Issue: August 2023

Special focus: Offshore operations

Simplifying testing on subsea umbilical installation campaigns

An automated cable monitoring system for testing subsea electrical assets is an efficient tool used in fault-finding and construction campaigns. It is fast and relatively simple to deploy, compared to downlines or platform-led testing. The technology delivers accurate data on the health of subsea assets.

Application of one trip remedial sand control system, offshore Indonesia

Increased sand production in existing wells remains a challenge that forces operators to perform corrective work. An intervention-based remedial sand control system can be installed through tubing and combine sand clean-out as part of the installation process. Once installed, the tool requires no further intervention and is easily retrievable.

A step-change in chemical injection

It is critical that chemical injection valves are reliable and have the flexibility to adapt to challenging downhole conditions. An innovative service provider is helping move the industry forward with the development and installation of the world's first API 19CI-qualified fall-through protection, non-return retrievable CIV. 

Optimizing water management with innovative cleaning techniques

A water management and risk prevention company provides a detailed overview of offshore water management and the impact its innovative cleaning techniques have in optimizing potable water operations and water supply.

Advancing casing drilling to deepwater: Rethinking top hole well construction

Riserless casing drilling technology in the deepwater top hole interval can provide effective mitigation and isolation of deepwater shallow hazards. This shift in deepwater well construction allows deepwater riserless casing setting depths, based on prevailing pore pressure and fracture gradients, as opposed to the established strategy of “top setting” shallow hazards.

Manifold destiny: A new blueprint for the energy Trilemma

A new line of standardized manifolds strives to optimize costs, minimize carbon emissions and maximize performance in subsea operations with some certainty, all the while balancing the three legs of the energy “Trilemma.”

Decommissioning contract activity remains steady, concentrated in Europe

Global offshore decommissioning work continues at pace, with a significant portion occurring on the UKCS. Meanwhile, technical advances related to decommissioning continue, as well.

Machine learning-assisted induced seismicity characterization of the Ellenburger formation, Midland basin

A hybrid geophysical method enables engineers to understand the relationship between saltwater injection in the Ellenburger formation of West Texas and associated earthquake activity. The innovative combination of technologies provides operators with a reliable earthquake probability map to guide planning of injection wells and schedules to avoid environmental issues.

Trade associations leading industry through collaboration, communication and advocacy

Understanding and fostering cohesion among stakeholders within the energy industry is a challenging but important endeavor, as the Energy Workforce and Technology Council celebrates 90 years of industry engagement.

Aramco’s EXPEC ARC pushes technical innovation and excellence

As the research arm of Aramco, Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC) has accomplished much in its 17-year history, rising to new heights of technological innovation and achievement. The future heralds even greater contributions to global energy technology.

Sustainability: A collaboration to protect the environment

MicroSeismic’s passive seismic imaging technologies have been combined with EverAware’s IoT monitoring and data analytics capabilities to provide industry with a turnkey solution addressing key surface and subsurface MRV requirements, as per EPA’s Rule 40.

Advanced LIMS: A crucial technology in the future of the oil and gas industry

The oil and gas industry is under mounting pressure to enhance productivity, efficiency and sustainability—all while reducing emissions. A laboratory information management system is helping oil and gas companies achieve this, while providing new opportunities to streamline productivity by enabling advanced digital solutions.

Moving upstream with digital technology in the oil and gas industry

Technology is transforming every area of the oil and gas industry. To maximize the myriad benefits of digital transformation, it’s essential that companies commit to modernizing legacy systems and integrating new technologies.

First oil

Data show state of U.S. oil production remains steady

What's new in production

Are the days of sand proppant numbered?

Oil and gas in the capitals

Norway's offshore: Moving on

Water management

Water ownership and other news

Executive viewpoint

Remanufacturing and the Circular Economy: Contributing to sustainability in the oil field

The last barrel

Digital collaboration

Industry at a glance

Benchmark crude prices surged in July, as global demand reached near record highs, boosted by strong summer air travel, increased oil use in power generation and higher Chinese petrochemical activity.
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