This article, written by Editorial Manager Adam Wilson, contains highlights of paper SPE 157039, "The Trick Is the Surface - Functionalized Nanodiamond PDC Technology," by Soma Chakraborty, SPE, Gaurav Agrawal, SPE, Anthony DiGiovanni, SPE, and Dan Scott, SPE, Baker Hughes, prepared for the 2012 SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 12-14 June. The paper has not been peer reviewed.
This article, written by Senior Technology Editor Dennis Denney, contains highlights of paper SPE 146732, "Geosteering With Sonic in Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs," by Jason Pitcher, SPE, Jennifer Market, and David Hinz, Halliburton, prepared for the 2011 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Denver, 30 October-2 November. The paper has not been peer reviewed.
Technology Update - No abstract available.
Guest editorial - No abstract available.
President's column - No abstract available.
Technology Focus - No abstract available.
Large infusions of money and new technology will be needed to fill the oil gathering systems in the West Siberian oil fields. The owner of this field, Salym Petroleum Development, hopes to increase the output of its fields using chemically enhanced oil recovery and by producing oil from the Bazhenov formation.
Conference review - No abstract available.
Matador, a guar variety jointly owned by Texas Tech University and Halliburton, is grown as a breeders' seed increase (i.e., to increase the amount of seed available) at the Texas Tech campus farm at Lubbock, Texas.
This article, written by Editorial Manager Adam Wilson, contains highlights of paper OTC 23176, "Startup of a Giant," by Arnaud Constant and Lionel Ramat, Total E&P Angola, prepared for the 2012 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, 30 April- 3 May. The paper has not been peer reviewed.