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China Planning Railway To Transport Vaca Muerta Production
PowerChina said railway plans are moving forward under Argentina’s current administration and China could provide the financing for the $1.2–1.5 billion project.
Keystone XL Operator TC Energy Will Have a New Top Boss in 2021
One of North America’s biggest midstream companies is getting a new chief in the new year. He will oversee the construction of a 1,200-mile-long pipeline that has been a decade in the making.
US Agencies Advance Research To Increase Gulf of Mexico Production
The research will focus on potential policy changes that could help increase oil and gas production from deepwater infrastructure already in place in the Gulf of Mexico to reduce stranded assets.
Assisted History Matching Using Bayesian Inference: Application to Multiwell Simulation of a Huff ’n’ Puff Pilot in the Permian Basin
The dynamic nature of unconventional-reservoir developments calls for the availability of fast and reliable history-matching methods for simulation models. In this paper, the authors apply an assisted-history-matching approach to a pair of wells in the Wolfcamp formation.
Oil Jumps After Saudi Oil Minister Presses OPEC+ for Better Compliance With Production Cuts
Saudi energy minister warns speculators not to bet against the OPEC+ alliance.
UPDATE: Workers Return to Offshore Platforms After Hurricane Sally Evacuations
Personnel are returning to platforms in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Sally was downgraded to a tropical depression late Wednesday, but the threat of another major hurricane remains as a tropical storm may form in the Gulf of Mexico today.
Oxy and Total’s Carbon-Capture Project Takes Next Step With US Government Funding
Phase 1 involved a feasibility study for a facility capable of capturing 750,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually. The next phase will explore building a facility capable of more than twice that amount.
BP and Microsoft Strengthen Ties To Develop Low-Carbon Solutions for Upstream and Beyond
The tech giant and supermajor have been working on cloud solutions already, but in a new agreement, they will combine their talents to create new technologies for oil and gas as well as energy consumers.
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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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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