Featured this monthMaking Unconventional Resources Less SoSPE’s technology directors offer their thoughts on the challenges of making unconventional resource plays a more conventional part of the oil and gas business.
Young Technology Showcase The Containment of Undersea Blowout Events system, or CUBE, can be applied where a conventional capping stack cannot.
Natural Gas: A Rich Resource for Technological Challenges Though natural gas production has been around for a long time, Shell’s Chief Technology Officer Gerald Schotman sees many areas where the E&P technology is young, with plenty of room for improvement.
Artificial Intelligence Comes of Age in Oil and Gas Once the stuff of science fiction, artificial intelligence has become ubiquitous in daily life, and the modern oil and gas industry is no exception.
Sustainable Energy Growth Tops Middle East Conference Agenda This year’s theme at the largest oil and gas conference in the Middle East and North Africa was Sustainable Energy Growth: People, Responsibility, and Innovation.
Talent & Technology Well-designed mentoring programs enable organizations to align and seamlessly integrate training, coaching, and mentoring initiatives into holistic, personalized offerings.
Drilling Conference Is Keen on Deepwater and Onshore Unconventional Activities Arctic and ultradeepwater exploration, complex onshore unconventional projects, and heightened industry activity are among the topics of focus at the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Charles Frederic Rand and Robert Earll McConnell: The Men Behind the Awards Learn about these prestigious annual awards—and the men behind them.
Guest Editorial In our changing world, corporations find themselves continually adapting to new trends and technologies and often reinventing themselves to remain relevant.
EOR Performance and Modeling
Baojun Bai, SPE, Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Missouri University of Science and TechnologyEnhanced oil recovery (EOR) targets the approximately two-thirds of oil remaining in reservoirs after conventional recovery methods have been exhausted. More than 350 EOR papers were published from October 2011 to September 2012 because two major EOR meetings were held in Tulsa and Oman and a few international meetings had EOR sections as a primary topic...
Progress and Effects of ASP Flooding Alkali/surfactant/polymer (ASP) flooding is one of the main chemical-enhanced-oil-recovery techniques for increasing crude-oil recovery used by PetroChina. Field tests have been performed in China since 1994, including six pilot tests in sandstone and in conglomerate reservoirs and three industrial tests. Incremental oil recoveries of those tests were greater than 19–20%. Three factors were found to […]