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A new idea from Equinor calls for autonomous submarines to transport CO2 from the surface to the seabed. The Norwegian operator says the shuttles could also carry oil and water for injection. Phase 1 is expected to be operational in 2024. For the offshore sector, the collapse in oil demand and prices came just as the market was beginning to look up. Now many companies are focused on survival.
Phase 1 is expected to be operational in 2024. In this paper, the authors introduce a new technology installed permanently on the well completion and addressed to real-time reservoir fluid mapping through time-lapse electromagnetic tomography during production or injection. Hydrocarbon processing and treating systems often require large and elaborate surface facilities. When operating in challenging locations, such as deep water or the Arctic, these systems can be expensive. This paper bridges the gap between operational petrophysicists and FTS specialists, introducing an automated work flow by which petrophysicists can conduct FTS jobs.
This study examines how subsea processing (SSP) can develop into an important enabling technology for future ultradeepwater-field developments and long-distance tiebacks. As it has since 1969, the world came to OTC to make critical decisions, share ideas, and develop business partnerships to meet global energy demands.
The costs of subsea boosting systems have been reduced by adopting three primary strategies: simplifying the system design to reduce weight and cost, simplifying the installation and intervention, and reducing complexity and risk. This study examines how subsea processing (SSP) can develop into an important enabling technology for future ultradeepwater-field developments and long-distance tiebacks. Emphasis on identifying more-efficient subsea boosting solutions has led to a number of initiatives in the industry.
Armada to install ROV launch and recovery system on its fleet of robotic ships. Delivery of the umbilicals is expected in Q4 2021. The King’s Quay FPS achieved FID in Q2 2019, and is expected to process up to 80,000 B/D of crude oil with first production in 2022. WFS Technologies’ collaboration is its second in as many months supporting its Seatooth technologies. Petrofac’s well management contract comes nearly a month after IOG received approval for phase 1. The contract also follows an EPC contract awarded to Subsea 7 in May.
This case study describes how gas condensates within a subsea tieback system behave very differently to condensed water from a wet-gas system and therefore a pseudo dry-gas system needs to be configured differently for gas-condensate developments. Unmanned minimum facility platforms are a reliable alternative to traditional wellhead platforms or subsea installations, and the technologies enabling simpler designs have evolved. Anadarko aims to maximize immediate short-cycle value through tiebacks and platform relocations in the Gulf of Mexico. This review of papers illustrates some of the innovative solutions used in the region. In maturing oil wells, oil production is often restricted as reservoir pressure depletes.
Can Automation Speed Up Project Delivery? The execution of process automation projects depends on the completion of tasks that are not necessarily related to automation, hampering project development timelines. How do automation solutions, such as digital twins, help to overcome these challenges? How can communication standards help companies create and enforce stronger cybersecurity protocols? What roles do people and technology play in securing assets?
The amount of oil and gas resources approved for development last year surpassed 20 billion BOE, the highest level seen since 2011. Telltale signs have emerged that we are entering a new offshore investment cycle. Following a 42-day journey from Singapore, the Liza Destiny has arrived at the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana, where it is expected to produce up to 120,000 gross boe/D from the ExxonMobil-operated deepwater project upon startup. Phase 1 production from the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico field is expected to reach 30,000 BOPD. The field contains an estimated 5 billion bbl of oil in place.
This paper identifies potentially significant hidden value of subsea multiphase boosting technology, or aspects of it that have not received adequate attention during the field-development decision-making process. Subsea pumps are used for gas/liquid separation, subsea compression, and subsea boosting. Solutions aiming at cost reductions are crucial to make subsea processing projects feasible. A cost- and complexity-reduction solution for the subsea electrical power supply is a critical consideration.