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Some well-testing operations are executed by performing multiple runs in hole using slickline and coiled tubing (CT). A technology has been developed that combines many of these operations, including contingency stimulation activities, into one run. A project spearheaded by ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron, and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been established to advance separation technology through improved testing methods and collaboration between users and suppliers. The simplest way to measure return on investment for an offshore water treatment system is to determine whether using the system actually reduces the risk of paying a fine for violating water pollution laws.
Hydrocarbon processing and treating systems often require large and elaborate surface facilities. When operating in challenging locations, such as deep water or the Arctic, these systems can be expensive. The data collected via monitoring and metering applications are increasingly viewed as central to assessing production performance and in decision making to optimize field development and operations. The Constitution spar in the Gulf of Mexico has an original nameplate separation capacity of 70,000 BOPD and 200 MMscf/D of gas. Production potential from future developments is expected to exceed this limit.
Phase 1 is expected to be operational in 2024. In this paper, the authors introduce a new technology installed permanently on the well completion and addressed to real-time reservoir fluid mapping through time-lapse electromagnetic tomography during production or injection. Hydrocarbon processing and treating systems often require large and elaborate surface facilities. This paper bridges the gap between operational petrophysicists and FTS specialists, introducing an automated work flow by which petrophysicists can conduct FTS jobs. Wearable computers are turning heads in the oil and gas industry and appear to be on a trajectory for widespread adoption.
The investment group Wilks Brothers, now owners of Carbo Ceramics, has sought stakes in other OFS companies this year. The contraction of the shale sector and its operations such as drilling and completions due to COVID-19 and the drop in oil price has sifted down to the frac sand suppliers. A recovery in the energy industry is key to the oilfield water sector in the Permian. But the industry must address issues such as further research, regulatory changes, and technology. Sourcing water, flowback water services threatened as D&Cs decline.
Looking to market your technology? Engage partners, pursue all paths, and learn to catch smaller fish. From the highest courts of the US judicial branch to the C-suite, contests involving patents have recently come to the fore in the innovation hungry US oilfield services industry, even as filings and litigation have declined in recent years. Seeking out, experimenting with, and ultimately embracing technologies from other industries have proven crucial to innovating at oilfield service firms such as Halliburton, which has tried everything from dog food to submarine tech to improve its work downhole. R&D may be the key to the survival of companies as the new economics of the industry take hold.
The ubiquitous nature of separations in facilities led to the development of the Separations Technology Technical Section (STTS) in 2011. In it's 3rd year, more activities are planned. Should you be a member? Separations technology-related content has been expanded and made available to SPE members through the efforts of the Separations Technology Technical Section. ATCE included expanded content for project, facilities and construction professionals.
The main drivers for sizing gas scrubbers have been performance requirements, process conditions, and project specifications. An underperforming scrubber that was suffering from too much oil carry-over is described along with options for debottlenecking and improving performance. Learn how different inlet designs affect fluid dynamics and ultimately scrubber performance. "Gas Scrubber Design and Validation for Robust Separation Duty" is the title of a special session planned by the Separations Technology Technical Section. The SPE Separations Technology Technical Section (STTS) continues its study of gas scrubbing technology with a special session at the 2015 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition on 28–30 September in Houston.
The LNG A-Box containment system is designed for LNG carriers to serve smaller terminals, where larger ships are not feasible. US crude exports to China have decreased from peak levels in May and June, but Vortexa said there may be unique opportunities looking forward. Designed to be a “living” map, it focuses on the largest fixed infrastructure for crude oil and refined products such as trunk pipelines, refineries, and storage facilities. 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. The planned JV is for one of three LNG terminals GCL is planning to build in China.