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A description of the role of effective reservoir management in increasing the recovery factors for unconventional reservoirs, and a review of the advances in IOR/EOR technologies for unconventionals, as performed by the Energy Industry Partnership Team at the University of Houston. Detection and identification of the type and intensity of frac-driven interactions is the key to the next generation of fracturing operations. Occupational diseases of employees can have a significant impact on workplace productivity and exact an unmeasurable emotional and financial toll on the workers and their families. It is important to design programs that will put the workplace on a journey toward prevention of diseases. Is There a Need for a Reserves Confidence Metric?
The complete paper demonstrates the benefits of honoring data measurements from a multitude of potential sources to help engineers do a better job of including more diagnostics into routine operations to provide additional insight and result in improved models and completion designs. This paper updates a previous case study and presents the results of actual implementation of an optimized steam-injection plan based on the model framework. By measuring which tests best predicted the fractures observed at the Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site, Laredo Petroleum developed a method it hopes will improve fracture modeling in other places. In the complete paper, a new, fully coupled implicit tool was used to model an onshore Omani asset with multiple reservoirs, each featuring different fluids and multiple networks. The complete paper aims at a better understanding of the effect of channel content in complex fluvial channel systems on well-test-derivative responses.
The industry worldwide has been swayed by the digitization wave. Keeping Up With the Digital Age: What is Data Analytics all about? This interview explores the opportunities, challenges, and what young professionals need to know to have a rewarding career in drilling data analytics. Data story consumers are focused on summarized results and highlights instead of details of the analysis. It’s a data scientist’s responsibility to identify the significance of the data and to present it in a simple but scientific manner. Statoil's Acting head of Digital Centre of Excellence shares the company's digital road map.
While the façade painted by IIoT and data-driven processes is one of an environment that is heavily guided by computers, it actually calls for an evolved workforce that is able to use the data to enhance design and decision-making skills. 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. Shell has partnered with Udacity to provide its staff training in artificial intelligence. Digital oil and gas applications are expanding by leaps and bounds, providing insights and improving decision making and execution. Here are the top areas which could significantly improve business bottom line.
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. The memorandum of understanding with Microsoft follows a conditional investment decision made in May by Equinor, Shell, and Total. Pending Norwegian government approval, the final investment decision for the project is expected in late 2020 with startup expected in 2024. One year after the Johan Sverdrup field came on stream, Equinor says digital technology has proven to be key to safety and value in all parts of the operation, increasing earnings by more than $200 million. The companies say they will expand their existing technology collaboration to create and deliver solutions to help customers, suppliers, and other businesses lower emissions.
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.
Penspen will also carry out engineering services on the Zirku Island plant. Proposal requests were sent to companies to solicit partnerships for the project with ADNOC and ADPower. The contracts were awarded in February. Petrofac said it is working with ADNOC to explore alternative options. Petrofac continues working relationship with UAE following contract awards for Dalma Gas Development project.
Time-stamped data anomalies can lead to more-accurate identification and faster diagnosis. In partnership with TechnipFMC, DNV GL opened a pilot project for the international collaboration of operators and the supply chain. Many digital twins represent an asset’s initial form and struggle to reflect developments in their physical counterparts as the asset matures. ADNOC will utilize Honeywell’s asset monitoring and predictive analytics platform to improve asset efficiency and integrity across the operator’s upstream and downstream businesses. Developing the facility of the future is a technological and infrastructural challenge, but the people behind the technology play just as critical of a role in actualizing complex, innovative asset designs.