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...
Jesse Lee, SPE, Chemistry Technology Manager, SchlumbergerRevitalization of mature fields holds the promise of lengthening the economic life of an asset years into the future. It has been demonstrated that significant value can be found in extensively produced mature fields. The characteristics of successful projects typically begin with a coherent exploration and production strategy that integrates elements of technology, personnel, and process.
Otto Luiz Alcantara Santos, SPE, Coordinator, Well Control Training and Certification Program, PetrobrasThe importance of well integrity has been recognized by the oil industry for a long time, and great effort has been made to improve the design and operational procedures during the well design and construction processes and throughout the entire well life cycle. Despite these efforts, many well integrity related problems still occur.
Win Thornton, SPE, Vice President of Decommissioning, Global Projects Organization, BPIndustry is now beginning to see decommissioning projects occur, probably too quickly for the owner and not quickly enough for the expectant supply chain. Decommissioning, however, is not just an end-of-life phenomenon. Here are three key decommissioning touch points that can be influenced successfully before the end of an asset’s life.