John Misselbrook, SPE, Senior Advisor, Baker HughesIn the two previous JPT coiled-tubing features, I commented on the remarkable growth the coiled-tubing industry has seen in North America, resulting largely from the shale revolution. This growth attracted numerous new players into the industry, in addition to the capacity additions made by the existing service providers.
Gerald R. Coulter, SPE, Consulting Petroleum Engineer and President, Coulter Energy InternationalThis past spring, I had the opportunity to review more than 100 SPE paper abstracts as well as numerous full papers from those abstracts. To SPE’s credit, these abstracts all represent high-quality papers, making it difficult to select those to be highlighted for this feature.
Casey McDonough, SPE, Drilling Engineer, Chesapeake OperatingWhen the first pipelines moved crude from wellhead to market in the early 1870s, it was difficult to balance the product in the line to the storage tanks at each end. If the receiving station was not ready for the crude, the sending station risked pumping too much product and might have overfilled the receiving station’s tanks.
Luciane Bonet-Cunha, SPE, Reservoir Engineering Manager, Petrobras AmericaEnhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations are designed to follow deterministic and detailed procedures, with planned actions for the people executing them and expected reactions from the system (reservoir) to which operations are being applied. However, a number of hurdles need to be overcome to reach a successful action/reaction, problem-free status in EOR operations.