October 2020 | Volume 72, Number 10
Bringing the Heat: Aramco Field Tests High-Temperature Chemistry To Slash Tight-Gas Completion Costs
Saudi Aramco and university researchers are experimenting with a thermochemical fracturing fluid that aims to eliminate more than half of the pumping horsepower typically required to complete horizontal wells.
Digitally Transforming Oil Fields With Connected, Intelligent Hardware
In addition to the well-recognized elements of digital transformation such as real-time monitoring, remote intelligence, and extraction of insights from data, there is a need to evolve the industry hardware through application of enhanced edge computing.
When Fracturing, Heed the Plugs
When a plug gets stuck in a well, consider the cause. Often stuck fracturing tools are a warning sign of casing trouble. Companies that have investigated plug problems have been surprised by the findings.
Geothermal: Digging Beneath the Surface
Extending and transferring the high-temperature capabilities of existing E&P technologies could make geothermal energy development possible—and scalable—anywhere in the world.
Multi-Basin Real-Time Perforation Assessment Using Tube Wave Measurements
This article addresses a means to improve hydraulic fracturing operations by measuring the perforation effectiveness on a stage-by-stage basis before the hydraulic fracturing process begins.
Pilot Lessons: Chesapeake’s Shale EOR Program Stalls But Still Offers Bold Vision
Though shelved by low oil prices, the plan to execute the largest enhanced oil recovery program of its kind offers insights into what it may take for the shale sector to escape pilot mode and scale up gas huff ’n’ puff operations.
BP’s Energy Outlook Foresees Big Shift for Oil Demand
This year’s outlook contains scenarios that suggest peak demand has already arrived because of a global pandemic and an accelerating energy transition.
Natural-Gas Gathering and Boosting Stations Are Ripe for Mitigation of Emissions
Williams Companies announced a near-term goal of a 56% absolute reduction from 2005 levels in greenhouse-gas emissions by 2030, aiming for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Why is this significant, and where can emissions be mitigated in the midstream natural-gas gathering and boosting segment?
Equinor Drilling New Wells in Norwegian North Sea
Equinor will drill three new wells at a cost of $219.3 million at the Martin Linge field in the Norwegian North Sea to ensure safe production after an analysis found four previous wells drilled there did not have necessary barriers.
Petrobras Concludes Drillstem Test in Santos Basin
Petrobras completed a drillstem test (DST) in the Júpiter Discovery Assessment Plan, located in the Santos Basin pre-salt carbonate reservoir.
Total Resigns Operator Role for Five Blocks in Brazil
Total resigned its operator role for five exploration blocks located in the Foz do Amazonas Basin, 120 km offshore Brazil.
ReconAfrica To Advance Kavango Basin Work
A recent round of funding which raised $18 million positioned ReconAfrica to proceed with drilling and seismic programs for the Kavango basin in Namibia, said CEO Scot Evans.
CGG Expands North Sea Multiclient Survey
CGG began a multiclient 3D survey in the Northern North Sea to provide a second azimuth over its existing Northern Viking Graben (NVG) multiclient 3D survey and extend into open acreage on offer in the UK 32nd License Round.
Senior Adviser, BP
Principal Adviser, Hess Corporation
With reduced new unconventional well activity, practices such as frac-hit mitigation—pressurization of parent wells during child-well fracture stimulation—have become increasingly important to reduce parent-well proppant cleanouts as well as to maximize production from both parent and child wells.
Senior Reservoir Engineering Adviser, ADNOC, and Managing Partner, Frontender Corporation
Imagine the time when we are no longer concerned about the digital-transformation issues we face today, such as data availability, security, and many others. This would be the time when companies make the best out of digital infrastructure. This era might be here sooner than expected.
Vice President, Wells and Facilities, Heritage Oil
Sand control has evolved over the years; however, the fundamentals of screen sizing have not changed. Particle-size distribution remains the basis for most designs. Laser diffraction has provided better definition of fines, and greater focus is placed now on particle-shape characterization.
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