Issue: October 2021
OPINION: The bipartisan REGROW Act is a good way to improve the environment and create high-paying jobs
As Congress attempts to navigate multiple legislative priorities in a significantly partisan atmosphere, it’s important to remember there are areas where broad agreement can be found.
As multi-phase transport of oil and gas is increasingly stretched over greater distances, and access to subsea infrastructure becomes even more limited, ensuring sustainable, reliable and robust operations is vital to reducing the influence on downstream facilities.
Fifty-five FPSO units in the global fleet are reaching the end of their design life in the next five years, and a further five have life extension in place. With 19 more FPSOs currently being evaluated for life extension, what are the possible safety issues from corrosion and other structural integrity concerns?
While the upstream industry is changing, the world continues to demand large quantities of affordable energy. Balancing the delivery of this energy, while reducing and removing emissions, is a challenge that the industry can deliver on.
Harnessing the digital oil field and building fit-for-purpose business analytics allows E&Ps and service companies to navigate market forces, manage the energy transition, automate processes, contain costs, reduce carbon footprint, and deliver better wells in less time.
Discipline tested, as gas continues upward trajectory
By accelerating the identification and mapping of production-induced seismic changes, a new 4D feature can enable operators to increase the potential of finding hydrocarbons in poorly drained or overlooked sections of offshore reservoirs.
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OPINION: UN gives Biden a passing grade on climate – would Americans give him the same grade on the economy?
President Joe Biden – clueless as ever – is using the UN COP26 summit as an opportunity to tout “green energy” while ignoring the looming threat of a global energy shortage and pretending bad actors like China and Russia are holding up their end of the bargain.
High temperatures, high pressures and/or abrasive formations can make for unmanageable conditions. A proprietary MWD technology has been developed to endure harsher downhole environments than previous measurement logging tools.
As operators confront more challenging wells with increasingly complex designs and deeper depths, the industry continues to make advancements with unconventional innovations. A slim-hole RSS is delivering success in North America and Romania, while an innovative drilling strategy has enabled operators to set new performance benchmarks in the North Sea.
Integrating diesel power generation with a battery energy storage system optimizes load profiles, lowering fuel consumption, carbon emissions and operating expenses while stabilizing power supply to improve ROI for onshore drilling contractors.
Innovative bit exceeds average rop of offsets and reaches total depth in a single run, in Brazil’s Parnaiba basin
Effective drilling scheduling is critical to operator success, yet many organizations are still using 1990s-era software and a cumbersome manual process that make tracking to goals difficult. Modern scheduling software yields insights into performance, and projections concerning results, which are invaluable.
No longer just a byproduct of oil production, natural gas is rapidly becoming an important tool in the worldwide pursuit of carbon emissions reduction.
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U.S. officials vs NATURAL GAS
We need a pragmatic approach to meeting global energy needs
An operator’s and consultant’s perspective