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US sanctions appear to have prompted a change in ownership. It is unclear how the new arrangement will impact Venezuela’s diminishing ability to export crude oil. Take a quick look at some of the data points shaping upstream headlines and the movement of oil supplies around the world. A fluid technology has been developed to deposit a thin, impermeable barrier over the pores and microfractures of weak, underpressured, and otherwise troublesome formations to maintain wellbore stability and reduce formation damage.
US sanctions appear to have prompted a change in ownership. It is unclear how the new arrangement will impact Venezuela’s diminishing ability to export crude oil. The recent production freefall could accelerate even further as US sanctions-related deadlines pass, the US Energy Information Administration said. Take a quick look at some of the data points shaping upstream headlines and the movement of oil supplies around the world. A fluid technology has been developed to deposit a thin, impermeable barrier over the pores and microfractures of weak, underpressured, and otherwise troublesome formations to maintain wellbore stability and reduce formation damage.
Data-driven, or top-down, modeling uses machine learning and data mining to develop reservoir models based on measurements, rather than solutions of governing equations. Seminole Services’ Powerscrew Liner System is a new expandable-liner hanger that is set with torsional energy from the topdrive. Stuck pipe has traditionally been a challenge for the oil and gas industry; in recent years, operators have become even more determined to reduce the effect of stuck-pipe issues. The primary purpose of this study is to develop a method that overcomes the restrictions of rock-mechanics tests with respect to unconventional shale formations. The Earth is complex in all directions, and hydrocarbon traps require closure—whether structural or stratigraphic or both—in three dimensions.
This course is an introduction to well integrity, its history, its barriers and how to apply it to wells using guidelines, standards and regulations. Following the material selection process, it goes into well construction, completion concepts and Christmas trees. Several concepts will be introduced including well operating envelope description, well handover and operate phase, well problems, change management, case studies and well abandonment. The practical course looks at a wide range of well issues and is based on the instructor's global experience. Attendees will be able to understand well problems, understand the value of data in the diagnosis and solution process, use a range of tools and techniques that will provide support for risk assessments and solutions, and deal with problems in a cost effective way.
Over the course, attendees will have the opportunity to participate and understand the important role they play in the well life cycle and how early interaction and collaboration impacts operations, economics, risk, safety and ultimately abandonment. Delegates will leave with a better understanding of how important sharing information about a well's construction and operation can be, and how critical it is to document how the well operates and particularly any characteristics that are shown when the well is operating out of character. Introduction to well integrity Guidelines and standards Lets' construct a well Annular pressure management Attendees do not require any tools for this course but a basic understanding of how a well is constructed and then operates as a producer or injector is very beneficial. This highly visual and interactive training welcomes delegate participation and questions. Delegates will leave with a better understanding of how important sharing information about a wells construction and operation can be, and how critical it is to document how the well operates and particularly any characteristics that are shown when the well is operating out of character.
Petroleum geomechanics is defined as the interaction between the evolving earth stresses and the overburden and reservoir rock mechanical properties. A comprehensive understanding of rock mechanical behaviour is key to successful field appraisal and development. For example, 70% of the world's oil and gas reserves are contained in reservoirs where rock failure and sand production will become a problem at some point. Wellbore stability issues have been estimated to cost the industry USD 8 billion annually. A reliable and robust predictive geomechanical model - whether 1D or 3D - requires a variety of data from different sources.
The course addresses the holistic sand management strategy implementation from geomechanics perspectives, through evaluation and implementation of appropriate solutions for minimisation of well costs and maximisation of reservoir productivity. It will look at the inter-relationships between geomechanics and operations, application of geomechanics in relation to sand production and completions, and show how geomechanics can be best applied to provide maximum value in sand management and life-of-well and field operations. The course comprehensively covers geomechanics and operational-related sand production mechanisms, laboratory simulations of sand production to provide measurement data for model calibration and validation, state-of-the-art analytical and 4-D numerical sanding predictive methodologies for life-of-well and field including scale effect, rock strength properties reduction associated with water-cut and estimation of cumulative sand volume and rate of sand production, and optimal mitigation and management of sand production taking into consideration the feasibility of deferment or elimination of sand control installation. The course is illustrated with field examples. Application of geomechanics in relation to sand production and completions in order to provide maximum value in sand management and life-of-well and field operations.
Geomechanics for Conventional and Unconventional Resources Disciplines: Completions, Drilling, Production and Operations, Reservoir Course Description Geomechanics is playing an increasingly important role in developing conventional and unconventional resources (Coal Seam Gas and Shale Gas). This course will help you understand the fundamentals of geomechanics and its applications to conventional and unconventional reservoirs (CSG and Shale Gas) which will enable better field development decisions. You will learn the essential data required to construct a 1D MEM (1 Dimensional Mechanical Earth Model), Rock Testing planning for a geomechanics study, calibration of the model and application to drilling, sanding and hydraulic fracturing in conventional and unconventional reservoirs. You will also learn about data requirement and workflow for constructing a 3D MEM and its applications with case studies. Daily Activities Agenda (pdf) Learning Level Course Length Why Attend This one day short course is intended to cover the fundamentals of geomechanics and its applications in conventional and unconventional resources (Coal Seam Gas and Shale Gas).
The course presents the fundamentals of hydraulic fracturing, along with addressing the general process, the "terminology," and many of the "real-world" problems - in a concise format. The overall emphasis of the day is how hydraulic fracturing fits-in with, is impacted by, or impacts geologic concerns, reservoir engineering, and operations. The day will provide a general familiarity with fundamentals of the complete hydraulic fracturing process. That is - why it works (or doesn't), where is it applicable, and what might be considered in order to "do better." Introduction – What is fracturing?