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An analysis of existing wells in the Martin Linge field, conducted by Equinor when it took over as operator from Total, revealed that several did not have sufficient barriers, leading the company to plan new wells to ensure safe operation. The oil and gas sector has always been inherently risky. No matter how far mitigating efforts go or by how much technology improves, it is unlikely that risk will be removed entirely anytime soon. That being said, the sector has made huge strides in recent years to better protect those who serve it. Lloyd’s Register has partnered with STC Global to create an artificial intelligence tool expected to provide insight from incident data captured by HSE functions but left untapped. There has been an increased number of major accidents at industrial facilities globally as many have come back online post-lockdown. Major oil and gas trade groups expressed confidence in their readiness for a busier-than-usual hurricane season in 2020, even with added logistical considerations stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The complete paper describes a service company’s approach to the development and application of technology and innovative solutions to improve driving performance on the basis of extensive data analysis. The complete paper discusses Equinor’s operation planning tool, developed to present planners with the technical conditions of a platform, identify potentially dangerous combinations of concurrent activities, and propose learnings from 8 years of incident recordings.
The EPSO surveys were completed offshore Mexico for Total and Cairn in compliance with requirements of Mexico’s National Agency for Safety, Energy, and Environment. With contracts canceled and pressures mounting, offshore oil drillers struggle to stay afloat. With contracts canceled and pressures mounting, offshore oil drillers struggle to stay afloat. Sandvik and Van Oord’s announcements come a week after oil major BP said it’s slashing 10,000 jobs. Texas LNG’s CEO Vivek Chandra and ALNGE Principal Luc Speeleveld outlined key issues and concerns facing the US LNG industry now and in the future as market dynamics remain affected by COVID-19.
Among the top 50 oilfield service firms, downsizing is estimated to land at a headcount of 610,000, down from the 760,000 maintained after the 2016 downturn. The fully remote inspection was conducted with an ROV to increase worker safety and security and reduce environmental exposure on an offshore platform. The partnership will deliver autonomous robots for safe work in adverse land, sea, and downhole environments. 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. The fire at the Terra Nova FPSO comes 6 months after C-NLOPB found Suncor noncompliant with regulatory requirements and suspended operations.
The basic objective of this course is to introduce the overview and concept of production optimisation, using nodal analysis as a tool in production optimisation and enhancement. The participants are exposed to the analysis of various elements that help in production system starting from reservoir to surface processing facilities and their effect on the performance of the total production system. Depth conversion of time interpretations is a basic skill set for interpreters. There is no single methodology that is optimal for all cases. Next, appropriate depth methods will be presented. Depth imaging should be considered an integral component of interpretation. If the results derived from depth imaging are intended to mitigate risk, the interpreter must actively guide the process.
The new geothermal project development company will offer expertise in subsurface and drilling, project development, and risk mitigation. The oil and gas industry is increasingly characterized by complex connectivity, but our digital dependency brings a new realm of cyber risks. The complete paper discusses Equinor’s operation planning tool, developed to present planners with the technical conditions of a platform, identify potentially dangerous combinations of concurrent activities, and propose learnings from 8 years of incident recordings. Nearly everything’s on the table as companies aim to shore up portfolios by curtailing investments and dumping low-priority assets. New report offers guidelines for pressure pumpers of the future.
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, 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. Fit-for-purpose tactics likely will be of ever-increasing focus going forward. If it is not adding value, it should not be done. But “fit for purpose” encompasses a wide range of possibilities—leveraging new approaches as well as learning from old approaches and improving current approaches.
An AI-based application enabled operators to preempt ESP failures while optimizing production. Eni conducted a research project to explore the maturity of new technologies to enable economical development of deepwater prospects with tieback distances longer than 50 km and 150 km, respectively, for oil and gas fields. This paper identifies potentially significant hidden value of subsea multiphase boosting technology, or aspects of it that have not received adequate attention during the field-development decision-making process. The motto of the Olympic Games is “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” Latin for “faster, higher, stronger,” which emphasizes the concept of pushing the limits. As an engineer, that approach really speaks to me—and offshore installations, and especially offshore tiebacks, illustrate that concept very well.
With declining trends in production and dwindling reserves for a 35-year-old offshore field, the Samarang Redevelopment Project was initiated with a vision toward implementing integrated operations as an asset-management decision-support tool. This paper describes a case study in which four reservoir models were coupled with a production-network model, with the objectives of maximizing recovery factors, identifying operational problems, and evaluating water-production effects.