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Sabine Pass Train 6 gets the nod, Bechtel gets the go-ahead for construction. Apache Corp. signed a deal with Cheniere to supply natural gas produced from its Permian Basin Alpine High area to the Corpus Christi LNG facility Startup comes 8 months after the initial discovery in March, marking the second successful tieback since 2017 to the Beryl Alpha platform in the UK North Sea. The rising oil production and produced water volumes in the Permian are expanding the scope and scale of recycling. Apache is targeting 50% of its frac water to be made up from recycled produced water this year. Industry CIOs examine the challenges operators and service companies face in understanding cybersecurity threats.
In response to increasing demand for remote offshore services, Fugro has completed the Middle East’s first fully autonomous geophysical shallow-water route survey. Launched in collaboration with industry leaders and academia, the Microsoft Energy Core aims to accelerate digital transformation, build coalitions for responsible innovation, deliver skilling initiatives, and address sustainability and societal challenges. A new tool developed by Kosmos Energy is allowing the exploration and production company to keep better track of the effect it is having on the environment. The new software enables high-resolution, real-time fracture-stage data to be shown on top of multiple previous stages to visualize optimized performance or to be tracked against an ideal preset stage. The Open Group OSDU Forum aims to create a standard data platform on which members work collaboratively to enable secure, reliable, global access to all subsurface and well data.
You have access to this full article to experience the outstanding content available to SPE members and JPT subscribers. To ensure continued access to JPT's content, please Sign In, JOIN SPE, or Subscribe to JPT Often located hundreds of miles away from land, offshore oil and gas platforms pose challenges with their unsheltered maritime environment, heavy weather, and risk of explosive, toxic, and corrosive atmospheres—with limited resources. Sounds like conditions are ripe for robots on rigs. In 14 years at Equinor, robotics researcher Anders Røyrøy has explored the application of robots in jobs that he describes as “dangerous, dirty, distant, or dull,” where use of a robot can serve to mitigate or eliminate safety risks for humans. One of the highest priorities for robotic development and deployment, in view of their impact on inspection and maintenance routines, are remote operators for onshore and offshore platforms.
At its core, the intent of Acorn is to develop a hub for carbon capture and storage (CCS), enabling a more sustainable energy system. The project will be focused at St. Fergus in northeast Scotland and includes installation of a new advanced hydrogen reformation process, carbon dioxide (CO2) compression, and the use of redundant pipelines and infrastructure to transport and permanently store CO2 in aquifers and depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs located in the Outer Moray Firth. Hydrogen as a product will initially be blended into the National Transmission System (NTS) at 2% by volume, thereby reducing natural-gas-derived emissions across the UK.
The formation of scale deposits upon tubing, casing, perforations, and even on the formation face itself, can severely constrict fluid flow and reduce the production rate of oil and gas wells. In addition to lost production, a considerable portion of the workover budget is expended in efforts to remove these deposits and prevent their recurrence. As a consequence, scale prevention has been and continues to be a common exercise and is successfully applied in many areas. Although the principles behind scale formation and prevention are generally well understood, there are many new forms of scale prevention and new scale inhibitor application technologies. Some people consider scale prevention a mature subject matter area with "nothing new under the sun," but in fact there are many new developments, some of which will be highlighted in this presentation. This presentation will review the major elements that normally comprise any effort aimed at the successful control of scale deposition, starting with scale identification, followed by scale prediction, inhibition, and removal. Several case histories will illustrate the application of these scale control techniques in oil production facilities. Scale formation can be a show stopper, but if properly managed, scale can be prevented economically. Charles Hinrichsen earned a BS degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an MS and PhD in Chemistry from Cornell University. He worked at Texaco and later Chevron for forty years at Chevron's Energy Technology Company as a Chemical Treating Specialist. From 1998–2001 he coordinated Texaco's chemical operations in Angola, West Africa, and from 2001–2003 he served as Senior Corrosion and Chemical Treating Engineer in Wafra, Kuwait.
Even before the global pandemic impacted markets, decommissioning work in the North Sea region was expected to increase. Global decommissioning projects could reach $42 billion by 2024. Despite streams of data being available on platforms about the condition of topside and drilling equipment, most experts agree that only a small fraction of such data is used. Whether for a fleet or single platform, AI can transform an offshore enterprise. The deferments are the latest actions Shell has taken in response to record low crude prices.
This paper focuses on the preparation for, and implementation of, well-control training, while highlighting the integration of people skills into curricula and what advantages operators and drilling contractors have obtained. This paper presents the design considerations, methodology, and results of two deepwater MPC operations conducted to cement production casing strings within a target operating window of approximately three-tenths of a pound. This paper presents lessons learned regarding design, testing, and installation of a completely integrated managed-pressure-drilling (MPD) control system on a deepwater drilling rig. This work focuses on the development of specific methodologies to support managed-pressure-dilling (MPD) operations implemented on real-time diagnostic software. This paper describes challenges faced in a company’s first deepwater asset in Malaysia and the methods used to overcome these issues in the planning stage.
Unprecedented, perfect storm, a black swan event—all ways of describing the situation the oil and gas sector finds itself in right now. After 4-1/2 years out of service, the massive Wafra oil field in the Saudi-Kuwaiti Onshore Partitioned Neutral Zone, is set to resume production sometime soon and ensuring a smooth restart is no small order.
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With contracts canceled and pressures mounting, offshore oil drillers struggle to stay afloat. With contracts canceled and pressures mounting, offshore oil drillers struggle to stay afloat. The two companies worked together in 2019 to improve execution techniques where Petrofac digitalized maintenance and inspection activity. TechnipFMC will utilize its service base and umbilical factory in Angola for the EPCI contract. BP, ENI, Equinor, Shell and Total to develop Net Zero Teesside Project.