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This paper focuses on the preparation for, and implementation of, well-control training, while highlighting the integration of people skills into curricula and what advantages operators and drilling contractors have obtained. This paper presents the design considerations, methodology, and results of two deepwater MPC operations conducted to cement production casing strings within a target operating window of approximately three-tenths of a pound. This paper presents lessons learned regarding design, testing, and installation of a completely integrated managed-pressure-drilling (MPD) control system on a deepwater drilling rig. This work focuses on the development of specific methodologies to support managed-pressure-dilling (MPD) operations implemented on real-time diagnostic software. This paper describes challenges faced in a company’s first deepwater asset in Malaysia and the methods used to overcome these issues in the planning stage.
The types of advancements made in real-time drilling data acquisition and processing are now on the doorstep of the North American completions sector. Technology developers are banding together under the umbrella of “coopetition” in a bid to change the way producers fracture tight reservoirs. If you can see it, then maybe you can control it. This sums up the latest quest that the unconventional engineering community embarked upon to get a better understanding of proper well spacing and how fractures really interact. First developed as a proprietary system by a large Permian Basin operator, this hydraulic fracturing schedule exchange will be run by a data company and opened up to the entire North American shale sector.
Most of ConocoPhillips’ oil and gas production by the end of the next decade will come from its unconventional operations. But, for the near-term, the Houston independent will rely on conventional assets as it seeks to keep spending in check, decline rates low, and cash flow on the rise. Spain’s Repsol will assume 100% interest in and operatorship of the joint venture as Equinor leaves the 9-year partnership. Marathon Oil says its shale fields are producing more oil and gas with less hands-on work from company personnel thanks to a growing arsenal of digital technologies and workflows. The Eagle Ford Shale has reclaimed its standing as one of the most attractive US onshore liquids basins, and for good reason.
From the field, to the customer, through engineering, CAM, and manufacturing then back to the field, each drilling bit's life is unique. Underbalanced coiled tubing drilling has continually advanced since the first trials in the 1990s but remains a relatively niche drilling technology. With UBCTD projects set to start in many countries next year, this technology may be seeing a turning point. Considering most of the rigs deal with human-machine interface systems, the role of human factors is at the heart of any successful operation. Eye-tracking technology can be useful in real-time operation centers where ocular movement data can improve the professionals’ performance.
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. Now more than ever, safely managing the role of digitalization and the demand for decarbonization while efficiently balancing the books will be critical for companies to survive and thrive. What will the landscape of this industry look like when the dust of the current price crash settles? The business will realign, as it always does. This may bring big changes to the future of technology development.
Water flooding is by far the most Improved Oil Recovery (IOR) technique utilised by the vast majority of reservoirs around. Management of water both in the reservoir and on the surface is critical to improving reservoir sweep, production and recovery that in turn deliver the greatest value and performance. This symposium offers a unique opportunity for participants to promote knowledge sharing and technology transfer with the aim of delivering world-class performance in water flooding given its criticality as an IOR method. Join technical experts from major NOC, IOC and service providers share their recent experiences and provide solutions to on-going challenges in this field.
In 2 months, the US saw a 56% decline in rig count, reaching a 33-year low. When fracturing slowed last year in the Marcellus, companies holding produced water they did not need for fracturing paid other operators to take it. It provided a cheap source of fracturing water then, and in the future, water trading could reduce the high cost of shipping water. Antero Resources has built a huge plant to turn waste water into fresh water and salt for sale. The $275-million investment in West Virginia is the most tangible indication of how operators in the Marcellus are pushing water reuse.
In 2 months, the US saw a 56% decline in rig count, reaching a 33-year low. A marked change from a decade ago, Appalachia, the Permian, and the Haynesville now represent almost half of total US gas production, EIA reports. BP To Buy US Shale Assets From BHP for $10.5 Billion BP ends a year of speculation as to who will buy BHP Billiton’s much-coveted US unconventional business, transforming its Lower 48 portfolio in the process. Drilling and completion expenditure and activity is projected to show multiyear double-digit growth from 2018–2022 despite a flattening of rig count increases. After a drop in drilling activity in recent years, the Haynesville shale has become a hot area for natural gas production in the US, and companies are looking to bolster their positions in the area.
In 2 months, the US saw a 56% decline in rig count, reaching a 33-year low. The move to combine forces comes amid the fastest contraction in drilling activity the US shale sector has ever seen while Gyrodata will retain its international business. As studies point to increased emissions, ExxonMobil is stepping up efforts to detect and mitigate methane release. Is Depression-Era Production Regulation What OPEC Really Wants To See? The notion that the state of Texas could help oil producers by limiting production at a time when the market is glutted has a real history in Texas, but an iffy future.