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The coronavirus pandemic has created a huge shift in how work is done. More people are working from home than ever, and this shift has opened new risks to cybersecurity. As the world’s top oil producers prepared for a weeklong meeting in April to plan a response to slumping prices of crude, espionage hackers commenced a sophisticated spearphishing campaign that was concentrated on US-based energy companies. Switching to remote working because of the coronavirus can create cybersecurity problems for employers and employees. Here are some things to watch.
It goes by many names: remote work, telework, and work from home being some of the most common. Once the purview of Silicon Valley and the tech world, it has suddenly become the new way of working for millions of office workers across the globe. Many of us are working remotely now, which generally means we are in our homes in makeshift cubicles or an office setup. Among the faces supporting the industry are another group of remote workers: the offshore and onshore personnel working in remote locations around the world.
In this Milken Institute podcast, Chevron CEO Mike Wirth talks about the company's mission, culture, and how it is adapting to the current COVID-19 pandemic and downturn. Shutting in a well in the oil and gas industry is not like locking a house without a tenant; turning the tap off is akin to demolishing the house in many cases. It goes by many names: remote work, telework, and work from home being some of the most common. Once the purview of Silicon Valley and the tech world, it has suddenly become the new way of working for millions of office workers across the globe. What the oil and gas sector teaches us above all else is that the most important lessons are shaped by guiding principles, and if there is one guiding principle threaded throughout this industry’s history of confronting crises, it is this: we are all in it together.
With new options for connectivity, and the growing popularity of LTE connections, there is a huge opportunity for remote connections to close the digitalization gap. Many of us are working remotely now, which generally means we are in our homes in makeshift cubicles or an office setup. Among the faces supporting the industry are another group of remote workers: the offshore and onshore personnel working in remote locations around the world. 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. With the busy and intense streets of Seoul and the calm and refreshing nature of its mountainous range, South Korea makes a unique destination that everyone should experience at least once.
Pirates attacked an oil production vessel off Nigeria in the early hours of 2 July and kidnapped nine Nigerian nationals, the ship’s owner BW Offshore said. US pipeline company Energy Transfer has taken the rare step of invoking force majeure—normally used in times of war or natural disaster—to prevent oil firms from walking away from a proposed expansion of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, according to two sources familiar with the matter. What Are the Security Challenges of the Oil and Gas Market? Protecting the oil and gas market is key to a thriving economy. The list of security challenges for oil and gas requires the best technology solutions the industry has to offer. A panel of experts addresses the question "What are the security challenges of the oil and gas market?"
As part of an effort to evaluate existing riser systems, an operator launched an inspection and testing program to investigate risers retrieved following well abandonment after a service life of nearly 10 years in the Gulf of Mexico. New long-term contracts between offshore drillers and equipment makers reduce downtime and risks associated with key components, from blowout preventers to risers. This paper evaluates the feasibility of a number of production- and export-riser configurations for ultradeepwater applications. This paper presents results from full-scale testing of a flexible riser equipped with embedded sensors for distributed-temperature sensing (DTS).
In this paper, the authors describe a project to design, field trial, and qualify an alternative solution for real-time monitoring of the oil rim in carbonate reservoirs that overcomes these disadvantages. This paper shows results from use of a new technology that uses in-well-conveyed fiber-optic distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) for the detection of sand-ingress zones across the reservoir section throughout the production period in real time. This paper discusses the objectives of the Fiber-Optic Leak-Detection (FOLD) project, carried out in Verneuil-en-Halatte, France.
JPT Technology Minute Poll: To Which of the Top Five UN Sustainability Development Goals Do You Think the Oil and Gas Industry Will Contribute the Most? The papers identified in the article cover sustainable development of oil and gas resources in various aspects. Flaring and emissions challenges have recently made news headlines around the world. The goal of this article is to engage you with this important topic by presenting a selection of recent SPE papers which address these challenges through various approaches. Operators face a dilemma in balancing the need for mud weight (MW) to remain below the fracture gradient to avoid losses, while also providing sufficient density to block influxes into the well. JPT Technology Minute Poll: Which Technology Would You Choose for Offshore Compression?
The complete paper describes piloting the collection and analysis of distributed temperature and acoustic sensing (DTS and DAS, respectively) data to characterize flow-control-device (FCD) performance and help improve understanding of steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) inflow distribution. A company is selling a new well testing tool designed to be a cheaper, simpler way to do fiber optic sensing, and then it fades away. With the availability of more-complex smart-well instrumentation, immediate evaluation of the well response is possible as changes in the reservoir or well occur. Mechanical-diversion techniques can ensure acid injection into the various intervals of naturally fractured reservoirs. This paper presents results from full-scale testing of a flexible riser equipped with embedded sensors for distributed-temperature sensing (DTS).