January 2018 | Volume 70, Number 1
Water Demand Spurs Permian Infrastructure Investment
Rising oil production in the Permian Basin has created an opportunity for midstream companies to acquire and expand pipeline infrastructure to handle a predicted spike in produced water.
Can Additive Manufacturing Breathe New Life Into Aging Assets?
Additive layer manufacturing technology has gained prominence in the aerospace sector and is being used for the rapid production of prototype parts. Its credibility has quite literally “taken off” and is now used to build in-flight production components for aircraft.
Cyberattacks Pose Increasing Industry Threat
Cyberattacks are an increasing threat globally to businesses and organizations, very much including the oil and gas industry, with operating activity of all kinds exposed as well as information technology networks.
System Cuts P&A Cost by Creating Rock-to-Rock Barrier in One Trip
Archer’s Stronghold Barricade well decommissioning system leaves the casing in place, while perforating, washing, and cementing the annulus to create a cement barrier in a single trip.
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AIME Releases Report on Council of Excellence Innovation Efforts
The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) has released a report titled, “In Pursuit of Technological Innovation,” that outlines the goals and initial analysis of the AIME Council of Excellence.
Sakhalin-1 Extended-Reach Well Eclipses 15,000 m
Advancements in extended-reach drilling continue from the ExxonMobil-operated Sakhalin-1 project. The latest “super complex” horizontal well stretches 15,000 m, which partner Rosneft says is a “world record.”
Case Study: Drone Technology Inspection of UK North Sea Facility
Intel and Cyberhawk released a case study outlining the successful inspection of a gas terminal near the coast of Scotland using commercially available drone technology.
ConocoPhillips Brings Another North Slope Development on Production
ConocoPhillips is producing more oil from the North Slope as it advances development of the massive, historic region. The 1H NEWS viscous oil project is expected to flow 8,000 b/d at peak in 2018.
Total Boosts LNG Business With Purchase of Engie Assets
Total is making an LNG push by spending up to $2 billion for assets belonging to fellow French firm Engie.
Technical Director of Enhanced Oil Recovery, Schlumberger
EOR Performance and Modeling
Progress in chemical EOR, from polymer to alkaline/surfactant/polymer, has been significant. Not only are there new chemicals with improved recovery capabilities, but also the cost of the chemicals is being reduced continuously. All those factors led to more operators using chemical EOR.
Mature Fields and Well Revitalization
There is a growing awareness that maximizing field production involves not only having a clear understanding of subsurface intricacies but also ensuring that existing surface facilities are performing at their best to handle production in an environmentally safe manner.
Vice President of Decommissioning, Global Projects Organization, BP
Decommissioning and Abandonment
The supply chain is now actively working to develop low-cost solutions and is gaining valuable experience through recent projects (as documented in many recent SPE papers). Owners need to engage the supply chain early with the relevant asset data for planning and execution of decommissioning.
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