From the first well to the last, Santos saved 30% of normal completion time by batch-installing field completions at Mutineer-Exeter field, off Australia.
New surfactant could “pep up" brown fields; Deepwater optical net coming
Hyper-sensitive acoustic sensors; New geo-dating technique; SAFOD drills the San Andreas
HDR update; Logging earthquake zones; Seamount collision
Use of expandable sand screens in horizontal holes offshore Australia prevented sand production, and generated high output of gas and condensate.
The objective is to develop a better understanding of how to use remote sensing techniques, specifically, synthetic aperture radar, to reduce exploration uncertainty
International operators are being offered licenses to find/ develop more reserves offshore, particularly gas, to supply expanding markets
ChevronTexaco's Biodiversity Protection Program for Barrow Island has been a long term success in preserving a unique habitat
Onshore and offshore projects, especially LNG, are key drivers of drilling and field development
Data via acoustic telemetry is a reality; World's first FLNG approved
Every region will post an increase, led by the Middle East, the Americas, Africa and the FSU. Offshore activity will grow at about the same pace as onshore drilling.
Although global oil and gas demand has recovered much of the ground lost last year, there are plenty of question marks left in the market for operators to navigate, including ESG and renewables challenges.
An application of a multilateral junction system offshore Australia’s Northwest Shelf replaces 18 single wells with nine multilateral wells, saving significant time and cost.
Regional Report - Australia: Excessive costs, sluggish approval process could slow Australia’s push to be world leader in LNG exports
As Australia accelerates its drive to become the world’s premier liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter—sooner rather than later—oil (what there is of it) continues to reside on the nation’s energy backburner.
Xstrata and PathFinder applied oilfield technology to construct a pattern of vertical and horizontal wells to degassify a coal mine in Australia. A custom extended reach drilling rig was built, and a mud motor used to drill horizontal laterals of about 12,000 ft at a depth of 500 ft. Pre-job modeling, automated surface rotational controls and MWD surveys reduced risk and improved drilling efficiency.
Drilling with casing in Australia’s Carnarvon basin saved 24 hours of rig time by drilling, casing and cementing the top-hole section to total depth in a single trip.
With extensive offshore, coal seam and shale gas resources, Australia is poised to become a leading LNG supplier to Asia-Pacific markets
The Asia-Pacific region is divided into nations of energy “haves” and “have-nots.” Japan and South Korea are highly industrialized nations with virtually no oil and gas resources.