July 2016 | Volume 68, Number 7
Breaking From the Norm To Reach Marginal Offshore Fields
A number of companies are pushing for alternative approaches to offshore development that seek to access marginal reservoirs. Their differing and unique ideas call for a departure from the usual playbook, but share a common goal of slashing capital costs.
BOPs Become the Focus of Data-Driven Scrutiny
Well control is built around huge steel machines, but the future of the business is digital. Data have become a critical asset as operators and service companies work to increase the safety and reliability of their products and operations.
Increasing Efficiency, Safer Operations Key Themes at OTC
As it has since 1969, the world came to OTC to make critical decisions, share ideas, and develop business partnerships to meet global energy demands.
SPE ATCE To Focus on Industry Transformation
Transforming and shaping the future of the exploration and production (E&P) industry will be the theme of SPE's first Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition to be held in the Middle East, running September 26-28 at the Dubai World Trade Center.
Young Technology Showcase—Top-Down Modeling: A Shift in Building Full-Field Models for Mature Fields
Data-driven, or top-down, modeling uses machine learning and data mining to develop reservoir models based on measurements, rather than solutions of governing equations.
New Tool and Sealant Technology Expedites Annular Isolation Tasks
A new well intervention tool can solve annular isolation problems using a proprietary epoxy sealant placed at predefined locations, which can result in significant rig time savings. Field trial results are shared in this article.
01 July 2016
Khalid Al-Falih, SPE, was appointed minister of the newly expanded Ministry of Energy, Industry, and.......Read More
01 July 2016
Phaneendra Kondapi, SPE, was appointed director of subsea engineering for the College of Engineering.......Read More
Small Bubbles, Big Rewards for Separation Technology
Tiny bubbles, called nanobubbles, are the focal point of a new innovation aimed at transforming produced water from a costly byproduct into a valuable asset.
Search for Flight MH 370 Shows Durability of AUVs
Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) have demonstrated their capabilities during the search for Malaysian Airlines flight 370 in the Indian Ocean.
Solving the Casing-Wear Puzzle Using Stiff-String Model
Precise casing-wear prediction is important for improving well integrity and longevity, while simultaneously making casing designs more cost-effective. There are no industry guidelines for casing-wear prediction. This article presents a validated predictive model.
Principal Professional, Saudi Aramco
Independent Artificial-Lift Consultant
Chief Production Engineer, Santos
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