Issue: April 2007
Record directional runs were made through difficult Wilcox sections, thanks to multiple changes made in bit design and BHA configuration.
Pemex saved 40 days and $5 million, drilling its largest inclination ever with DWL.
Panel discussion with F. Richard Frisbie, Dr. Stephen A. Holditch, Douglas C. Nester and Jon Glesinger
Capturing over 75% of floating rigs, RSS is now standard practice for deepwater GOM wells.
Growing demand may push the solution of remaining technical obstacles to offshore liquefaction.
Chevron used the generator offshore Cabinda and had no problems with wet, corrosive gas.
A unique hub-and-spoke project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico will allow five independent exploration companies to develop multiple discoveries that might not be economic on their own.
In addition to expanding the exhibition to Reliant Stadium, several new features have been instituted.
Inadequate investment over a prolonged period will make timing of a peak prediction moot.
Norwegian wells have been helped by the application of new technology to an old technique.
RMOTC simulates the sea floor to test a hydraulic pumping system.
Part 2: A general troubleshooting methodology is derived from experience gained on an FPSO.
ExxonMobil's chairman gives his views on US energy security, the role of international markets and the need for more engineering and scientific education.
Use of chemical paint on tracer material highlights areas of inflow along the wellbore.
Part 1—The newest developments are profiled in five categories.
Detailed seis-strat interpretation helps engineers solve perplexing exploitation problems.
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Based in Calgary and endorsed/supported by six major trade associations, Enform provides training and certification to E&P workers throughout Canada.
Operators now have options, especially in deep water, for ROVs, AUVs and hybrids, whether for survey, inspection or intervention.
Interview with Sophie Galey-Leruste
Moving slug catchers to the seabed frees floating-facility space and weight, creating more topside processing options
Acoustic diagnostic technology has been used for condition monitoring and leak detection in steadily more advanced offshore projects.
Interview with Odd Roger Enoksen
A pump-out tool developed to eliminate the need to repeatedly connect the top drive to, and detach it from, the drillstring is yielding significant efficiency gains.
A niche supplier focuses on field-testing and proving workover control systems in the North Sea and other regions.
The dean of collegiate petroleum engineering department heads in the US speaks his mind on the personnel issues facing the upstream industry, and offers timely advice and solutions.
Results of the SPE and AAPG salary surveys show significant increases.
Interview with S. A. W. (Wim) Janse
High velocities make a unique separator and dewpointer.
Substantial potential exists for improved oil recovery and CO2 sequestration using existing offshore facilities.
The hydraulically expanded design was successfully set in a challenging directional CWD well in the North Sea.
Interview with Lord Truscott
Industry’s move to deeper field development creates new demand for acoustic controls.
Several new gizmos improve offshore work
Statoil plus Hydro equals Norwegian mega-merger
Barnett Shale wells are not always profitable
Subsea processing progresses slowly
Acquisitions, mergers, ventures and other company news
February world oil supply fell 65,000 bpd, despite higher output from the UK, Canada, Kazakhstan, Brazil, Angola and Iraq.
New product and service offerings from company press releases.
Personnel changes and promotions in the petroleum industry