Texas Flaring Volumes Expected To Increase Alongside Oil Volumes
Texas Railroad Commissioner releases state's first flaring report.
11 February 2020
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17 February 2020
Chevron Invests in Carbon-Capture Company
Chevron Technology Ventures has joined a consortium in a $16-million investment in a company that provides portable carbon-capture technology.
Transocean's Backlog Signals A Deepwater Revival
Transocean reported a long list of reasons why the deepwater drilling business is coming back strong. Making money is still not one of them.
Eni Makes Another Discovery Offshore Mexico, Expects Several More
The Italian oil and gas company has found its second big well offshore Mexico and is setting its sights on several more in the near future.
Saudi Oil Basins Rich and Complex
Saudi Arabia offers a seemingly bottomless supply of oil and an equally deep array of exploration challenges as well.
Enverus Acquires RS Energy Group and Q Engineering
The provider of subscription-based analytics services for the North American oil and gas sector continues its streak of purchasing data-focused firms.
BP Aims for Net-Zero Emissions, Oxy To End Flaring
BP says it is firmly committed to achieving the ambitious target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions over the next 30 years—even if that means producing less oil and gas.
Why Shell Drilled a “Horseshoe” Well in the Permian Basin
Sometimes problems turn out to be an opportunity to try something new. In this case, the result was a well design unlike anything most in the shale sector have seen before.
Operators Seeking Faster, Cheaper Ways to Screen Fracturing Ideas
High-tech testing is playing a bigger role than ever in helping shale producers reduce the time needed to screen out bad ideas.
How To Overcome The Production and Recovery Challenges of Unconventional Gas Wells
Liquid loading is declining the production rates and limiting the ultimate recovery of shale gas wells. This article explains how subsurface compression can remove liquids from the horizontal and vertical wellbores and increase one operator’s production by 67%.
How To Overcome Casing Flotation Limitations To Access the Full Wellbore
Running casing to depth in long lateral sections is challenging, often costing operators a significant portion of pay zone at the toe of the well. This article highlights a technology that helped one operator add $120,000 to its incremental gas recovery.
Man vs. Drilling Machine Can Be a Productive Thing
Hess is testing whether it can drive drilling improvement by combining drilling rigs equipped with automated functions and humans determined to find a way to beat the programmed drilling.
An Unconventional Challenge: Can Casing Failures During Hydraulic Fracturing Be Stopped?
The shale sector is seeking answers to a complex issue involving casing deformations that block access to long sections of a lateral. As opposed to frac hits, this rising problem is considered to be an intrawell phenomena.
Michael H. Weatherl
Engineering Consultant and President, Well Integrity
Well Testing Team Lead, ExxonMobil
In my inaugural column as editor of the Well Testing Technology Focus feature, I want to shine a light on the notable trend among operators of seizing on the tremendous untapped potential that exploration and appraisal wells represent for far-field reservoir characterization and connectivity.
Senior Technical Adviser for Drilling Services, Baker Hughes
Drilling Systems Automation and Management
Drilling systems automation (DSA) is moving into commercial activities on a broad front. Equipment suppliers are delivering automated drilling-control systems, and everyone (equipment suppliers, service companies, drilling contractors, operators) is delivering systems-automation applications.
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