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Citing impacts from COVID-19, Noble Corp. is entering into a prearranged agreement with its bondholders that will give it a fresh start with a new line of credit. Canadian Oil Sands Output Cut 1 Million B/D: What Could Go Wrong? Oil sands producers predicted they could reduce production by 300,000 B/D by turning down steam injection. This will test methods to reduce, rather than stop, injection to avoid the damage caused by rapid cooling in some wells. While it remains today only an idea, there are but a few barriers keeping an unmanned floater from being realized, according to one of the world’s leading offshore engineering firms.
The number of offshore facilities employing waterflooding with desalination continues to grow. Currently, more than 50 sulfate removal units are in operation offshore with a total capacity of approximately 8 million BWPD. Produced water has typically been viewed as a waste product to be disposed. A recent webinar explored ways that this waste can be turned into value through treatment and reuse. Available options vary with the quality of the produced water.
GAO believes BOEM often undervalues its tracts offered to operators in offshore lease sales. Australia’s BHP Billiton and the recently acquired Anadarko Petroleum submitted the largest dollar totals of high bids in US Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 253. The green light comes 4 years after the privately-held firm filed its development and production plan. Liberty Island would consist of gravel, stretch 9 acres, and sit just a few miles offshore.
Four recent deepwater offshore discoveries show exploration is not dead, it is just concentrated offshore. Appomattox begins production below cost and ahead of schedule in another optimistic sign of the offshore sector’s rebound. Could 2019 be a bumper year for offshore energy development? We hear the term “social license” a lot. We have created a new term that people can hide behind and debate endlessly.
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The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a COVID-19 control and prevention guidance for oil and gas industry workers and employers. The drop in energy use caused by the coronavirus pandemic is not enough by itself to meet Paris climate ambitions, says DNV GL. The two companies have teamed up to provide COVID-19 testing for oil and gas companies that want to test their employees at headquarters and remote rig locations across the country. Can safety professionals leverage the spotlight on the profession to push correction and compliance? Indonesia is home to numerous oil and gas fields, and upstream oil and gas activities are integral to the country's economic growth.
A lot about the blowout preventers used for offshore drilling has changed since Macondo in 2010, but the essentials remain. This evolution serves as a case study on why some oilfield technology is hard to change. The best way to know how drilling affects drill bits is to visualize the bits. A device that creates high-resolution images for precise measurements is one of three technologies being featured in a JPT series on drilling measurement innovations. A comeback in offshore and international exploration and production is making up for the North American slowdown, but it is a difficult transition.
In this study, a pilot plant with a capacity of 50 m3/d was used to conduct flotation, filtration, and adsorption trials for produced-water treatment at a crude-oil gathering facility. The number of offshore facilities employing waterflooding with desalination continues to grow. Currently, more than 50 sulfate removal units are in operation offshore with a total capacity of approximately 8 million BWPD.
Oil and gas extraction using water has opened up new hydrocarbon resources. However they can produce four times more salty water byproduct than oil. Desalination in shale gas and polymer-flood EOR remain niche markets for lowering cost and improving production. Smart waterflooding by tuning injection-water salinity and ionic composition has gained attention in recent years. In this study, desalination technologies are reviewed with the objective to develop potential water-treatment solutions that can most efficiently alter injection-water chemistry.
"Smart water" is needed for effective waterflooding in carbonate reservoirs. A novel water-ionic technology, comprising nanofiltration and reverse-osmosis membrane-based processes, was identified for optimization in this study. The number of offshore facilities employing waterflooding with desalination continues to grow. Currently, more than 50 sulfate removal units are in operation offshore with a total capacity of approximately 8 million BWPD. How Does Low-Sal Water Work?