Luigi Saputelli, SPE, Petroleum EngineerThe questions addressed in this feature are: What does the petroleum industry need to do to catch up on the generational breach, and how will the oil industry enhance the current training schemes to serve business needs?
Gregory Kubala, SPE, Chemistry Métier Manager, Schlumberger Pressure Pumping and ChemistryTight reservoirs are still in the early stages of becoming a dominant source of energy and economic growth throughout the world for years to come. I recently read two distinctly different articles particularly relevant to tight reservoirs.
Mohammed Azeemuddin, SPE, Technical Team Lead, Geomechanics and Pore Pressure Prediction Group at Chevron Energy Technology CompanySand production is an unintended consequence of oil and gas production from unconsolidated and semi-consolidated reservoirs, causing damage to surface and subsurface well equipment and reducing the hydrocarbon productivity.
Mauricio Pestana Rebelo, SPE, Technical Services Manager, Petrobras America for the GulfThe oil industry is moving every day to new frontiers to find and produce oil. The development of new fields is bringing different challenges. Several of these new frontier projects require the use of new technologies, thus further challenging project teams.