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Journal of Petroleum Technology 72 (07): 53–54.
Paper Number: SPE-0720-0053-JPT
Published: 01 July 2020
... solution complexity convergence response function reservoir synthetic example 2019. Society of Petroleum Engineers 1 7 2020 1 7 2020 1 7 2020 1 7 2020 53JPT JULY 2020 In the complete paper, the authors reduce nonuniqueness and ensure physically feasible results in...
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Journal of Petroleum Technology 72 (07): 63–64.
Paper Number: SPE-0720-0063-JPT
Published: 01 July 2020
..., Chesapeake Energy launched an investigation to evaluate ways of improving overall recoveries within the lower Eagle Ford. Two theoretical approaches were generated to optimize the company’s development plan: modification to current completion designs to achieve greater near-well fracture complexity and...
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Journal of Petroleum Technology 71 (09): 38–46.
Paper Number: SPE-0919-0038-JPT
Published: 01 September 2019
...Trent Jacobs As the shale sector looks for ways to improve well results, momentum is building to take a much closer look at how and where hydraulic fractures are created while pressure pumping fluids into tight, complex reservoirs. The effort is being driven by unresolved questions over optimal...
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Journal of Petroleum Technology 71 (09): 75–76.
Paper Number: SPE-0919-0075-JPT
Published: 01 September 2019
..., and smaller-mesh-size proppants. These designs aim to create a complex fracture network and increase the contact area with shale rock. They have helped operators achieve higher initial productivity and larger estimated ultimate recovery while simultaneously enabling the drilling of horizontal wells at...
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Journal of Petroleum Technology 71 (05): 68–70.
Paper Number: SPE-0519-0068-JPT
Published: 01 May 2019
... of data made available as a result of omnipresent connectivity. Existing data platforms have focused traditionally on solving the problem of data storage and access. The more-complex problem of true knowledge discovery and systematic value creation from the massive amount of data is less frequently...
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Journal of Petroleum Technology 71 (02): 54–60.
Paper Number: SPE-0219-0054-JPT
Published: 01 February 2019
... test. The final buildup duration was 428 days (14 months). Introduction Three interpretation methods of increasing complexity were used to provide insights into the reservoir. First, material balance was used to produce an estimate of the minimum connected reservoir volume. The advantage of material...
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Journal of Petroleum Technology 71 (02): 59–60.
Paper Number: SPE-0219-0059-JPT
Published: 01 February 2019
... fracture orientation and possible complexity. A well where the initial DFIT had an injection rate that was too low combined with operational issues. A second test on the same interval yielded better results. A Canadian Montney well where rock/fluid interactions led to a false radial-flow signature. Two...
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Journal of Petroleum Technology 69 (12): 52–56.
Paper Number: SPE-1217-0052-JPT
Published: 01 December 2017
... is easy. The true challenge is weighing the complexities of the projects that are at the threshold for funding in a capital-constrained environment. One exploration-and-production (E&P) company has found that implementing and sustaining a portfolio process require technical solutions and...
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Journal of Petroleum Technology 69 (04): 95–96.
Paper Number: SPE-0417-0095-JPT
Published: 01 April 2017
... for optimization were quite limiting, however, in terms of the complexity of the problems that could be addressed. Recent developments in algorithms and computing power have made it possible to begin to address the full complexity of the field-development optimization problem, including a large number...
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Journal of Petroleum Technology 68 (11): 42–44.
Paper Number: SPE-1116-0042-JPT
Published: 01 November 2016
...Joel Parshall Reducing the complexity and controlling the cost of major offshore projects are together one of the biggest challenges facing the oil and gas industry. The collapse of oil prices has only accentuated the issue, which was already evident when prices were still at USD 100/bbl. To combat...
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Journal of Petroleum Technology 68 (05): 26–29.
Paper Number: SPE-0516-0026-JPT
Published: 01 May 2016
... Efficient Projects in Low-Oil-Price Climate Stephen Whitfield, Staff Writer To survive in the current low-price environment, exploration and production (E&P) companies must better handle the complexities inherent in their projects through practices that promote capital effectiveness and collaboration...
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Journal of Petroleum Technology 68 (03): 94–95.
Paper Number: SPE-0316-0094-JPT
Published: 01 March 2016
... radiation patterns directly related to the hydraulic mechanics and fracture networks Variations in observed complexity of event clouds related to formations Variations in event characteristics related to stress shadows from adjacent prior stimulations Expanding on the first observation, for a number of the...
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Journal of Petroleum Technology 67 (12): 60–61.
Paper Number: SPE-1215-0060-JPT
Published: 01 December 2015
... complex reservoir investment oil sand deepwater complexity liquified natural gas Upstream Oil & Gas cash flow Capital Efficiency execution LNG gas resource government diverse portfolio oil-sand play Offshore Technology Conference asset and portfolio management gas monetization...
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Journal of Petroleum Technology 67 (11): 62–67.
Paper Number: SPE-1115-0062-JPT
Published: 01 November 2015
... dioxide (CO2) and environmental stewardship. While explaining that SPE has no intention to take political positions on the subject with regard to carbon taxes, Meehan said that it does plan to launch programs to figure out ways for the industry to mini- mize CO2 emissions. Project Complexity The Projects...
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Journal of Petroleum Technology 67 (09): 150.
Paper Number: SPE-0915-0150-JPT
Published: 01 September 2015
... from the truth. There is as much science in dissolution of mineral scale as in any other production chemistry discipline. Consider two examples of complexity that exist in this subdiscipline of flow assurance: first, the complex placement challenges that exist in downhole-tubing-scale removal and...
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Journal of Petroleum Technology 67 (07): 80.
Paper Number: SPE-0715-0080-JPT
Published: 01 July 2015
... integration in all senses of the word—technically, operationally, and organizationally. Such end-to-end models may reveal bottlenecks, constraints, and potential flow-assurance issues. While the benefits are manifest, two related issues are worthy of consideration: complexity and piloting. The complexity of...
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Journal of Petroleum Technology 67 (05): 14–18.
Paper Number: SPE-0515-0014-JPT
Published: 01 May 2015
... prices. The reservoir description, which I call the “subsurface plumbing system,” in a forecasting model can range from a simple homogeneous analytical tank model to an unbelievably complex dual porosity, compositional simulation model with one billion grid cells, pseudos ( from endless upscaling), and...
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Journal of Petroleum Technology 67 (03): 98–103.
Paper Number: SPE-0315-0098-JPT
Published: 01 March 2015
...Adam Wilson This article, written by Special Publications Editor Adam Wilson, contains highlights of paper SPE 168976, “Induced Fracture Complexity—When Is It Really Required in Unconventional Reservoir Stimulation?” by Leopoldo Sierra, SPE, and Mike Mayerhofer, SPE, Pinnacle—A Halliburton Service...
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Journal of Petroleum Technology 67 (01): 53–57.
Paper Number: SPE-0115-0053-JPT
Published: 01 January 2015
... project complexity. The goal is to recognize the time and money needed to integrate complex systems, and look for ways to manage those issues. Overruns are also often linked to social concerns that never appear on a project’s list of technical risks. The director for health, safety, security, environment...
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Journal of Petroleum Technology 66 (10): 136–141.
Paper Number: SPE-1014-0136-JPT
Published: 01 October 2014
... 2014 soft competency University soft skill personnel competence technical competency leadership SPE diversity Upstream Oil & Gas competency complexity employment soft competency development TALENT & TECHNOLOGY 136 JPT OCTOBER 2014 The global nature of the workplace in the...

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