Issue: November 2014
A 10-year production analysis suggests that the reuse of produced water in hydraulic fracturing results in better initial production, as well as longer-term equivalent output.
PART 1—Both Kinetic hydrate inhibitors (KHIs) and compatible corrosion inhibitors (CIs) are water-soluble and contain surface-active components. When used together, they tend to interfere with each other. Development of an effective KHI/CI package required comprehensive performance testing and extensive secondary properties evaluation.
North American rig fleets expand, and more rigs are put to work, while the global, offshore mobile fleet continues to make gains with new units.
Opportunities for subsea infrastructure growth continue, as the technology used to exploit deepwater resources improves, and the environments become more challenging.
The Arctic region presents great opportunities and major challenges, both technical and political
ION has been designing and manufacturing seismic instrumentation for Arctic applications for over a quarter-century.
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Well construction requirements are often demanding, and the application of new technologies to past engineering practices is proving successful in modernizing past stagnant designs, such as centralization.
A collaborative, focused effort helped to develop non-Hg-catalyzed, field joint insulation material that meets and exceeds expectations, based on previous Hg-content materials.
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