BOP Monitoring Seeks To Reduce Downtime, Increase Insight
All three major BOP makers, as well as some other companies, have introduced BOP monitoring systems that seek to provide new insight into how these massive subsea machines work—and perhaps more important, why they sometimes do not.
Saudi Arabia Boosts Pipeline Capacity to Avoid Hormuz Strait
Saudi Arabia has increased the capacity of its east-west pipeline in an attempt to avoid the Strait of Hormuz and ensure the free flow of oil to international markets.
Saudi Aramco Aims to Slash Costs
Saudi Aramco is working on slashing the production cost of tight formations to around $2 to $3 per thousand cubic feet in the next couple of years.
Refracturing Success Demands a Better Understanding of Failures
Refracturing older unconventional wells is likely to reward those willing to seriously investigate the reasons behind production declines and what can be done to restore them.
Extreme Deepwater Wells Push Drillers Toward Managed-Pressure Methods
Dual-gradient drilling could start being used with some regularity, with multiple-well campaigns possible as early as next year.
High-Pressure BOP Equipment Becoming a Reality
The offshore industry has taken another step toward opening up new deepwater frontiers to exploration, with the first order for a 20,000 psi blowout preventer (BOP).
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