Least-Squares Migration Technique Improves Imaging and Inversion Offshore China
In this paper, the authors propose a least-squares Q migration (LSQM) method that combines the benefits of both LSM and Q prestack depth migration (QPSDM) to improve the amplitude fidelity and image resolution of seismic data.
Coronavirus Outbreak Impacting Crude Demand Forecasts
Wood Mackenzie expects the ongoing outbreak and disruption to the world’s second largest economy to be a one-off event, yet it could remove at least 500,000 B/D of crude demand in the short term.
CNOOC Names CEO, Increases Bohai Oil Production
Xu Keqiang took the reins as CEO of the Chinese national oil company on 19 November. Meanwhile, more oil is flowing from the offshore Caofeidian 11-1/11-6 oilfield project.
IEA Outlook Highlights Deep Disparities in Global Energy System
Annual report says that governments have the greatest capacity and responsibility to shape the energy future.
Characterization of Volcanic Reservoirs Requires Comprehensive NMR Tests
This paper discusses a study undertaken to gain better understanding of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) characteristics of volcanic reservoirs with different lithologies.
A Surprise Visit in Central China
My visit to China consisted of some very substantial meetings with the members from the SPE Beijing Section as well as the Northern China International Section.
China’s Shale Dream Rests Atop Chaotic Geology
As the country pushes for higher output from its emerging unconventional sector, nature is pushing back. To get better results, operators there are increasing their reliance on technology.
Managed-Pressure Drilling Used Successfully for Offshore HP/HT Exploration Wells
This paper discusses the successful application of managed-pressure drilling (MPD) in the basin with reduction in risks and well costs.
CNOOC’s Strategic Plan Sets “Bullish Tone” for Chinese NOCs
The national oil company’s aim to lift oil and gas production and reserves over the next few years will rely on growth from big international projects, including those in Nigeria, Guyana, and the US.
China Flexes Shale Muscles as CNPC Ups Gas Output 40%
The country continues to step up its delivery of shale gas, but has a long ways to go to meet the government's target.
CNOOC, Several International Firms Sign Agreements for Areas Offshore China
Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Equinor, Shell, and Total are among nine firms looking to explore the Pearl River Mouth Basin.
Coalbed Methane Development in China: Challenges and Opportunities
This paper presents a literature review to determine the engineering challenges and opportunities presented by CBM production in China.
Total Becomes Founding Partner of Smart Energy Fund in China
The $50-million investment ranks as one of Total Energy Ventures’ biggest investments to date. Dedicated to China’s energy sector, it will focus on renewable energies, the energy internet, energy storage, distributed energy, smart energy, and low-carbon businesses.
3D Full-Field and Pad Geomechanics Models Aid Shale Gas Field Development in China
The oilfield-development plan (ODP) for a shale gas field at the southern edge of the Sichuan Basin in China started in early 2014.
Production-Logging Tools Facilitate Well Testing in Challenging Environments
The Pugang gas field, one of the biggest inland gas discoveries of the last decade in China, has hydrogen sulfide (H2S) concentrations as high as 10%, making surface- and downhole-facilities design and execution challenging.
Development Optimization of a Marginal Oil Field in Bohai Bay, China
Nine horizontal wells, including one injector well, were drilled in a marginal oil field in Bohai Bay, China. Seismic inversion indicates that sand properties and connectivity vary dramatically across the field.
Fracture Stimulation in the First Joint-Appraisal Shale-Gas Project in China
This paper discusses fracture stimulation in the first joint-venture shale-gas project with foreign companies in China.
Why Global Shale Development Drags
This is the teaser.
Challenges of Tight and Shale-Gas Production in China
Natural-gas production from tight and shale-gas reservoirs will be increasingly important in China as the country shifts from coal-based energy to cleaner energy sources.
Successful Cases of Horizontal-Well Tight-Sand-Gas Development in China
Three observations have resulted from horizontal-well development in the Sulige tight gas field.
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12 May 2020