Issue: November 2019
A new SWD system, integrated with innovative oil-in-water monitoring technology, can maximize recovery rates and increase per-barrel profits.
Every barrel of Texas crude oil produced yields over 6.5 bbl of water with it. As oil production has risen, managing massive volumes of produced water is ever more challenging. A new Texas Alliance of Energy Producers white paper tackles the issue, to ensure that future energy development is not constrained by water issues.
There are principles presented in Art of the Deal that can be applied to the growth of the water midstream. The acquisition of Sabalo’s water infrastructure by HéO Midstream applies these principles.
Paraffin accumulation in cold temperatures can require costly intervention to recover lost tools used to clean out wax buildup. A new micro-dispersion technology offers a cost-effective solution for wax mitigation in temperatures down to –50°C.
In an ongoing effort to optimize shale development, the U.S. DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has installed seven play-specific field laboratories to evaluate formations and technologies to enhance efficiencies in shale procedures and production. Nine more field labs are scheduled for installation.
A newly developed outflow control device for steam injection was introduced successfully during a field trial for heavy oil production in Alberta, Canada.
Re-opening a platform design project previously mothballed during the oil and gas industry downturn presented flow metering challenges. DP provided the answers.
The unconventional revolution transformed the U.S. into the top hydrocarbon producer globally, fundamentally changing the global energy and political landscape. The production growth over the past decade contributes >$200 billion of incremental annual revenue to the U.S. economy.
Dancing on melting ice
A plug-and-perf completion system increases stages per day to cut time on location and lower well costs.
Improved disclosure of how type curves are created in shale basins will increase user understanding of the quality and reliability of these estimates, to make better-informed decisions.
Digital twin technology provides most of the information required for a complete integrity management program, greatly improving the ability to operate and maintain floating production systems.
Adding up China’s numbers
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!!
On overload and big brother
What to do with CO₂
South China Sea military tension escalates, risks to E&P heightened
Perseverance and legacy
Digital transformation holds the key to addressing global energy challenges
Between a rock and a hard place
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World of oil and gas
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