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A new open innovation studio aims to use crowdsourcing to redefine the future of oil and gas exploration. To provide condition monitoring and combat fouling, the robot clings and moves along the hull walls. It is controlled via a 4G connection to clean and inspect the walls in line with individual vessel schedules developed through a proprietary algorithm and big data. The maritime technology company successfully completed a remote deadweight audit for a semisubmersible oil and gas drilling rig. Believed to be the first of its kind, the remote survey was developed in response to travel and social-distancing restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The seismic sensors will be dropped by six autonomous aerial drones and later be retrieved by an unmanned ground vehicle instead of conventional manual deployment and recovery by ground-based teams. AUVs aren’t limited to inspections and pipeline surveys. Deployment of a flotilla of AUVs to work on a project, and the communication among them, may someday lead to a subsea Internet of Things. The Hail 3D transition-zone seismic survey carried out by ADNOC is located in a UNESCO world-biosphere reserve. Effective environmental and ecological management throughout the project was attained through working procedures and monitoring programs.
Learn more about training courses being offered. Learn more about training courses being offered. This course covers the fundamental principles concerning how hydraulic fracturing treatments can be used to stimulate oil and gas wells. It includes discussions on how to select wells for stimulation, what controls fracture propagation, fracture width, etc., how to develop data sets, and how to calculate fracture dimensions. The course also covers information concerning fracturing fluids, propping agents, and how to design and pump successful fracturing treatments. Learn more about training courses being offered. Current and future SPE Section and Student Chapter leaders are invited to engage and share. Every attendee leaves energised with a full list of ideas and a support network of fellow leaders. Those sections and student chapters actively participating in this workshop have consistently been recognized with awards as the best in SPE. SPE Cares is a global volunteering drive aimed at promoting, supporting and participating in community services at the SPE section and student chapter’s level. On its official launch this year at ATCE Dubai, SPE Cares will conduct a “Give a Ghaf” Tree Planting Programme to help preserve Ghaf’s cultural and ecological heritage. The Ghaf tree is an indigenous species, specific to UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia. It is a drought tolerant, evergreen tree that can survive a harsh desert environment. The initiative not only aims to hold events/activities at ATCE, but also recognise community service that SPE members are already conducting in their respective student chapters and professional sections. The KEY Club, open daily, is an exclusive lounge for key SPE members. The lounge is open to those with 25 years or more of continuous membership, Century Club members, current and former SPE Board officers and directors, Honorary and Distinguished Members, as well as this year’s SPE International Award Winners and Distinguished Lecturers. DSATS (SPE’s Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section) will hold a half-day symposium featuring keynote presentations on urban automation. This symposium will explore technologies being used in developing smart cities through the automation of their infrastructure, transportation systems, energy distribution, water systems, street lighting, refuse collection, etc. These efforts rely on many of the same tools needed for drilling systems automation yielding increased efficiencies, lower maintenance and reduced emissions. Their knowledge and experience can guide the path being travelled by the oilfield drilling industry.
The authors detail the development of a technique based on surface-to-borehole controlled-source electromagnetics (CSEM), which exploits the large contrast in resistivity between injected water and oil to derive 3D resistivity distributions, proportional to saturations, in the reservoir. The Earth is complex in all directions, and hydrocarbon traps require closure—whether structural or stratigraphic or both—in three dimensions. The Risha concession, in the desert of eastern Jordan (bordering Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia) contains the partially developed Risha gas field.
The XamXung field offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, is a 47-year brownfield with thin remaining oil rims that have made field management challenging. The dynamic oil-rim movement has been a key subsurface uncertainty, particularly with the commencing of a redevelopment project. 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.
The complete paper describes the potential global scientific value of video and other data collected by ROVs. The feasibility test conducted offshore Abu Dhabi demonstrated the successful and safe deployment, seismic-data acquisition, and retrieval capabilities of the AMV and 3D sensor array. Operators for remotely operated vehicles will be getting more remote in the future as land-based control begins to become a reality.
The XamXung field offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, is a 47-year brownfield with thin remaining oil rims that have made field management challenging. The dynamic oil-rim movement has been a key subsurface uncertainty, particularly with the commencing of a redevelopment project. Energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie estimates the find holds some 2 Tcf of gas, making it this year’s seventh-largest discovery worldwide. The state-owned firm is looking within its home country, around Southeast Asia, and to the Americas—including shale—in an effort to maintain its forecast average yearly production of 1.7 million BOE/D over the next 5 years. Malaysia’s Petronas, Shell Malaysia, and Thailand’s PTTEP are now in the midst of full-scale digital adoption.
Whether in a low commodity price environment or not, every technology needs to be evaluated in light of how much value it potentially adds. The application of geomechanics – analyses, modeling and monitoring – likewise needs to pass a value proposition review. In this session, consideration of the value of geomechanics in drilling and completions operations is addressed. Further, successful justifications of geomechanics efforts are also reviewed and discussed. In the field of Geomechanics people often refer to the Global Stress Map, which can be used to provide a very good analysis of tectonic related stress direction and provide an idea of relative or expected stress magnitudes.
Africa (Sub-Sahara) A discovery was made at the Ogo-1 well offshore Nigeria. The well reached a total depth of 3206 m and encountered a gross hydrocarbon section of 524 ft with 216 ft of net stacked pay. Optimum Petroleum Development (60%) is the operator in partnership with Afren (22.86%) and Lekoil (17.14%). Asia Pacific Production has begun on the offshore Wenchang 8-3E oil field in China. The field is located in the western Pearl River Mouth basin in China and has an average water depth of approximately 110 m to 120 m. China National Offshore Oil Corporation is the operator with a 100% interest. The Tayum-1 exploration well encountered approximately 49 vertical ft of net gas pay from multiple sandstone intervals within the Miocene and Pliocene section.