11 January 2021
14 January 2021
11 January 2021
14 January 2021
European Space Agency Joins Firm To Support Renewables From Space
Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group and the European Space Agency have signed a memorandum of intent to analyze, develop, and implement space-enabled technology and services to support the renewable energy sector.
Norway Awards 61 Offshore Licenses in Latest Auction, Including Arctic Blocks
More than 30 oil and gas companies took part in the licensing round, which focused on mature areas that can be developed using existing infrastructure.
ConocoPhillips Completes Acquisition of Permian Producer Concho Resources
The Houston-based oil and gas company has expanded its footprint in the liquids-rich Permian by more than 550,000 acres.
Petronas and PTTEP Highlight CCUS and Contaminants Management in SPE Symposium
Petronas and PTTEP executives spoke at a virtual symposium about their companies’ commitments to reduce carbon and their work toward a sustainable energy future.
SpaceX Linked To Two Semisubmersibles That May Soon Become Deepwater Spaceports
Last summer, a pair of semisubmersible rigs were purchased by a limited liability company tied to SpaceX. Around the same time, the commercial aerospace firm announced future plans to launch rockets from offshore platforms.
After Another Discovery in Suriname, Apache and Total Change Direction
After a line of four discovery wells in Suriname, Total and Apache are going off trend with a well to see if the potentially huge play extends north as well.
Video: SAGA Wisdom—Join the SAGA
2020 was a pivotal year for the energy industry. As we look to the future, how can we leverage our collective knowledge to make step-change improvements to our operations and field development programs? Capitalize on a new learning opportunity that will help make our next chapter, our finest.
Digital Rock Analysis of Complex Porous Media using High-Performance Computing Technology
Thermo Scientific e-Core Software is a unique, high-performance computing platform for the characterization of complex porous media. It focuses on the three essential components of Digital Rock Analysis: parallel computing, multiscale modeling, and process-based reconstruction of 3D volumes.
White Paper: Is Your Drilling Program on Track To Efficient Production?
While more operators than ever are digitizing their operations, they also need to consider the advantages of selecting a scheduling software. This White Paper illustrates the benefits of selecting AI-powered scheduling software that properly addresses the total needs of a drilling program.
Needles in the Pay Stack: ADNOC Exploring Tight-Oil Rock, Triples Production In First Pilot
With only around 30 installations worldwide, ADNOC’s onshore team has seen enough results from its first “fishbone” stimulation to embark on a 10-well program that will decide a full development scheme.
Teasing Meaning Out of a Tangle of Fracturing Data
An investigation of casing damage led Chesapeake Energy and Well Data Labs to identify patterns in the treating pressure data that are useful markers when trouble is likely.
Against the Grain: Three Proppant Delivery Approaches That Buck the Status Quo
A trio of field studies recently presented at the 2020 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition highlights in different ways how emerging technology and old-fashioned problem solving are moving the industry needle on proppant and conductivity control.
Geothermal Well Construction: A Step Change in Oil and Gas Technologies
The cutting-edge technological developments in geothermal are devoted to drilling into deeper, hotter, and harder rock. Oil and gas expertise and know-how holds the key to cost reduction.
Chief, Research and Development, Cenovus Energy
Production Engineering Adviser, China National Offshore Oil Corporation
Integrity (noun): the condition of having no part or element wanting; unbroken state; material wholeness, completeness, entirety. While reviewing the abstracts, I was struck by the huge range of challenges to maintaining “material wholeness” beyond the routine testing of tree and safety valves.
Cofounder and Chief Scientist, Tachyus
Digital Data Acquisition
COVID-19 has significantly accelerated the adoption of digital technologies across all industries, and the oil and gas industry has been no exception. As such, interest in digital data acquisition, which is the backbone of all digital transformation work flows, also has increased significantly.
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SPE Tech Talks
Gender and Global Diversity in the Energy Industry
An interview with Reem Al Ghanim, head of human resources and support services–chemical division at Saudi Aramco.
Startups in Oil and Gas—New Ventures, New Horizons
Chevron Technology Ventures President Barbara Burger discusses the adoption and integration of new technologies.
Video: SPE Talks Leadership
SPE leaders share their insights on how COVID-19 and the low oil price environment are affecting the oil and gas workforce, the SPE, and future industry interaction, including academia.
Interview With George King: Better Practices for Well Shut In and Startup
The industry has very limited experience in shuttering production on a large scale in unconventional reservoirs. Many questions remain on how stimulated, nanodarcy shale reservoirs may respond. George King discusses the paradigm shifts needed in the industry.
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