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The complete paper presents a large-scale work flow designed to take a vast amount of data into consideration. The work flow can be scaled for projects of any size, depending on the data available. What Damage Is Wrought by the Rush to Shut In Wells? The Permian Basin is now influencing the upstream water market on the way down, while many questions swirl around the implications of unprecedented shut-ins. Country had hoped to boost oil output and bring in much-needed revenues.
The complete paper describes the generation of additional fundamental solubility data under HP/HT conditions and comparison of the obtained values with several existing models. The complete paper presents a practical approach for validating design-verification analysis for subsea equipment, using a representative pressure valve block to correlate finite-element analysis (FEA) predictions for strain changes with actual measured changes. The Anchor development in the US Gulf of Mexico is the first ultra-high-pressure project requiring 20-ksi operating pressure to reach a final investment decision. This paper discusses the successful application of managed-pressure drilling (MPD) in the basin with reduction in risks and well costs. This paper discusses how managed-pressure-drilling (MPD) technology led to cost savings in two wells drilled in the Hai Thach gas field offshore southern Vietnam.
With declining trends in production and dwindling reserves for a 35-year-old offshore field, the Samarang Redevelopment Project was initiated with a vision toward implementing integrated operations as an asset-management decision-support tool. This paper describes a case study in which four reservoir models were coupled with a production-network model, with the objectives of maximizing recovery factors, identifying operational problems, and evaluating water-production effects.
With their gee-whiz—albeit artificial—intelligence, robots may be the industry’s answer to jobs deemed dangerous, dirty, distant, or dull. A test showing that it’s possible to automate the billing process for produced water hauling has opened the door for tracking a wide range of field activities. The industry downturn brought on by COVID-19 has motivated big companies to test practical applications sooner. The complete paper presents a discussion of the use of intelligent well completion in Santos Basin Presalt Cluster wells. The future of intelligent operations in our industry is being driven by advances from other sectors that have been embraced for petroleum applications.
The contract continues the two companies’ 8-year working relationship; in 2012, they performed the world’s-first underdeck inspection. The sale of the Appalachia position is in line with Shell’s strategy to focus on its shales strategy. The deferments are the latest actions Shell has taken in response to record low crude prices. The planned JV is for one of three LNG terminals GCL is planning to build in China. Both platforms offshore assets were shut in following a leak in ExxonMobil's 100,000 B/D pipeline system.
New commentary from the SPE Reservoir Advisory Committee (RAC) provides key high-level insights on the potential consequences of long-term shut-ins on conventional and unconventional reservoirs. Phase 1 is expected to be operational in 2024. 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.
The biggest drilling company appears interested in becoming the most innovative. It is testing inventions ranging from a blowout preventer that is not hydraulically powered to power systems designed like a hybrid car. The session will cover an area of growing interest, given increasing concern about wellbore integrity and well control. As with other MPD systems, SMD technology offers early detection of influxes (kicks) and minimizes downhole losses to weak subsurface formations. This paper describes a number of system enhancements, including the ability to display and analyze not only the critical parameters of drilling hydraulics but also other information that allows different perspectives in considering the closed-loop system.
Five key steps for shaping renewable energy projects are discussed. Delays and disruptions have stymied project plans in the past few months. How will companies prevent current stresses from morphing into catastrophic issues? The Italian oil company has redesigned its dedicated portal for suppliers. The company’s Supplier Portal and Collaboration Environment, which it calls eniSpace, is a platform combining communication, collaboration channels, and open innovation instruments with traditional procurement processes.
Africa (Sub-Sahara) Drilling began on the Bamboo-1 well, located around 35 miles offshore Cameroon in the Ntem concession. The Bamboo prospect is a basin floor fan target within an Upper Cretaceous play. The well will be drilled to an estimated depth of 4200 m. Murphy Cameroon (50%) is the operator, with partner Sterling (50%). The Nene Marine 3 exploration well--located in the Marine XII block, which is around 17 km offshore Congo--encountered a wet gas and light oil accumulation in a presalt clastic sequence Eni (65%) operates the Marine XII block, with partners New Age (25%) and Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo (10%). Asia Pacific China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) stated on its website that its subsidiary, PetroChina, discovered gas in the Moxi block of An'yue field, located in the Sichuan basin, China.