Featured this monthEOR: Next Frontier for Unconventional OilAs the global energy industry works to apply advanced drilling and completion technologies to unconventional resources, enhanced oil recovery specialists are focusing on how to maximize tertiary oil recovery.
Saudi Aramco’s Carbon Management Program The Saudi Arabian company is focusing on the development of technologies, such as carbon capture and storage, to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions with research programs combining national development and regional and international collaboration.
In Search of Better Reservoir Imaging Using Fiber Optic Receivers Downhole For decades, the industry has worked to realize the potential of gathering seismic data in wells. But it is a hostile environment for standard equipment. An inventor has developed a fiber optic system that can handle the heat, but he needs backers to see if it can deliver in the ground.
Seeking Ways to Make Better Diamonds by Tending to the Tiniest Details Diamond-tipped cutters are the leading edge for technology development as companies seek an advantage that will allow customers to drill faster and longer before changing bits.
Shale Revolution Revisits the Energized Fracture A growing chorus of suppliers, researchers, and service companies is persuading US operators to re-examine their use of slickwater in shale plays and consider displacing it with carbon dioxide and nitrogen.
Harnessing Carbon Dioxide in the Middle East Governments and companies in the Middle East look to carbon capture and storage for reducing environmental impact and boosting oil production.