Featured this monthCutting the Cables on WirelessThe days when seismic surveys require long, orange cables snaking across the landscape may be numbered as battery-powered solo units offer an alternative in extreme environments.
Exploring Deep Earth and Deep Space: What Role Does the Petroleum Industry Play? Researchers investigating deep Earth and deep space yield insight into a possible vast hydrocarbon presence. How does this affect the ongoing quest to keep the commercial flow of oil and gas going deep into the future?
Extracting Profits From Abu Dhabi’s Sour Gas An increase in local gas consumption in the United Arab Emirates has compelled the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company to step up the development of its sour gas fields, one of the most challenging types of fields for oil companies.
Young Technology Showcase Silixa’s intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor (iDAS) offers a solution for permanent and continuous downhole monitoring and reservoir monitoring by overcoming the cost and technology challenges encountered with traditional sensor placement.
Guest Editorial Roland Moreau of ExxonMobil Upstream Research discusses how Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility is becoming a more prominent factor in our industry.
Talent & Technology Employees place great emphasis on training and development opportunities when choosing employers, and lack of training and skills development could hamper the oil and gas industry’s short-term potential for production growth.
Challenges, Opportunities Abound for Artificial Lift Artificial lift is one of the most widely used oil and gas production technologies, and its use is likely to expand with the industry’s push into unconventional resources and deepwater projects.
Q&A – Ali Vezvaei, Siemens Middle East Vezvaei, executive vice president and general manager of Division Oil and Gas at Siemens Middle East, talks about the company’s involvement in the Habshan-Fujairah crude pipeline project in the United Arab Emirates.
Effect of Cemented Natural Fractures on Hydraulic-Fracture Propagation Microseismic data and coring studies suggest that hydraulic fractures interact heavily with natural fractures, creating complex fracture networks in naturally fractured reservoirs such as the Barnett shale, Eagle Ford shale, and Marcellus shale. Because direct observations of subsurface hydraulic-fracture geometries are incomplete or nonexistent, properly scaled experimental research and computer modeling based on realistic assumptions […]
Distributed-Temperature-Sensing Method Detects Wax and Optimizes Treatment Distributed temperature sensing (DTS) has been commercially available for more than a decade; however, only recently has it been used in the oil industry. Interpretation of the data has been difficult, and, therefore, its value has been questioned. The author presents an original technique of monitoring wax buildup through the use of the DTS data. […]