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This page pulls together technology-focused articles from various departments within JPT. The complete paper reviews the results of gas hydrate engineering and production testing studies associated with northern Canada and Alaska. Automated image-processing algorithms can improve the quality and speed in classifying the morphology of heterogeneous carbonate rock. Several commercial products have produced petrophysical properties from 2D images and, to a lesser extent, from 3D images. The complete paper provides an approach using machine-learning and sequence-mining algorithms for predicting and classifying the next operation based on textual descriptions. Imagine the time when we are no longer concerned about the digital-transformation issues we face today, such as data availability, security, and many others. This would be the time when companies make the best out of digital infrastructure. This era might be here sooner than expected. The complete paper describes the hurdles that have prevented single-trip installation of upper and lower completions in the complex world of subsea and deepwater applications and examines the processes, technologies, and risk-mitigation steps that took a concept from pilot to successful deployment. Specifically targeting ingrained thinking, the selected papers demonstrate the game-changing results that can be achieved even when targeting long-established norms. They demonstrate everything that our industry should be proud of and what we strive for. With reduced new unconventional well activity, practices such as frac-hit mitigation—pressurization of parent wells during child-well fracture stimulation—have become increasingly important to reduce parent-well proppant cleanouts as well as to maximize production from both parent and child wells. Sand control has evolved over the years; however, the fundamentals of screen sizing have not changed. Particle-size distribution remains the basis for most designs. Laser diffraction has provided better definition of fines, and greater focus is placed now on particle-shape characterization.
Marking the end of a 2-year existence, Riviera is preparing for liquidation and dissolution. The sale of its upstream and midstream assets for $146 million will deliver a $1.35-per-share cash dividend to shareholders. By the end of this year, the company will cease to exist. ConocoPhillips Promises Big Changes as It Acquires Concho in $9.7-Billion Deal ConocoPhillips promised more than just growth and costs savings when it announced a deal to acquire Concho. FLITE Material Sciences says that its unique lasering process can be used on just about any type of material to make it either repel or attract water and oil.
This section features industry or work-related photographs submitted by readers. Selected pictures will be published on the website. Be sure to provide your full name, job position, company name, picture location, and a caption for the picture. This photo was taken in December 2018 during my PhD defense at the University of Calgary. Picture location: Took the photos at home, but the hard hat itself was made in Indonesia.
Preparations were in top gear for the SPE Lagos, Nigeria Section’s Technology Symposium and Exhibiti... The SPE annual meeting of members, the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) will be... In March, the SPE Board of Directors established the first SPE major award in more than 50 years. While NASA is working aggressively to meet its near-term goal of landing the first woman and next ma... Twelve SPE sections have been awarded the 2020 SPE Presidential Award for Outstanding Section, the h... The SPE Port Harcourt Section won the Ambassador Lecture Program (ALP) Outstanding Achievement Award...
What Is Concealed Beneath the Lebanese Offshore? This article reviews exploration activities and the challenges of the subsurface formations located in offshore Lebanon. The oil and gas industry has increased financial security for many by providing well-paying jobs, yet those opportunities have not been available to all. What will competitiveness look like in our industry in 10 or 20 years from now? What novel pathways might we envision to restore the natural environment, while creating shareholder value and enhance our license to operate?
It is a myth that blowouts only occur in high-pressure wells. Being able to investigate the blowout and kill potential on every well as part of the well construction process is an opportunity to increase safety awareness among drilling engineers. The oil industry has not treated reservoir crude oil with the same degree of rigor as it does reservoir rock formations. Reservoir fluid geodynamics is a new technical discipline that accounts for hydrocarbon compositional redistribution and phase change in reservoirs in geologic time. What "is" an Equation of State? Most petroleum engineers understand that engineering calculations involve the properties of fluids.
Sourcing water, flowback water services threatened as D&Cs decline. According to a new report from the EIA, the volume of natural gas reported as flared reached its highest average annual level in 2018, 1.28 Bcf/D. After a planned acquisition of Goodnight fell through, private equity firm Tailwater Capital is boosting its total investment in the water midstream company to more than $500 million. Goodnight recently signed five long-term contracts with producers in the Delaware Basin and the Bakken. The $600-million deal sees NGL net around 580,000 B/D in disposal capacity and 680,000 B/D in transportation capacity via 19 saltwater disposal wells and a network of produced water pipelines.