After Drop in Activity, Haynesville Shale Sees Resurgence
After a drop in drilling activity in recent years, the Haynesville shale has become a hot area for natural gas production in the US, and companies are looking to bolster their positions in the area.
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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.
Oil and Gas Cybersecurity Conference Yields New Insights
Operators, vendors, academics, and government officials offered an abundance of views and recommendations on cyber-threats to the industry during the American Petroleum Institute’s recent Cybersecurity Conference.
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.
Startups Critical to Developing Culture of Innovation
The president of Chevron Technology Ventures discussed how startup companies can fill the gaps in a rapidly changing technological ecosystem, and Chevron's mechanisms to understand the role startups can play in its operations.
Linn Energy Selling Spree Tops $1 Billion With Sale of Bakken Assets
Linn Energy recently sold its Williston Basin properties for $285 million. This deal brings Linn’s year-to-date total sales agreements to more than $1.5 billion as it financially restructures after bankruptcy.
Turning Dirty Produced Water Into Fresh Water and Salt To Sell
Antero Resources has built a huge plant to turn waste water into fresh water and salt for sale. The $275-million investment in West Virginia is the most tangible indication of how operators in the Marcellus are pushing water reuse.
Innovation Will Drive Shale Survival
How can operators and service companies go forward in a shale-dominated industry with low oil prices?
Petroleum Industry Salaries Begin To Rise After Downturn
Petroleum salaries are showing increases again after 2 years of decline.
New Antifoam Additive Shows Superior Ability To Reduce Air Entrainment in Cement Slurry
Zonal isolation is a critical part of wellbore construction. To achieve zonal isolation, cement must be properly mixed before pumping downhole.
Frac Hits Reveal Well Spacing May Be Too Tight, Completion Volumes Too Large
The effect of frac hits on production economics is becoming more important as a result of the high-speed drilling in the US shale sector. Recent research reveals the financial and recovery risks involved if well spacing results in well-to-well interference.
Accidental Discovery: Bitumen Pellets for Heavy Oil Transport
Researchers at the University of Calgary have developed a solid pellet that can transport bitumen and heavy oil by railcar instead of pipelines.
Artificial Intelligence Requires Left-Brain Thinking To Boost Reliability
How can AI systems incorporate processes mimicking the slower logic- and causality-based reasoning patterns of the left brain?
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Badrul Mohamed Jan
Researcher and Lecturer, University of Malaya
Drilling and Completion Fluids
Drilling in high-pressure/high-temperature conditions poses numerous challenges. Drilling fluid is subjected to extreme pressure and temperature, and its properties such as viscosity are affected strongly by pressure and temperature. Viscosity decreases with temperature and increases with pressure.
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