Citations with the tag: OIL fields -- Production methods
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- Oil and Gas Extraction: Second Recovery Drilling.
// Monkeyshines on America; Sep99 Fossil Fuels, p10
Focuses on the second recovery drilling following the extraction of gas or oil. Determination of petroleum companies if it is profitable to start pumping the well; Methods to obtain oil stuck in the rocks.
- Wave motion turbulence control in floating production systems.
Clark, M.E. // Offshore; Jun95, Vol. 55 Issue 6, p52
Discusses how to control motion-caused turbulence for floating production system, the third generation of offshore structures for producing oil and gas. Research and development of new engineering and design to improve on-stream operating efficiency and maintain quality of production; General...
- Quad-combo LWD plus geosteering methods keep wellbore in reservoir.
Clark, M.E. // Offshore; Mar2001, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p54
Deals with methods of logging-while-drilling solutions and oil reservoir geosteering. Hole operations; Hole quality; Performance evaluation.
- PART I: Poseidon 29,000-ft well in 4,800-ft depths harbinger of future for US Gulf.
McLeod, Scott; Hartley, Frank J. // Offshore; Apr2001, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p56
Focuses on the safety regime and equipment used to ensure achievement of target depths of oil well drilling of Poseidon Prospect, Mississippi Canyon well in the United States Gulf of Mexico. Action plan prepared by the operators; Implication of the shallow hazards investigation at the drilling...
- Rotary steerable drilling proves more efficient than conventional, steerable drilling methods.
Johnstone, John A.; Gruenhagen, Hartmut // Offshore; Feb2002, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p46
Discusses the popularity of Rotary Closed-Loop Steerable (RCLS) drilling method in the North Sea despite overall downturn in oil well drilling programs. Details of RCLS operations review; Operational performance of RCLS; Summary of operations; Safety and environmental performance.
- Rigless, screenless completions solve sand problems in two offshore fields.
Pitoni, Enzo; Ripa, Giuseppe; Heitmann, Norbert // Offshore; Jul2002, Vol. 62 Issue 7, p64
Focuses on the use of the screenless completion technique to restore production in Adriatric Sea oil wells. Advantage of using the technique; Testing of the screenless completion; Expansion of the screenless completion use.
Pitoni, Enzo; Ripa, Giuseppe; Heitmann, Norbert // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest; 11/23/2012, Vol. 56 Issue 47, p29
An introduction is presented to a special section on Qatar, discussing the development of the country's construction industry, its role hosting a United Nations (U.N.) Climate Change conference, and the contrast between its oil production and environmental regulations.
- Contractors submit bids for Zubair oil field deal.
MIRZA, ADAL // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest; 9/16/2011, Vol. 55 Issue 37, p13
The article informs that bids have been submitted by several international engineering firms to revamp existing production facilities at Zubair oil field in southern Iraq.
- New visoelastic fluid technology enhances productivity.
Hartley, Frank // Offshore; Apr2003, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p110
Presents a fracturing system development based on viscoelastic fluid technology that uses the chemistry of guar-based polymers and metal ion crosslinking reactions. Importance of fracture conductivity to the success of fracturing; Halliburton's re-engineering of the manufacturing process to...
- Monobore drilling inspires slim-riser concept.
Willis, Neil // Offshore; Apr2003, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p114
Provides information on monobore drilling technology in the petroleum industry. Use of a slim marine drilling riser; Economic advantages of the process; Use of the subsea BOP as the standard approach for mobile offshore drilling unit operations.
- Designer wells, injection techniques prolong production from core fields.
Terdre, Nick // Offshore; Aug97, Vol. 57 Issue 8, p46
Focuses on the revitalization of oil recovery from producing fields in Norway. Amoco's water injection project for the Valhall Field; Oil production at Norsk Hydro's Osberg Field; Gas injection program; Saga's efforts to realize the potential of the Snorre field; Challenges presented by...
- Subsea power switch adds flexibilty to production operations.
Terdre, Nick // Offshore; Apr2010, Vol. 70 Issue 4, p104
The article reports that Bennex has completed the second delivery of the Anguila high-power change-over switch (HPCS) to its two subsea consumers.
- Intelligent oilfields: managing the interfaces.
Angel, Jack // Offshore; Oct2000, Vol. 60 Issue 10, p184
Focuses on the development of intelligent completion systems that manage and monitor well production and/or injection by the oilfield service industry. Benefits of intelligent wells; How to ensure that intelligent well systems realize their full potential.
- Threaded riser connections becoming more robust.
Angel, Jack // Offshore; Apr97, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p116
Features Mannesmann AG's production risers with threaded connections for oil wells. Application of the technology to Conoco/Statoil's concrete leg platform in the North Sea; Specifications of the risers; Product development and testing.
- ABB, Framo progress prototype separation/injection station.
Angel, Jack // Offshore; Apr97, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p136
Reports on ABB Inc.'s three-year Subsis separation and injection system project for subsea oil processing. Stages of the project; Challenges involved in the project; Efforts to address the question of subsea power supply; Requirements of the system.
- Deepwater template employs central guide post for seabed installation.
Angel, Jack // Offshore; Apr97, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p150
Features the deepwater version of Kongsberg Offshore AS' subsea oil production technology. Use of the hinge-over subsea template in the technology; Guidelines provided by the company for the technology's deepwater applications. INSET: KOS training centre..
- Well planning beginning to merge seismic and drilling.
Scott, Candida // Offshore; May98, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p122
Reports on the efforts of exploration and production companies to develop software solutions that integrate the geosciences and drilling domains of oil well planning. Collaboration between geoscientists and engineers in well planning; Benefits of using an integrated environment; Roles of...
- Annular velocity control technique overpowers gas migration and TDs well.
McDaniel, Ralph A.; Lawson, Ray; McCormick, Bill // Offshore; Jul2000, Vol. 60 Issue 7, p88
Part I. Presents the application of the annular velocity control oil well drilling technique and a case study demonstrating a safer environment and reduced costs. Conditions that create a hazardous working environment; Benefits gained from implementing enhanced hydraulic workover techniques;...
- Diversity or sink, Foresight warns oil firms.
McDaniel, Ralph A.; Lawson, Ray; McCormick, Bill // Professional Engineering; 01/17/2001, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p4
Reports the warning of a government-backed report for oil firms in Great Britain. Implication of the Foresight marine panel report for oil and gas production opportunities; Account on small high-technology firms applying expertise in emerging industries; Relevance of the report to existing...
- In tough times, test to be sure.
Soliman, Hatem // Offshore; Apr2009, Vol. 69 Issue 4, p132
The article discusses the importance of well testing in offshore drilling operations in Norway. It explores the benefits of well testing to offshore drilling companies, as well as its capability in reducing risks, and in providing an accurate and reliable oil measurements. It also highlights the...
- small company has big plans.
Caulfield, Peter // Canadian Mining Journal; Apr2009, Vol. 130 Issue 3, p20
The article features the Red Earth project of Calgary, Alberta-based North Peace Energy Corp. An overview of the project is presented along with the use of cyclic steam injection (CSS). The main objective of the pilot project is explained together with subsequent operations based on a successful...
- Steam assisted gravity drainage enhanced oil recovery.
Caulfield, Peter // Canadian Mining Journal; Apr2009, Vol. 130 Issue 3, p23
The article features the steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) operations which is one of the processes used to recover Canada's estimated reserves ninety percent of the time. A background on the distribution of the world's heavy oil and oil sands is presented along with the SAGD process....
- Optimizing the reservoir using an underbalanced environment.
Daigle, Chan; Hunt, James L. // Offshore; Oct98, Vol. 58 Issue 10, p112
Focuses on the optimization of oil reservoir using an underbalanced environment. Conventional structure; Issues related to underbalanced applications; Reservoir geology, completion and production; Benefits to operators.
- System simultaneously produces oil to surface, disposes of water.
Shaw, Chris // Offshore; Feb2002, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p96
Discusses the importance of water management strategies for optimal oil production. Analysis of the water shut-off strategy; Benefits of debottlenecking and produced water re-injection (PWRI) technology; Opportunities and challenges facing the technology.
- Performance of acid-fracturing treatments in low-pressure, low-temperature wells.
Dutta, B. K.; Yaseen, M.; Chacon, E.; Kritzler, T. // Offshore; Jul2002, Vol. 62 Issue 7, p62
Examines the performance of acid-fracturing treatments of wells. Comprehensive approach to optimize a stimulation treatment; Changes introduced in the treatment procedure; Two different core analysis tests that were performed; Conclusion.
- Oxidizer-based tool.
Dutta, B. K.; Yaseen, M.; Chacon, E.; Kritzler, T. // Offshore; Sep2003, Vol. 63 Issue 9, p26
Reports on the use of StimTube to stimulate previously zero production gas well by Unocal Corp. in the Gulf of Mexico. Level of production after the stimulation process; Efficiency and applicability of the tool; Capability to generate large volumes of high pressure gas during production.
- Majors line up for Iraqi acreage.
Williams, Perry // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest; 10/24/2008, Vol. 52 Issue 43, p28
The article reports on the interest of the International Oil Co. (IOCs) for the eight oil and gas field on offer in Baghdad, Iraq's first post-war oil licensing round. It is stated that IOCs gathered in London, England on October 13, 2008 for the hopes of Iraq to enhance its oil production...
- IRAQ: The Crucial Oil dimension.
Williams, Perry // Middle East; May2003, Issue 334, p42
The article focuses on the role of Iraq's oil wealth in the war between the U.S. and Iraq. Iraqi oil reserves, at 112bn barrels, are estimated to be the world's second largest after Saudi Arabia. Oil has been the word on everyone's lips, whether as the key motivation behind launching the war, or...
- Q & A KHALID AL-SHOAIBI, GROUP DIRECTOR.
Williams, Perry // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest; 9/10/2010, Vol. 54 Issue 37, p23
The article presents an interview with Shoaibi Group's director Khalid Al-Shoaibi, about the group's core business of oilfield technology, its initial public offering and its acquisition and expansion plans.
- Aurora Field Starts Commercial Production.
Pilkington, Steve // Alaska Business Monthly; Apr2001, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p7
Reports on the start of production at Aurora field at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska at an initial rate of several thousands of barrels of oil per day from three wells. Expected production as field development continues; Owners of Aurora field; Use of directional drilling technology.
- Research and Application on the Low Damage Fracturing Fluid in the Tight Sandstone Gas Reservoir.
Huang Guicun; Ma Fei; Li Yongming // Chemical Engineering of Oil & Gas / Shi You Yu Tian Ran Qi Hua G; 2011, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p289
With deep development of the gas reservoirs of Penglaizhen layer in western Sichuan, formation energy is continually falling. Some problems have cropped up during fracturing process, including flowback rate dropping and fracturing fluid filtrate invading seriously, which restrict efficient...
- Politics deter Kuwait projects.
Huang Guicun; Ma Fei; Li Yongming // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest; 11/23/2012, Vol. 56 Issue 47, p6
The article presents a preview for an article featured in the issue which discusses Kuwait Oil Company's (KOC's) plan to increase its production to 4 million barrels per day by 2020 and how the political situation in Kuwait has hindered the company's plans.
- Turbine power, wireless signal transmission sought for downhole operations.
LeBlanc, Leonard // Offshore; Jul97, Vol. 57 Issue 7, p28
Reports on the suggested use of turbine power and wireless communication in operating multi-lateral oil or gas wells and intelligent well completions with automated controls downhole. Need to isolate and measure production from each lateral; Possible application of RF telemetry and production...
- DRILLING & PRODUCTION.
Hartley, Frank // Offshore; Aug2002, Vol. 62 Issue 8, p26
Presents news items on oil and gas drilling and production activities worldwide for the month of August 2002. Use of a third-generation rotary closed loop drilling system in the Norwegian and British sectors of the North Sea; Weatherford International Inc.'s completion of a world record...
- 'Untried' subsea techniques under review for Norne satellites.
Terdre, Nick // Offshore; Aug2002, Vol. 62 Issue 8, p126
Reports that the firm Statoil AS is investigating the use of three subsea technologies to reduce field development and operating costs. Plan to use the technologies at the Norwegian Sea; Study of the integrated production umbilical developed by Kvaerner Oilfield Products; Subsea water injection...
- Indonesian oil contract won.
Terdre, Nick // International Construction; Nov2001, Vol. 40 Issue 9, p6
Reports on the contract awarded to Clough Limited to construct deepwater production oil field in Indonesia. Site of the field; Coverage of the contract.
- Subsea separation shortens cycle for deepwater, long offset production.
Davalath, Janardhan // Offshore; Dec99, Vol. 59 Issue 12, p66
Provides information on the pumping systems and the methods of subsea separation in oil fields. Components of a two-phase subsea separation pumping system; Options for the separation device; Illustration of a compact subsea separation system.
- Tractor proves feasibility of wireline logging in high deviation open holes.
Myhr, Terje // Offshore; Nov2002, Vol. 62 Issue 11, p74
Focuses on the use of a well tractor in wireline logging. Reference to the wireline well tractor developed by Welltec; Efficiency of the method; Outcome of simulations based on the well trajectory; Importance of planning coordination with contractors in the deployment of the tractor.
- Intervention-less intelligent completion technology.
Turner, D.M.; Walker, D.J. // Offshore; Apr2003, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p106
Discusses the objectives of intelligent well completion systems that integrate all aspects of the completion, from sand control through placing the well on operation. Maintenance of fluid loss and well control at all times prior to initiation of production; Use of techniques such as independent...
- Horizontal-departure-to-true-vertical depth ratio decreasing in US Gulf.
Lingner, Marty; Jurgens, David; McMillin, Kevin // Offshore; Apr2000, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p60
Looks at the oil drilling trends in the 1990s. Increasing application of extended reach wells with horizontal departures; True vertical depth of wells drilled; Discussion on the changes in the trend in oil well operations.
- Bids in for Sarb and Umm al-Lulu offshore projects.
WATTS, MARK // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest; 11/9/2012, Vol. 56 Issue 45, p11
The article reports that Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco) has received bids on its contracts to develop the Satah al-Razboot (Sarb) and Umm al-Lulu offshore oil fields, which will produce 100 thousand barrels per day, from contractors including Saipem, Petrofac, and Technip.
- Multifunctional activated acidizing working fluid system for low permeability and low-pressure reservoir.
Fan Li; Pang Hongbin; Zhao Changhong // Chemical Engineering of Oil & Gas / Shi You Yu Tian Ran Qi Hua G; 2012, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p323
Due to the problems that acidizing working fluid has high corrosion ratio, small acidification radius and no effect on organic scale by using conventional acidification technology during the injection of low permeability and low-pressure reservoir, a new multi functional activated acidizing...
- Distributed electronics architecture for subsea controls in deepwater.
Leeson, Tom; Richards, Andy; Wright, Charles // Offshore; Aug2000, Vol. 60 Issue 8, p68
Focuses on subsea technology and equipment design involved in deepwater oil production. Elements comprising a completion installation program; Advantages of using direct hydraulic control; Explanation on the concept of piloted hydraulics; Benefits gained from the introduction of electronics at...
- Hydraulic fracturing of horizontal wells on the South Arne Field.
Moos, H.; Berntsen, B. A.; Derbez, Emmanuel // Offshore; Aug2000, Vol. 60 Issue 8, p100
Focuses on the use of hydraulic propped fracturing of horizontal wells in oil well drilling. Design requirements that influenced the choice of proppant; Operational objectives for the treatments; Advantages of using the system.
- Manufacturing technique improving downhole progressive cavity pumps.
McMillin, Kevin // Offshore; Aug2000, Vol. 60 Issue 8, p109
Describes the uniform-walled pump stator, a manufacturing technique for improving downhole progressive cavity pumps. Advantages of the technique; Applications of the method; Why increased motor torque capability will favor polycrystalline diamond compact bits over roller cone bits.
- Through-tubing pulsed neutron reservoir management solution in Asia-Pacific wells.
McMillin, Kevin // Offshore; Dec2001, Vol. 61 Issue 12, p52
Discusses the results and experiences with carbon-oxygen log tool which was used in the evaluation of oil reservoirs that contain fresh water in the Asia-Pacific region. Description of the tools; Application of the tools at the Iagifu Hedinia Oil Field in Papua New Guinea; Equipment capabilities.
- First oil flows from Congo's N'Kossa.
McMillin, Kevin // Chemical Business; Mar1997, Vol. 10 Issue 8, p24
Focuses on the production of N'Kossa deepwater oil field in the Republic in Conga. Production rate of N'Kossa; Supporters of production and injection facilities.
- From shortage to surplus.
Dandrea, Joel M. // International Cranes & Specialized Transport; Feb2013, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p51
The author discusses the projection that U.S. will surpass Saudi Arabia as the world's largest producer around 2020 due to increased production and lower U.S. demand. It notes that the shift in energy output and production was due to the combination of locating oil fields in Texas, Nebraska,...
- One-trip multi-zone gravel packing covers zones quickly.
Vickery, Harold; Bayne, Christian F. // Offshore; Jul2000, Vol. 60 Issue 7, p92
Describes an enhanced one-trip multi-zone pack system for pumping operations of offshore oil structures. Limitations of the previous system; Design aspects that were modified to optimize operation of the system; Reservoir conditions that must be satisfied before the system can be used.
- Screening and Evaluating of Foaming Agent Used for Nitrogen Gas Foam Oil Displacement.
Zheng Lijun; Zhang Tao; Wang Xinhong // Chemical Engineering of Oil & Gas / Shi You Yu Tian Ran Qi Hua G; 2011, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p607
In view of reservoir conditions in Jingan oil field, a low interfacial tension's foaming system with interfacial tension of 10 1mN/m was screened out by analyzing the foaming ability and stability of several foaming agents. The result of the performance evaluation shows that the system has good...