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This page pulls together technology-focused articles from various departments within JPT. The complete paper reviews the results of gas hydrate engineering and production testing studies associated with northern Canada and Alaska. Automated image-processing algorithms can improve the quality and speed in classifying the morphology of heterogeneous carbonate rock. Several commercial products have produced petrophysical properties from 2D images and, to a lesser extent, from 3D images. The complete paper provides an approach using machine-learning and sequence-mining algorithms for predicting and classifying the next operation based on textual descriptions. Imagine the time when we are no longer concerned about the digital-transformation issues we face today, such as data availability, security, and many others. This would be the time when companies make the best out of digital infrastructure. This era might be here sooner than expected. The complete paper describes the hurdles that have prevented single-trip installation of upper and lower completions in the complex world of subsea and deepwater applications and examines the processes, technologies, and risk-mitigation steps that took a concept from pilot to successful deployment. Specifically targeting ingrained thinking, the selected papers demonstrate the game-changing results that can be achieved even when targeting long-established norms. They demonstrate everything that our industry should be proud of and what we strive for. With reduced new unconventional well activity, practices such as frac-hit mitigation—pressurization of parent wells during child-well fracture stimulation—have become increasingly important to reduce parent-well proppant cleanouts as well as to maximize production from both parent and child wells. Sand control has evolved over the years; however, the fundamentals of screen sizing have not changed. Particle-size distribution remains the basis for most designs. Laser diffraction has provided better definition of fines, and greater focus is placed now on particle-shape characterization.
White Paper: Is Your Drilling Program on Track To Efficient Production? While more operators than ever are digitizing their operations, they also need to consider the advantages of selecting a scheduling software. This White Paper illustrates the benefits of selecting AI-powered scheduling software that properly addresses the total needs of a drilling program. Polymer flooding increases the RF up to 20% at $3 to $6 per extra bbl of oil. It also contributes towards reducing CO2 emission by 3–6 times per bbl.
Marking the end of a 2-year existence, Riviera is preparing for liquidation and dissolution. The sale of its upstream and midstream assets for $146 million will deliver a $1.35-per-share cash dividend to shareholders. By the end of this year, the company will cease to exist. ConocoPhillips Promises Big Changes as It Acquires Concho in $9.7-Billion Deal ConocoPhillips promised more than just growth and costs savings when it announced a deal to acquire Concho. 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.
Preview for all for October; beginning Nov. login required; access for those who received print JPT Shell has selected Bentley Systems, a provider of software and digital twin cloud services, to help streamline its capital projects and decrease time to first oil. Marking the end of a 2-year existence, Riviera is preparing for liquidation and dissolution. The sale of its upstream and midstream assets for $146 million will deliver a $1.35-per-share cash dividend to shareholders. By the end of this year, the company will cease to exist. Using a European Space Agency satellite, data analytics firm Kayrros pinpointed global locations of methane emissions and recorded a 32% increase in the overall volume of methane emitted from large leaks compared with the first 8 months of 2019.
Recent and future advancements in reservoir characterisation, ever increasing powerful simulation models, new technologies, new surveillance tools and methodologies, progress towards smart oil field solutions, associated huge data bases creating data overload difficult to fully exploit, upcoming AI and machine learning advances, all combine to create radical new opportunities for optimised reservoir management and field developments. This session aims to promote best practice approaches on how to plan for and maximise value from these opportunities. The main building blocks in the process are discussed in the following sessions while here the focus is on how to efficiently put these elements together into cost efficient field development plans ensuring maximised recovery and profitability. A central theme at this symposium is water flood excellence and reservoir life cycle management. A successful development strategy includes integrated solutions to the complete water-cycle challenges from water injection, artificial lift, water production, treatment, and re-injection/disposal. Topics could include the importance of reservoir characterisation, simulation model building, improved history matching methodologies, and how to ensure that learning from the above mentioned building blocks are fully utilised in “real time” through an efficiently managed multidisciplinary approach. Best practice approaches for reservoir models then can rapidly include and profit from the large and constantly evolving data streams are welcome. Furthermore, case studies of advances in development concept solutions and selection criteria through reservoir model predictions, uncertainty analyses, risk mitigation plans will be promoted.
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SPE Connect discussions are a lot of fun, well worth the time one invests, and who knows where it may lead you. The SPE eMentoring program can help boost your confidence about your next step in the industry and help achieve your career goals. Small plastic cups filled with different colors of sand. These elements may sound like items on a scavenger hunt list, but with Energy4me they can upcycle and help students track down a career in engineering. The SPE Women in Energy committee works to create opportunities for women to enable them to step into leadership roles and pursue their career goals.
What Is Concealed Beneath the Lebanese Offshore? This article reviews exploration activities and the challenges of the subsurface formations located in offshore Lebanon. The oil and gas industry has increased financial security for many by providing well-paying jobs, yet those opportunities have not been available to all. What will competitiveness look like in our industry in 10 or 20 years from now? What novel pathways might we envision to restore the natural environment, while creating shareholder value and enhance our license to operate?
It is a myth that blowouts only occur in high-pressure wells. Being able to investigate the blowout and kill potential on every well as part of the well construction process is an opportunity to increase safety awareness among drilling engineers. The oil industry has not treated reservoir crude oil with the same degree of rigor as it does reservoir rock formations. Reservoir fluid geodynamics is a new technical discipline that accounts for hydrocarbon compositional redistribution and phase change in reservoirs in geologic time. What "is" an Equation of State? Most petroleum engineers understand that engineering calculations involve the properties of fluids.