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J Pet Technol 73 (06): 24–26.
Paper Number: SPE-0621-0024-JPT
Published: 01 June 2021
...Stephen Rassenfoss Can a camera do a better job than humans at creating a minute-by-minute record of drilling activity? Or evaluate damaged drill bits better? Based on two papers at the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, the answer might soon be yes. Schlumberger researchers...
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J Pet Technol 73 (06): 10–11.
Paper Number: SPE-0621-0010-JPT
Published: 01 June 2021
... producer market analysis complex reservoir oil production history saudi arabia energy economics exploration texas geology shale gas unconventional resource economics basin drilling dwayne purvis GUEST EDITORIAL How To Meet Declining Oil Demand Dwayne Purvis, P.E. As the world reaches...
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J Pet Technol 73 (06): 53–54.
Paper Number: SPE-0621-0053-JPT
Published: 01 June 2021
...Chris Carpenter This article, written by JPT Technology Editor Chris Carpenter, contains highlights of paper SPE 202661, “Combination of Radial Drilling Technology With Acid Jetting: New Approach in Carbonate Reservoir Stimulation,” by Ayrat Bashirov, Ilya Lyagov, and Ilya Galas, Perfobur, prepared...
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J Pet Technol 73 (05): 39–40.
Paper Number: SPE-0521-0039-JPT
Published: 01 May 2021
.../IADC International Drilling Conference proposed a medically inspired approach to prevent catastrophic drilling system failures brought on by downhole shocks (SPE/IADC 204098). The paper describes a “drilling electrocardiogram” that diagnoses “arrhythmic drilling” similarly to how medical...
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J Pet Technol 73 (01): 57.
Paper Number: SPE-0121-0057-JPT
Published: 01 January 2021
...” beyond the routine testing of tree and safety valves. That made me wonder why more drilling, completion, and production engineers do not spend at least part of their early career development in a well-integrity team. A good way to learn how to design and operate a well that will last the test of time...
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J Pet Technol 72 (12): 52.
Paper Number: SPE-1220-0052-JPT
Published: 01 December 2020
...Graham Mensa-Wilmot Achieving and sustaining performance drilling’s intended benefits - improved drilling efficiency with minimal down-hole tool failures and the associated reductions in project cycle time and operational costs - requires new protocols in drilling-system analysis. Drilling-system...
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J Pet Technol 72 (12): 26–28.
Paper Number: SPE-1220-0026-JPT
Published: 01 December 2020
... baby boomer digital transformation december 2020 capello drilling 26 JPT DECEMBER 2020 Even before a pandemic changed the course, the oil and gas indus- try was destined for big change, thanks to pressure coming from a number of different fronts. The asymmetric challenges include the industry...
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J Pet Technol 72 (12): 16–17.
Paper Number: SPE-1220-0016-JPT
Published: 01 December 2020
... in China, Fuling has continuously broken records for the shortest gasfield drilling cycle while significantly increasing the drilling of high-quality reservoirs covering more than 3 million m, according to Sinopec. Gasfield production construction was also expanded to raise production capacity. The company...
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J Pet Technol 72 (12): 60–61.
Paper Number: SPE-1220-0060-JPT
Published: 01 December 2020
... continually. Within oil and gas operations, produced water increasingly is being recycled and reused for enhanced oil recovery, drilling, and well stimulation. The growing global demand for water resources also is creating interest in reusing produced water outside oil and gas operations. The complete paper...
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J Pet Technol 72 (11): 11–12.
Paper Number: SPE-1120-0011-JPT
Published: 01 November 2020
... in efficiency, safety, and well integrity. Indeed, many of those changes will enable fully automated drilling and are either in their nascent stages or already here. Operators and service companies that intend to remain competitive in this context must accelerate their own digital transformations going forward...
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J Pet Technol 72 (11): 15–16.
Paper Number: SPE-1120-0015-JPT
Published: 01 November 2020
..._ JPT staff Shell Explores Plans for North Slope Development Dutch oil major Shell is looking to further develop its North Slope oil position in Alaska. The company’s offshore unit applied to form the West Harrison Bay Unit offshore from the National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska with plans for drilling...
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J Pet Technol 72 (10): 58–59.
Paper Number: SPE-1020-0058-JPT
Published: 01 October 2020
... and in the South China Sea are also summarized. Mallik (Canada) The Mallik gas hydrate research site in northern Canada has been the focus of three important gas hydrate field tests (in 1998, 2002, and 2007-08). The Mallik 2L-38 gas hydrate research well (part of the 1998 testing project) was drilled to evaluate...
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J Pet Technol 72 (09): 41–42.
Paper Number: SPE-0920-0041-JPT
Published: 01 September 2020
...Adam Wilson Oil and gas are not the only things in the ground that can power our lives. Heat in the form of geothermal energy is rapidly taking its place alongside other sources of renewable energy, buoyed by the lessons learned from decades of drilling for oil. “Geothermal is this fantastic...
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J Pet Technol 72 (09): 72–73.
Paper Number: SPE-0920-0072-JPT
Published: 01 September 2020
... tensioner stroke, allowing an array of wells in close proximity without giant tensioner systems such as those found on drilling semisubmersibles; and enabling export risers) in water depths much deeper than any fixed platform. This functionality, however, comes at a cost. While a semisubmersible may look...
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J Pet Technol 72 (08): 40–41.
Paper Number: SPE-0820-0040-JPT
Published: 01 August 2020
... for investment decisions. To turn the tide, this sector should call on a reliable, though perhaps under-recognized ally: digital technology driven by open, accessible data. Whether in exploration, field development, or drilling, digital technology powered by open data can help the upstream industry access...
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J Pet Technol 72 (07): 22–26.
Paper Number: SPE-0720-0022-JPT
Published: 01 July 2020
...Judy Feder “Down but not out” is how Westwood Global Energy Group described exploration drilling in an article based on its State of Exploration 2020 Report. The Baker Hughes rig count provides supporting details. On 12 May, the data showed 339 active rigs in the United States - the lowest level...
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J Pet Technol 72 (06): 6–7.
Paper Number: SPE-0620-0006-JPT
Published: 01 June 2020
...Shauna Noonan From the beginning, SPE has focused on knowledge dissemination in four fundamental areas, which I refer to as the core disciplines: drilling, completions, reservoir (including geosciences), and production operations. These disciplines make up the bulk of coursework in most petroleum...
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J Pet Technol 72 (05): 14–16.
Paper Number: SPE-0520-0014-JPT
Published: 01 May 2020
..., Suriname, and the US, all in deep water, offered a stark contrast to the fast-contracting US shale business. To be fair, all the wells were spudded before the oil price crash which as forced deep cuts in offshore drilling. Apache, which has shut down drilling in the Permian Basin, made a second discovery...
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J Pet Technol 72 (05): 25–29.
Paper Number: SPE-0520-0025-JPT
Published: 01 May 2020
... major after the price of Brent crude dropped 23% in a single session, to $35.01/bbl. (At the time of writing, Brent was $32.62.) Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Snyder said his company was exposed because it was banking on an acceleration in deepwater drilling. “This is a very unlikely proposition...
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J Pet Technol 72 (05): 66–67.
Paper Number: SPE-0520-0066-JPT
Published: 01 May 2020
...Chris Carpenter This article, written by JPT Technology Editor Chris Carpenter, contains highlights of paper SPE 194096, “Slide-Drilling Guidance System for Directional-Drilling Path Optimization,” by Can Pehlivanturk and John D’Angelo, The University of Texas at Austin, and Dingzhou Cao, Anadarko...

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