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The complete paper discuses a well with a history of sand production that exhibits long cyclic slugging behavior. Fit-for-purpose tactics likely will be of ever-increasing focus going forward. If it is not adding value, it should not be done. But “fit for purpose” encompasses a wide range of possibilities—leveraging new approaches as well as learning from old approaches and improving current approaches. In the complete paper, the authors revisit fundamental concepts of reservoir simulation in unconventional reservoirs and summarize several examples that form part of an archive of lessons learned.
Advanced machine-learning methods combined with aspects of game theory are helping operators understand the drivers of water production and improve forecasting and economics in unconventional basins. The national oil company’s remote northern region has delivered a pair of greenfields that await further drilling before a reserves estimate can be made. The Pennsylvania-based producer will leave Louisiana where profiting from tight-gas fields has proven difficult and focus on its legacy assets in the Marcellus Shale. The complete paper presents a solution that assesses tight matrices and natural fractures at a level not previously achieved. At the tight-matrix level, advanced nuclear spectroscopy is carried out with a new pulsed-neutron device that achieves simultaneous time- and energy-domain measurements.
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. Enterprise Products Partners publicly acknowledged the deep slump in pipeline demand out of the Permian Basin by canceling a project at a time when most producers have been quietly postponing US projects. In the complete paper, the authors seek to understand the effect of triazine on the electrochemical response of a carbon-steel surface in a mixed-gas system. Energy Transfer pursued the stay and expedited appeal after its emergency request for a stay was denied by the US District Court for the District of Columbia. The court said it was mindful of the disruption the shutdown will cause but said the seriousness of deficiencies from the US Army Corps of Engineers outweighs the negative effects of shutting down the pipeline.
Decline-curve analysis is one of the more widely used forms of data analysis that evaluates well behavior and forecasts production and reserves. This paper presents technologies that apply DCA methods to wells in an unbiased, systematic, intelligent, and automated fashion. Based on the early results from mass shut-ins of shale wells, it did not harm long-term production and it paid a short-term dividend with more oil flowing in the days after restarting. Have Oil Sands Producers Found an On-Off Switch for Their Wells? When oil demand vaporized, oil sands producers cut 300,000 B/D of production from wells using steam injection to produce bitumen.
The service companies plan to co-market an emerging well control system that can integrate with established managed-pressure-drilling components to enhance well construction safety and efficiency. This latest find means the offshore driller has averaged at least three new discoveries each year since it began drilling offshore Guyana where it plans to recover up to 8 billion barrels of crude. The next step is to move toward optimization, then automation. The new geothermal project development company will offer expertise in subsurface and drilling, project development, and risk mitigation. A new licensing round will open up 136 blocks in the Arctic Barents Sea.
When a plug gets stuck in a well, consider the cause. Often stuck fracturing tools are a warning sign of casing trouble. Companies that have investigated plug problems have been surprised by the findings. The complete paper describes the development and implementation of a glass-plug solution that closed the technical gaps that had previously inhibited fully intervention-free operation for completion installation. Critics of the new rule call it a de facto ban on new drilling and completions that will affect large portions of the state’s undeveloped oil and gas properties.
The board of directors of Riviera Resources has approved the dissolution, winding up, and liquidation of the company and adopted a plan of liquidation and dissolution, under which the Houston-based independent will cease to exist by the end of this year. The dissolution will mark the end of a 2-year existence for Riviera, which was formed in April 2018 by LINN Energy, then spun off in August of the same year. The company stated that its strategic focus was on efficiently operating what it referred to as its mature, low-decline assets. On 13 October, Riviera announced the following. Approval of a cash distribution to shareholders of $1.35 per share Closing of the following sales: Blue Mountain Midstream LLC to Citizen Energy for approximately $111 million Remaining North Louisiana assets for approximately $22 million Interests in certain properties located in the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma for approximately $13 million The distribution to shareholders will be paid with the company’s cash on hand and will be payable on or around 27 October to all shareholders as of the close of business on 23 October.
Learn more about training courses being offered. This course covers the fundamental principles concerning how hydraulic fracturing treatments can be used to stimulate oil and gas wells. The course also covers information concerning fracturing fluids, propping agents, and how to design and pump successful fracturing treatments. Learn more about training courses being offered. Current and future SPE Section and Student Chapter leaders are invited to engage and share. Every attendee leaves energised with a full list of ideas and a support network of fellow leaders. Those sections and student chapters actively participating in this workshop have consistently been recognized with awards as the best in SPE. SPE Cares is a global volunteering drive aimed at promoting, supporting and participating in community services at the SPE section and student chapter’s level. On its official launch this year at ATCE Dubai, SPE Cares will conduct a “Give a Ghaf” Tree Planting Programme to help preserve Ghaf’s cultural and ecological heritage. The Ghaf tree is an indigenous species, specific to UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia. It is a drought tolerant, evergreen tree that can survive a harsh desert environment. The initiative not only aims to hold events/activities at ATCE, but also recognise community service that SPE members are already conducting in their respective student chapters and professional sections. The KEY Club, open daily, is an exclusive lounge for key SPE members. The lounge is open to those with 25 years or more of continuous membership, Century Club members, current and former SPE Board officers and directors, Honorary and Distinguished Members, as well as this year’s SPE International Award Winners and Distinguished Lecturers. DSATS (SPE’s Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section) will hold a half-day symposium featuring keynote presentations on urban automation. This symposium will explore technologies being used in developing smart cities through the automation of their infrastructure, transportation systems, energy distribution, water systems, street lighting, refuse collection, etc. These efforts rely on many of the same tools needed for drilling systems automation yielding increased efficiencies, lower maintenance and reduced emissions. Their knowledge and experience can guide the path being travelled by the oilfield drilling industry. The symposium will open with an update from SPE DSATS progress of various working groups and the outlook for future activities. This will be followed by a presentation from West Virginia University, winners of the 2016 Drillbotics™ competition for university students to build a small, fully automated drilling rig and vie to drill rock samples safely and efficiently.
Texas regulators rejected a rare challenge to gas flaring in the state after an oil company argued that a flaring ban would force it to shut in wells, damaging the reservoir and reducing future oil production. After a drop in drilling activity in recent years, the Haynesville shale has become a hot area for natural gas production in the US, and companies are looking to bolster their positions in the area.