Aramco is already using nanotechnology to measure water-oil interfaces in waterfloods and with EOR surfactants.

Field Development

The development, which includes two new bridge-linked platforms, has been designed to produce until 2050 with a peak production capacity of 120,000 barrels per day.

Exxon Mobil and U.S.-based partner Hess Corp. said more than 4 billion barrels of oil equivalent could be recovered from the Stabroek block offshore Guyana.

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The projects, known as Liza Phase 1, include the conversion of an oil tanker into a FPSO vessel, which would have a production capacity of 120,000 bbl/d of oil.

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