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Cenovus Energy announced that it reached 1 billion bbl of cumulative production from its oil sands facilities in northern Alberta, becoming the first company to reach this milestone using SAGD technology. Steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) is a prime example of how structured research and development (R&D) has led to the commercial implementation of technology, helping unlock hydrocarbon resources to fulfill society’s energy demands.
Cenovus Energy announced that it reached 1 billion bbl of cumulative production from its oil sands facilities in northern Alberta, becoming the first company to reach this milestone using SAGD technology. Kevin Birn is part of the IHS North American Crude Oil Markets’ team and leads the IHS Energy Oil Sands Dialogue.
The video shows some of the issues encountered while building the Appomattox and how the team drew on the knowledge of those outside of the oil and gas industry to overcome them. The attention of the energy industry has focused in recent years on the Permian Basin. But as the Permian gathers the attention, another aging oil field is making its own comeback.
The evaluation of waterfloods often is focused on issues at the well level. But each well is only one part of a bigger system. For this reason, it is important to diagnose a waterflood from multiple viewpoints: the field, pattern, and well levels. Premium acreage costs in the Permian have increased industry interest in acreage swaps, divestment, and M&A activity. Cross-energy analyst and cofounder of Energy Aspects Richard Mallinson discusses how global policy and geopolitics have continued to evolve with the prolific US shale production.
From the field, to the customer, through engineering, CAM, and manufacturing then back to the field, each drilling bit's life is unique. Underbalanced coiled tubing drilling has continually advanced since the first trials in the 1990s but remains a relatively niche drilling technology. With UBCTD projects set to start in many countries next year, this technology may be seeing a turning point. Considering most of the rigs deal with human-machine interface systems, the role of human factors is at the heart of any successful operation. Eye-tracking technology can be useful in real-time operation centers where ocular movement data can improve the professionals’ performance.
Mozambique has an enormous energy potential, which provides the country with favorable means to fulfill its domestic and regional energy needs for southern Africa and beyond. The latest discoveries of natural gas puts Mozambique in a very privileged position both in the region and in the world. The Delaware Basin presented a challenging scenario for Anadarko due to the company’s tankless development approach. Sand filtration was identified as a perfect fit for this application.
The basic objective of this course is to introduce the overview and concept of production optimisation, using nodal analysis as a tool in production optimisation and enhancement. The participants are exposed to the analysis of various elements that help in production system starting from reservoir to surface processing facilities and their effect on the performance of the total production system. Depth conversion of time interpretations is a basic skill set for interpreters. There is no single methodology that is optimal for all cases. Next, appropriate depth methods will be presented. Depth imaging should be considered an integral component of interpretation. If the results derived from depth imaging are intended to mitigate risk, the interpreter must actively guide the process.
The $20-billion FID is the largest ever for a sub-Saharan oil and gas project. The project’s location on the African east coast puts it in optimal position to sell LNG to the lucrative Asian market. Finding water for hydraulic fracturing and then finding a use for it when it flows back are critical engineering problems to solve in the booming Permian Basin.
A joint-venture agreement gives Solaris control of Concho’s produced-water infrastructure in New Mexico, and Lagoon Water Solutions closed on a deal with Continental in Oklahoma. Finding water for hydraulic fracturing and then finding a use for it when it flows back are critical engineering problems to solve in the booming Permian Basin.
Layne Water Midstream has amended its agreement with the Texas General Land Office to gain exclusive right for reuse and disposal of produced water in the Delaware Basin. As Permian production ramps up and saltwater disposal well capacity is pushed to its limit, companies see a need to develop collaborative, commercially viable methods of handling produced-water volumes. If reuse remains at its current rate of only 15%, operators could face a $30-billion tab.