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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.
Latest News are articles brought to you online only and have not been published in an issue of JPT. Add Denbury Resources to the list of oil companies filing for bankruptcy protection with a plan that may make for a quick trip through the debt-reduction process. Just 3 years after its landmark merger, GE has announced that in the next 3 years it plans to sell of all its remaining shares in Baker Hughes. The offshore drilling contractor’s latest effort to curb emissions relies on technology developed during the US space shuttle program and could become commercial by 2022. Four Equinor insiders are short-listed to succeed the current chief executive who is expected to step down from the Norwegian oil and gas company later this year. The forces of low oil prices and new efficiency trends are converging to remake the US pressure-pumping business into one that can complete more wells with less horsepower than ever.
Latin America-Caribbean Petrobras and CNPC have signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing to begin negotiations on a strategic partnership, Petrobras has reported. The companies agreed in the document to jointly evaluate opportunities in Brazil and abroad in key areas of mutual interest. Petrobras, the Brazilian national oil company, said in a news release on its website that partnerships will represent an important strategy in its 2017–2021 business plan because of the potential benefits of risk sharing, increasing investment capacity, technological exchange, and strengthening corporate governance. YPF, Total, Wintershall, and BP have announced a USD 1.15-billion joint investment to increase shale gas production in Argentina. The provincial government in Neuquén, where the resource-rich Vaca Muerta Shale is located, has agreed to split the Aguada Pichana area into two parts and combine it with the Aguada de Castro area.
OMV has discovered natural gas and condensate at well 6506/11-10 in License PL 644B offshore Norway. The company-operated well targeted the Cretaceous Hades prospect and the Jurassic Iris prospect directly beneath it. The preliminary results showed a discovery of 20 million to 115 million recoverable BOE for Hades and 20 million to 130 million recoverable BOE for Iris with "very good" reservoir properties, OMV said. The project venturers are reviewing the discovery data to decide upon potential appraisal drilling. OMV has a 30% working interest in License PL 644/644B, with other interests held by Statoil (30%), Faroe Petroleum (20%), and Spirit Energy (20%).
Asia Pacific Santos discovered gas with the Corvus-2 well in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia. The well, located in permit WA-45-R, in which Santos has a 100% interest, reached a total depth of 3998 m. It intersected a gross interval of 638 m, one of the largest columns discovered across the North West Shelf. Wireline logging to date has confirmed 245 m of net hydrocarbon pay across the target reservoirs. Total SA and partners ExxonMobil and Oil Search have signed a gas agreement with the government of Papua New Guinea that defines the fiscal framework for the Papua LNG project in the country's Eastern Highlands. The plan involves construction of three 2.7-mtpa LNG trains on the existing PNG-LNG plant site at Caution Bay just west of Port Moresby. Total has 31.1% interest, ExxonMobil has 28.3% interest, and Oil Search has 17.7%.
Africa (Sub-Sahara) Eni discovered up to 250 million bbl of light oil in the Ndungu exploration prospect in Block 15/06 offshore Angola. A well in 1076 m of water reached TD of 4050 m and proved a single oil column of approximately 65 m with 45 m of net pay of 35 API oil. Well results indicate production capacity in excess of 10,000 B/D. Eni operates Block 15/06 with 36.8421% Joint venture partners are Sonangol P&P (36.8421%) and SSI Fifteen (26.3158%). Eni discovered gas and condensate on the Akoma prospect in CTP-Block 4 offshore Ghana. The Akoma-1X exploration well was drilled in 350 m of water approximately 50 km offshore and 12 km northwest of the FPSO John Agyekum Kufuor.
Latest News are articles brought to you online only and have not been published in an issue of JPT. Just 3 years after its landmark merger, GE has announced that in the next 3 years it plans to sell of all its remaining shares in Baker Hughes. The offshore drilling contractor’s latest effort to curb emissions relies on technology developed during the US space shuttle program and could become commercial by 2022. Four Equinor insiders are short-listed to succeed the current chief executive who is expected to step down from the Norwegian oil and gas company later this year. The forces of low oil prices and new efficiency trends are converging to remake the US pressure-pumping business into one that can complete more wells with less horsepower than ever. However, that might also mean service provider margins remain low for much of this new decade.
Miscible injection is a proven, economically viable process that significantly increases oil recovery from many different types of reservoirs. Most miscible flooding projects use CO2 or nitrogen as solvents to increase oil recovery, but other injectants are sometimes used. This page provides an overview of the fundamental concepts of miscible displacement. Also provided are links to additional pages about designing a miscible flood, predicting the benefits of miscible injection, and a summary of field applications. Fieldwide projects have been implemented in fields around the world, with most of these projects being onshore North American fields.
TDI-Brooks completed two environmental post-operations surveys (EPOS) projects in Mexico for Total in Block 2 in the Perdido Basin and for Capricorn Energy Mexico (Cairn) in Block 9 of the Sureste Basin. The Block 2 EPOS program was in deep water (about 3300 m) offshore northern Mexico, while the Cairn project was a shallow-water project. These were the first EPOS programs completed in this COVID work environment. In order to minimize risk and avoid local quarantines at Mexican ports, the service company mobilized one of its four multiuse oceanographic research vessels, R/V EMMA McCALL, from Texas to conduct the program on a 25-day cruise leg with short, restricted port calls in Tampico, Mexico. The cruise acquired more than45 sediment and more than 22 conductivity, temperature, and depth (CTD)-water stations in these blocks.
One of the critical conditions in cementing operations of gas wells, is the underbalance that generates the entry of preflush in the annular space, especially with the use of in the fluid train, therefore, trying to ensure the pore Pressure control incorporating to the fluid system, only an extensive volume of Spacer. In this way a possible gas inflow is avoided that would lead to enormous economic losses, however in terms of a good removal, just having a spacer in the preflush system would only be Fulfilling a single function that is the drag of suspended solids. in the annular space without being able to disperse and reduce its solid structures. Our methodology has been proven in fields with high GOR and good petrophysical and reservoir conditions, which intend to add a volume of washes to the preflush system, thus Hydrostatic Balance with a low Rheological Spacer volume behind the mud. The preflush system is by batch and pumped at 4.0 bpm continuous, considering a volume of 20 barrel máximum to generate a contact time greater than five minutes, thus improving the conditions of removal, diluting, dispersing and moisturizing the wellbore and casing external. It evaluates Primary cement Using bond logs that was run three days after the cementing operation.