June 2016 | Volume 68, Number 6
EOR-For-Shale Ideas to Boost Output Gain Traction
The low recovery rates observed in most shale reservoirs has prompted a number of research projects to develop new enhanced oil recovery methods.
Norway Faces Up to Harsh Conditions
The need to economically invest in offshore exploration and production has inspired a wide range of innovations in Norway to drastically reduce costs, which can lead to changes in offshore operations around the world.
Subsea Price War Demands Cost-Saving Innovations
Anyone selling something new for offshore exploration and production has to be able to answer a simple question from customers, “How can we save some money?” For Norwegian oil companies, change is coming in many forms: steel, sensors, software, and standards.
Really Remotely Controlled Underwater Vehicles
Operators for remotely operated vehicles will be getting more remote in the future as land-based control begins to become a reality.
OTC Asia Sessions Discuss Region’s Role in Price Downturn, Recovery
Representatives from various national oil companies, multinational operators, service companies, and fabricators discuss the roles individual countries in the Asia Pacific region will play in the global oil market and the overall development of the region.
Re-Emergent Iran Brings Large Potential
With Iran re-entering the global oil market, this article looks at the state of Iran's oil industry, the condition of its fields, its use of technology, and its present and future production potential.
Inertial Navigation System
20 May 2016
iXBlue has introduced ROVINS NANO, an inertial navigation system designed for remotely-operated-vehi ...
Hydraulic-Instrumentation Product Line
13 May 2016
NOV has announced the commercial release of two additions to the MD Totco hydraulic-instrumentation ...
10 May 2016
Baker Hughes introduced its FieldPulse model-based, predictive analytics software, which enables ope ...
15 May 2016
Rex Alford, Houston, Texas, USA John F. Armstrong, Houston, Texas, USA Hugh J. Ayres, Duncan, Oklaho.......Read More
14 May 2016
Dave Wallis, SPE, retired from OFS Portal as director for eastern hemisphere. As a part of OFS Porta.......Read More
13 May 2016
Christophe Raimbault, SPE, was appointed vice president, sales and marketing, at Rowan Companies. Be.......Read More
12 May 2016
Harsh Sahani, SPE, was inducted into DiscoverE’s 2016 class of New Faces of Engineering College Edit.......Read More
11 May 2016
Toby Deen, SPE, has been inducted into DiscoverE’s 2016 class of New Faces of Engineering. He is an .......Read More
10 May 2016
A. Paul Baclawski, SPE, John H. Graham Jr., SPE, John F. Templin II, Steve T. Whitaker, and Dean R. .......Read More
A New EOR Concept From Shell To Enhance Waterflooding
Part of what makes DME an intriguing EOR technology is that it is soluble in both water and oil—with a preference for the latter. Shell’s plan is to add DME to the waterflooding stream to reach a concentration of about 16%, the upper limit of its dissolvability.
New Nanodevice Designed To Simplify Produced Water Treatment
A new techhnology aimed at treating produced water at the wellsite to near-drinking-water quality.
Wireline Method Offers Faster, Cheaper Plugging for Deepwater Wells
A new method for accessing and cementing hard-to-reach spaces around complex offshore wells.
Self-Adjusting PDC Bit Under Development
Baker Hughes is developing a drill bit capable of auto-adjusting its depth-of-cut feature to handle dynamic drilling conditions.
Online Digital Rock Portal Launches
In an effort to foster collaboration in an area where there is currently very little, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) created a new web-based application for storing and sharing CT images of rocks.
Isn’t It Time for Our Own Spielbergian “Idea Summit”?
Industry's finest minds are expected to come together for an idea summit during the upcoming SPE Intelligent Energy International Conference and Exhibition in Aberdeen.
EOR Deployment Lead, Shell
Since 2006, production from gas injection has outstripped that from thermal, and is continuing to grow. Even though industry conditions remain tough, EOR is expected to be increasingly important in the future, with the possibility of further uptake of it linked to the climate-change agenda.
Senior Staff Production Chemist, Shell
While there is increased scrutiny from regulatory and community stakeholders on the chemicals used in operations, complex and technically challenging reservoirs must be developed to replace reserves. Matrix stimulation remains a critical technology for delivering barrels at minimum cost.
Global Director, Weatherford
No matter how technically impressive or innovative a technology is, if it is not operationally practical and cost-efficient, then it is just a cute widget. The Wellbore Tubulars section papers focus on delivering efficiencies, converting nonproductive time into new dollars for the bottom line.
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