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Santos Coal-Seam Gas Project Clears First Regulatory Hurdle
Santos is a step closer to the go-ahead for its Narrabri coal-seam gas project after gaining approval from a government planning commission. It is planning workover activities on existing wells and an appraisal drilling program.
Colorado Regulator Poised To Place Major Restrictions on Where New Wells Can Be Drilled
Critics of the new rule call it a de facto ban on new drilling and completions that will affect large portions of the state’s undeveloped oil and gas properties.
Petrobras Cuts E&P Capex, Buzios Oil Field To Account for 70% of E&P Investments
Brazil’s national oil company estimated a reduction of 22 to 38% in capital expenditures in E&P from its 2020–2024 strategic plan and expects to spend $6 billion through 2024 to decommission offshore platforms and wells and underwater gas pipelines.
Murphy Oil Uses Data Science To Stay Ahead of the COVID-19 Curve
The pandemic has been an unexpected jolt for the global economy, bringing many industries to a halt. Murphy has taken a step forward into a digital future by designing and implementing a COVID-19 tracking app that is easy to use, quick, and convenient.
Shale Consolidation: Permian Players Devon Energy and WPX Energy Announce All-Stock Merger
The two shale producers are calling it a “merger of equals” and will share management duties once the transaction closes. The combined company aims to become the fourth-largest producer of tight oil in the US.
Shell Files Plans for North Slope Development With an Intent To Sell
The Dutch major said it has filed an application for drilling operations in the North Slope as part of an effort to help attract buyers to 18 leases it purchased rights to in 2012.
Weatherford and Safe Influx To Combine Technologies in New Agreement
The service companies plan to co-market an emerging well control system that can integrate with established managed-pressure-drilling components to enhance well construction safety and efficiency.
The New Map: Daniel Yergin Paints A Complex Mosaic Of Our Energy Future
The author of The Prize talked recently about his newest book on the energy transition and what he sees as the most dynamic forces shaping the things to come.
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.
A Cost-Effective EOR Technique To Reduce Carbon Intensity With Polymer Flooding and Modular Skids
Polymer flooding increases the RF up to 20% at $3 to $6 per extra bbl of oil. It also contributes towards reducing CO2 emission by 3–6 times per bbl. It’s a proven technology with more than 300 projects worldwide. SNF offers modular plug and pump facilities connected to existing infrastructure.
White Paper: Surface Your Data—A Manifesto for Data Liberation in Subsurface & Drilling
To optimize decision-making, minimize risk, and create value, oil and gas companies can turn to liberated, contextualized data. For exploration or drilling, liberated, contextualized data can help the upstream industry make trustworthy decisions that save time and costs. This paper explains how.
Video: Leading Experts Liberate Data for Subsurface and Drilling
For surveying, exploration, analytics, and a whole host of processes, liberated, contextualized data tailored to the environments of E&P subsurface will empower confidence, speed, reliability, agility, and most importantly, innovation. This is how Aker BP is doing it.
Solving the Gummy Bears Mystery May Unlock Greater Shale Production
The source of gummy, damaging polymer gunk that has flowed from Oklahoma oil wells is becoming clear, and one of the lessons learned is that shale plays require petroleum engineers to learn more about chemistry.
New Fracture Diagnostic Test Delivers Tight Reservoir Data in 2 Hours or Less, Bolsters Future of Engineered Completions
Unconventional producers around the world have been hamstrung by expensive and cumbersome options when it comes to obtaining reservoir data. Among the latest ways to break past these barriers is a new method developed by Canadian researchers and field tested in Australia’s unconventional frontier.
Water, Water Everywhere: Using ML and Game Theory To Win at Produced-Water Forecasting
Advanced machine-learning methods combined with aspects of game theory are helping operators understand the drivers of water production and improve forecasting and economics in unconventional basins.
Chief Scientist, Baker Hughes
While the ongoing trends in data science and engineering analytics are going to show more benefits in lowering production costs and increasing efficiencies, the well-established reservoir and production engineering disciplines will continue to be critical for reservoir performance improvements.
Facilities Development Lead, Saudi Aramco
Head of Global Innovation, Clariant Oil Services
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SPE Tech Talks
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.
Exploring ADNOC's Digital Future With Its First CTO
Hear first-hand from the first-ever Cheif Technology Officer at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Alan Nelson, about the integrated operator's digital transformation strategy.
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