Seismicity reviews are conducted by the Underground Injection Control Department for injection/disposal well permits in areas susceptible to earthquakes and in certain geologic zones.
Export prices for OCTG from China appear to be softening as the Covid lockdown in Shanghai begins to ease but cases in Beijing are now on the rise.
Polymer flooding actually dates back to the 1970s and 1980s, but it is enjoying a resurgence of usage, thanks to more recent results in projects.
Smart tracers to map injection flow, promote inter-well communication as prelude to full-field development.
Efficiency gains are required to enhance completion performance, to promote maximum hydrocarbon recovery. New pressure pumping advances are helping service companies to be more competitive while improving profits for operators.
Exploring annular phase separation phenomena to optimize AICD completion design, to control unwanted effluents
AICDs are the next generation of inflow control technology that autonomously provides a more uniform inflow profile and enhanced production. The FloSure AICD increases oil output over field life and has been deployed successfully in light and heavy oil wells to overcome water or gas breakthrough.
A domain-centric approach when applying AI technologies is being used to solve issues in challenging wells.
Existing but previously unused data obtained during the drilling process can now be used to enhance completion design. The author outlines the available data and discusses how it can be incorporated into the completion design process and ultimately provide economic benefits to an operator.
New system builds on proven technology for reservoir management to smaller platforms and satellite wells
A new slickline-deployed, memory-based, cased-hole evaluation system delivers the same quality data used to identify bypassed reserves as conventional wireline but without the higher costs and logistical burdens.
To drill more wells, they need steel tubes to line the inside of the holes and get the crude out. Those pipes have become more expensive and scarce.
As fracturing intensities continue to push component capabilities, a system-level approach is required to further enhance operational efficiencies. An innovative completion technology ecosystem has delivered OPEX savings and QHSE improvement through system integration, automation and digital control capabilities.
Increased industry demand for lower emissions, improved operational efficiency and reliability, and competitive capital cost structure, all call for innovative thinking in hydraulic equipment design and engineering. Direct-drive turbine technology has been proven to take up the challenges.
Oil and gas drilling is big business once again, if the leap in demand for services from Baker Hughes Co., the world’s No. 2 oilfield contractor, is any gauge.
Schlumberger is gearing up for growth around the world as the No. 1 oilfield contractor expects recovering economies to ignite several years of crude-demand expansion.
Titan Division of Hunting Energy Services announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Nammo Defense Systems Inc. for the manufacture of time delay fuses for Hunting’s perforating applications.
NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc. shares soared more than 20% after the frac provider disclosed higher-than-expected quarterly sales, signaling an acceleration in U.S. shale drilling.