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J Pet Technol 75 (01): 81–83.
Paper Number: SPE-0123-0081-JPT
Published: 01 January 2023
... is for the landing base to have an acceptable metal loss without allowing fluid leaks from inside the well. - Annuli surveys are conducted using pressure to investigate the integrity of the cement-filled spaces between each downhole pipe. The primary criteria of a successful annuli survey are that no pressure...
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J Pet Technol 70 (07): 56–57.
Paper Number: SPE-0718-0056-JPT
Published: 01 July 2018
... annulus pressure complete paper Leak fracture valve 56 JPT JULY 2018 An injection-pressure-operated gas-lift valve s closing force comes from a nitrogen charge acting on the effective area of the bellows (Ab) or a spring force. The opening force is the production pressure acting on the area...
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J Pet Technol 70 (06): 71–72.
Paper Number: SPE-0618-0071-JPT
Published: 01 June 2018
...Adam Wilson This article, written by Special Publications Editor Adam Wilson, contains highlights of paper SPE 183948, “Risk-Based Statistical Approach To Predict Casing Leaks,” by Mohammed D. Al-Ajmi, SPE, Saudi Aramco; Dhafer Al-Shehri, SPE, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals...
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J Pet Technol 69 (01): 66–67.
Paper Number: SPE-0117-0066-JPT
Published: 01 January 2017
...Chris Carpenter This article, written by JPT Technology Editor Chris Carpenter, contains highlights of paper SPE 181497, “Methodology and Array Technology for Finding and Describing Leaks in a Well,” by Freeman Hill, Halliburton; Andy Bond, Caelus Energy Alaska; and Michael Biery, Srinivasan...
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J Pet Technol 68 (08): 78–79.
Paper Number: SPE-0816-0078-JPT
Published: 01 August 2016
... and can be used to detect leaks of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from process equipment. Using OGI to detect leaks is more effective than using the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Method 21 because OGI is visual, making detection faster, and can survey an area instead of one component at a time...
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J Pet Technol 68 (02): 76–77.
Paper Number: SPE-0216-0076-JPT
Published: 01 February 2016
...Chris Carpenter This article, written by JPT Technology Editor Chris Carpenter, contains highlights of paper OTC 26270, “A Case Study on the Implementation of an Acoustic Automatic Leak-Detection Sonar (ALDS) in the Gulf of Mexico and Its Application to Current and Future Brazilian Fields,” by G...
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J Pet Technol 67 (11): 20–22.
Paper Number: SPE-1115-0020-JPT
Published: 01 November 2015
... summarizing the “most concerning risk issues” including (1) the number and toxicity of chemicals in hydraulic fracturing and acid stimulation fluids, (2) hydraulic fracturing in reservoirs with a long history of oil and gas production, (3) spills and leaks, (4) beneficial use of produced water, and (5...
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J Pet Technol 67 (06): 107–109.
Paper Number: SPE-0615-0107-JPT
Published: 01 June 2015
... that of progressing cavity pumps (PCPs). In the period from 2008 to 2012, an annual average of 580 downhole failures occurred, 54% of which were caused by tubing leaks. In an effort to reduce these tubing failures, a pilot program was commenced to install rod guides in wells with the highest failure rate...
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J Pet Technol 67 (03): 46–59.
Paper Number: SPE-0315-0046-JPT
Published: 01 March 2015
... emissions rule making. The public furor several years ago over whether fracturing polluted water supplies led to studies of how unconventional exploration and production (E&P) affects air quality. Some high-profile academic studies said methane leaking from gas operations are far higher than thought...
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J Pet Technol 67 (01): 93–96.
Paper Number: SPE-0115-0093-JPT
Published: 01 January 2015
... Technology Conference well integrity Wellbore Design wellbore integrity inspection wellhead valve TCA international petroleum technology conference frequency maintenance Leak SSSV valve water well corrosion log wellhead-valve-integrity testing sour-oil field Upstream Oil & Gas base...
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J Pet Technol 66 (12): 42–51.
Paper Number: SPE-1214-0042-JPT
Published: 01 December 2014
... saturation,” Jackson said. “They bubble like champagne when you pull the water out of the ground.” In the cases that were attributed to natural gas wells, Jackson said methane is either leaking out of the casing, or is coming from a shallower gas-bearing formation with insufficient cement isolation...
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J Pet Technol 66 (05): 124–128.
Paper Number: SPE-0514-0124-JPT
Published: 01 May 2014
.../well testing Tor Formation openhole packer zonal isolation drilling operation horizontal section flow area Leak lower-than-expected reservoir pressure Service Packer packer Drillstem Testing Upstream Oil & Gas stimulation acid treatment acid stimulation valve 1 5 2014 1...
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J Pet Technol 66 (01): 82–84.
Paper Number: SPE-0114-0082-JPT
Published: 01 January 2014
...-management-plan requirements for the EOR project. To ensure deliverables, the team has adopted a series of systematic guidelines to diagnose well integrity. asset and portfolio management Subsurface Corrosion enhanced recovery wellbore integrity well integrity platform completion string Leak...
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J Pet Technol 64 (04): 89–91.
Paper Number: SPE-0412-0089-JPT
Published: 01 April 2012
...-preventer (BOP) leak detection through a software-development initiative, operators, service providers, and drilling contractors established an industry consortium in early 2009. The initial development focused on testing BOPs in deep water. Upon completion of the pilot program on five deepwater rigs...
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J Pet Technol 63 (11): 54–57.
Paper Number: SPE-1111-0054-JPT
Published: 01 November 2011
... with energy production and usage—such as coal mining, incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, and gas leaks. These fossil-fuel-derived emissions, together with methane from landfills, organic waste, cattle raising, rice agriculture, and bio-mass burning, were probably the main cause of the increasing...
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J Pet Technol 62 (10): 26–27.
Paper Number: SPE-1010-0026-JPT
Published: 01 October 2010
... year by 1 million BOPD—if improved and more-economic remedies for these problems can be found. Better remedies can reduce the need to drill new wells. With the right technology, leaks in casing, tubing, well valves, and connections can be diagnosed relatively easily. However, fixing them has...
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J Pet Technol 61 (12): 75–77.
Paper Number: SPE-1209-0075-JPT
Published: 01 December 2009
...Karen Bybee This article, written by Assistant Technology Editor Karen Bybee, contains highlights of paper SPE 118070, "Seeking the Hidden Threat: Applications of a New Approach in Pipeline Leak Detection," by Jack Elliott, Richard Fletcher, and Mike Wrigglesworth, Pure Technologies Limited...
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J Pet Technol 61 (06): 43–44.
Paper Number: SPE-0609-0043-JPT
Published: 01 June 2009
.... A rig in western Africa encountered a control-system leak that led to suggesting that retrieval of the LMRP was necessary. However, when the shore-based drilling manager was informed of this recommendation, he opted for a second opinion from anoth- er experienced source. A teleconference was organized...
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J Pet Technol 60 (10): 68–69.
Paper Number: SPE-1008-0068-JPT
Published: 01 October 2008
... to identify leaks at a production facility in Africa. The system was commissioned on site. The validation system was integrated with the production-history database to extract the measured data. This solution increases the accuracy of the produc- tion data and is used by the production engineers to monitor...
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J Pet Technol 58 (07): 40–42.
Paper Number: SPE-0706-0040-JPT
Published: 01 July 2006
..., including possible sidetracking out of old casings and a final abandonment that lasts "forever." It is a huge task the well owner has undertaken. But that task can be managed under a profitable WIM system consisting of three factors: preventing leaks, identifying leaks, and stopping leaks. Operating a Well...

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