As the industry significantly increases the number of work fronts in both the established and the new deepwater frontiers, ever-more-innovative approaches are being developed to address the challenges faced
In the next 20 years, there will be a large increase in global natural-gas demand, with an average growth rate of more than 1.8% per year. The top two leading countries in rising gas demand are China (7% per year) and India (4.7% per year).
High-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) challenges are being addressed in a variety of locations around the world. These include the very challenging HP/HT wells in Malaysia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, the South China Sea, the US Gulf Coast (both onshore and in shallow water), and the US deep water.
In the past decade, there has been a great deal of research and progress in the development of computational methods to assist reservoir engineers in the arduous task of history matching their models.