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The inspection projects to assess water ingress will be done via remotely operated vehicle. A recent test proved the feasibility of using LiDAR on remote-controlled drones to create 3D maps of the inside of tanks, increasing the safety and efficiency of inspections. Sleipner’s share in net-zero emissions savings will be more than 150,000 tonnes per year. Work has resumed on Energan’s Singapore FPSO; subsea installation for the Karish project continues as planned. The FPSO vessel will reduce capital expenditure and breakeven costs and increase commercially feasibility, leading to FID.
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.
The complete paper describes an operator’s experience in confirming glass fiber-reinforced epoxy (GRE) as an effective alternative to high-grade corrosion-resistant alloys (CRA) to extend tubing life in high-velocity gas wells. This paper presents novel approaches to carbon abatement using petroleum that have a strong chance to succeed in fulfilling technological and economic goals. The complete paper describes an advanced Rankine cycle process-based system that converts waste heat into usable electrical power to improve the efficiency of gas-compression stations on gas-production platforms and pipelines. Carbon dioxide (CO2) waterless fracturing uses liquid CO2 to replace water as the fracturing fluid in reservoir stimulation. The continuity and reliability of the blender are key factors determining performance of the operation. The complete paper discusses the use of cumulative production ratio curves normalized to a given reference volume in time for different unconventional plays in North America to investigate the median trend for each play and the median ultimate recovery per play. In the complete paper, the authors reduce nonuniqueness and ensure physically feasible results in multiwell deconvolution by incorporating constraints and knowledge to methodology already established in the literature. In the complete paper, the authors revisit fundamental concepts of reservoir simulation in unconventional reservoirs and summarize several examples that form part of an archive of lessons learned. In the complete paper, a novel hybrid approach is presented in which a physics-based nonlocal modeling framework is coupled with data-driven clustering techniques to provide a fast and accurate multiscale modeling of compartmentalized reservoirs. An opportunity now exists to further develop the way we solve problems by adopting agile work flows. Originating from software development in 2001, agile work flows will be a key part of driving the oil and gas industry to its next level of efficiency. What the industry needs at this stage is a willingness to work together, share best practices, conduct innovative research, and focus on disruptive technologies that lower cost of capture and make our operations more sustainable.
With their gee-whiz—albeit artificial—intelligence, robots may be the industry’s answer to jobs deemed dangerous, dirty, distant, or dull. Despite the global downturn, the long-term transition to net zero presents a major opportunity to create new multibillion industries based around the North Sea. Cross-sector collaboration and major state/private sector intervention, together with strong leadership, will be key. Nearly everything’s on the table as companies aim to shore up portfolios by curtailing investments and dumping low-priority assets. A new licensing round will open up 136 blocks in the Arctic Barents Sea.
A new licensing round will open up 136 blocks in the Arctic Barents Sea. The complete paper describes the overall project execution of the Aasta Hansteen field development on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) north of the Arctic Circle. It is the deepest field yet developed on the NCS in 1300 m of water. Many forms of remote sensing imagery can be used, along with data sets and the resultant products, to improve the efficiency and safety of upstream oil and gas operations on the North Slope of Alaska. The $5.6-billion deal includes the Prudhoe Bay field and the Trans Alaska Pipeline and vaults Hilcorp to be the second-largest Alaska producer and reserves holder, behind only ConocoPhillips.
Askeladd Vest is Phase 2 of the Snøhvit gas development, which is expected to see an FID this year. Sleipner’s share in net-zero emissions savings will be more than 150,000 tonnes per year. Although these look like ordinary tankers, they are unique and run on LNG and recovered oil vapors. The Norwegian wind farm is expected to start up in 2022. The wind farm is also expected to create spinoff effects during the project’s life.
Africa (Sub-Sahara) Eni, through its affiliate Nigerian Agip Oil Co. (NAOC), discovered natural gas and condensate in the Obiafu and Obrikom fields, in OML61, onshore Niger Delta. The Obiafu-41 Deep well reached 4374 m TD and encountered more than 130 m of high-quality, hydrocarbon-bearing sands. The find amounts to approximately 1 tcf of gas and 60 million bbl of associated condensate. The BP-operated Yakaar-2 appraisal well off Senegal encountered 30 m of net gas pay and proved the southern extension of the Yakkar field. BP has a 60% stake in the Cayar Offshore Profond block and the Yakaar-Teranga gas project. Asia Pacific Beijing Haohua Energy Resource discovered natural gas at the Ketan-1 well in Xinjiang's Aksu area, part of the oil-and-gas-rich Tarim basin. The well yielded daily natural gas output of 60,000 cu m in test production, according to China National Petroleum Corp. Cooper Energy discovered gas at the Annie prospect in the VIC/P44 permit in the Otway basin approximately 9 km offshore Victoria.
The complete paper describes the overall project execution of the Aasta Hansteen field development on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) north of the Arctic Circle. It is the deepest field yet developed on the NCS in 1300 m of water. The Norwegian operator will increase its ownership of the giant Johan Sverdrup field before the field commences oil production this November. In need of an exploration boost, Norway doled out a record 83 production licenses in mature areas of the Norwegian Continental Shelf to 33 firms. Norway hopes for a continued rise in offshore exploration and development activity to ensure steady oil and gas production through the next decade.
Equinor has chosen four suppliers for inspection services on all offshore installations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and onshore plants in Norway. The frame agreements, estimated at $383 million, are scheduled to be signed soon. The new deals, valued at approximately $2.9 billion over 3 years, cover services for liner hangers, downhole monitoring, and additional completions on the NCS. Called Eelume, the underwater drone will perform subsea inspection, maintenance, and repair work. A project of “firsts,” Equinor’s Aasta Hansteen spar platform began producing gas on 16 December, opening a new region for gas export to Europe and the UK.