Featured this monthWell Capping Becomes an Industry of Its OwnThe new influx of well capping companies finds ways to shut down wells by employing equipment used for everyday tasks. Their challenge today is to anticipate and develop equipment to prevent the potential blowouts of tomorrow.
Guest Editorial Horizontal drilling and multistage hydraulic fracturing have enabled shale development. In the next stage of shale recovery, the focus will be more effective development to achieve greater production with fewer wells and fewer total resources.
Sour Gas Interest Grows in Middle East In the Middle East, developing sour gas fields have become a priority of local governments because of soaring regional gas consumption.
Q&A – Ali Rashid Al-Jarwan An interview with Ali Rashid Al-Jarwan, chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company.
Management An analysis of US Gulf of Mexico producing assets reveals that reducing downtime can significantly improve operating efficiency. How does downtime affect profits and what strategies can be implemented to reduce it?
Conference Review Attendance hit a 30-year high at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference, which focused on addressing energy challenges and safety concerns.
Conference Preview This year’s SPE Offshore Europe Conference and Exhibition to be held in Aberdeen will focus on challenges of the future and solutions for maintaining a strong oil and gas supply chain in the UK.
Young Technology Showcase Exploration wells, unconventional plays, and development wells can benefit from NeoScope, a sourceless formation evaluation-while-drilling solution. Two case studies share how the technology mitigates the risks or logistic complications associated with chemical nuclear sources.
Martin Crick, SPE, Chief Petroleum Engineer, Tullow OilLooking back through previous editions of this article, I note that, in 2011, I wrote, "there’s a growing tendency in some quarters to use very simple models." That may be true, but there is also a growing tendency among vendors to offer models with more and more features.
Massively Parallel Simulation of Oceanic-Gas-Hydrate Production Large volumes of gas can be produced at high rates with conventional horizontal- or vertical-well configurations for long periods of time from some methane-hydrate accumulations by means of depressurization-induced dissociation. However, most assessments of hydrate production use simplified or reduced-scale 3D or 2D production simulations. This study used a message-passing-interface parallel code to make the […]