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J Pet Technol 61 (11): 36–38.
Paper Number: SPE-1109-0036-JPT
Published: 01 November 2009
...Harvey Marks Chevron has deep roots in Africa. The company began marketing operations on the continent in 1911 and drilled its first well there in 1958. From these relatively modest beginnings, Chevron's commitment to Africa—as well as that of other major operators—has grown as the continent's...
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Paper presented at the SEG/AAPG/SEPM First International Meeting for Applied Geoscience & Energy, September 26–October 1, 2021
Paper Number: SEG-2021-3583504
... estimated from the Curie depth. We demonstrate our methods in Africa which show good agreement with present-day surface heat flow estimated from multiple geological and geophysical proxy data sets as well as direct measurements of surface heat flow. surface heat flow heat flow exploration...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, October 12–14, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-205782-MS
... samples for North Africa crude oils are collected. Excluding the unreliable data resulted the rejection of more than 100 invalid data point due to high discrepancy in material balance error. Hence 704 Laboratory PVT data point are used for this study. More detailed information on the distribution...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 21–23, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-205869-MS
... Olende Dome field is an onshore asset located approximately 100 km south to southeast Port-Gentil, Gabon, Africa. Olende Dome field is a four-way anticlinal post-salt structure. The field produces from Ozouri reservoir, specifically from Lower Eocene Ozuri formation, which pays zone is around 300...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, August 16–19, 2021
Paper Number: OTC-31166-MS
..., maintenance, or lifetime extension. The work presented is based on such information gathered during a measurement campaign performed on a spread-moored FPSO in West Africa. Measured strain time histories at several locations on the hull have been used to derive the actual fatigue damage endured by the unit...
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Paper presented at the SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, August 2–4, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-207201-MS
... separator, there is still a slow acceptance of this technology in Offshore West-Africa. This work reviewed over ten technical papers and also captured expert views; identifying some of the challenges and potential benefits of subsea separation technologies to deepwater West-Africa. Subsea separation of gas...
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Paper presented at the 55th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 18–25, 2021
Paper Number: ARMA-2021-1599
... Abstract This paper investigates the applicability and operational characteristics of different partial pillar extraction methods for a room-and-pillar coal mining project located in the region of southern Africa. Three partial pillar extraction methods, i.e. the Pillar Splitting method...
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J Pet Technol 73 (05): 28–31.
Paper Number: SPE-0521-0028-JPT
Published: 01 May 2021
...Pat Davis Szymczak Africa is on track to becoming the world’s most populous region by 2023 as growth in the continent’s population surpasses that of China and India; between 2020 and 2040, one in every two births will be African, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The problem...
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SPE Drill & Compl (2021)
Paper Number: SPE-203444-PA
Published: 09 April 2021
...Degaul Nana; Christopher Uba; Carl Johnson; Matthieu Lonca; Jamel Zghal Summary To determine which salt-based cement system (potassium chloride or sodium chloride) was suitable for cementing across halite and anhydrite salt sections in West Africa, eight slurry recipes were tested to assess how...
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Petrophysics 62 (01): 73–88.
Paper Number: SPWLA-2021-v62n1a5
Published: 01 February 2021
...Ting Li; Nicholas Drinkwater; Karen Whittlesey; Patrick Condon In this paper, we examine fluids interpretation techniques in a prolific oil field in offshore West Africa. A sourceless logging program, consisting of logging-while-drilling (LWD) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), resistivity...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, November 17–19, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-202234-MS
... to mitigate major fluid losses. The phase-transforming loss circulation solution was field trialed to combat loss of circulation on critical wells in Middle East and Africa and the applications were discussed below in detailed. If lost-circulation zones are anticipated, preventive measures...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 9–12, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-202813-MS
... Abstract This paper discusses how an organophilic clay-free invert emulsion reservoir drill-in fluid (OCF-IEF-RDF) was customized to successfully break the longest well record in the Middle East and North Africa region and the 4th longest extended-reach drilling (ERD) well globally...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 9–12, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-202839-MS
... of Africa; Phase 3: Wells Plug and Abandonment Barrier placement in accordance to acceptable International's standard. – Cement plug installation and testing – Surface plug installation and testing In any oil and gas field production, the D&A plan is recommended...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 9–12, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-203383-MS
... Abstract Technology gaps to harness source rock or shale, unconventional reservoirs in the Middle East and North Africa pose unique challenges. Carbonate reservoirs, supplying Ca 2+ ions resulting in passivation of traditional magnesium-based water reactive alloy alloys and abundance of H 2 S...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 9–12, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-203444-MS
... Abstract To determine which salt-based cement system [potassium chloride (KCl) or sodium chloride (NaCl)] was suitable for cementing across halite and anhydrite salt sections in West Africa, eight slurry recipes were tested to assess how formation salt contamination would affect slurry...
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Paper presented at the SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting, October 11–16, 2020
Paper Number: SEG-2020-3427506
... source array exploration geophysicist 10 seismic survey reservoir characterization propagation different marine mammal group water depth marine mammal south africa Assessing the environmental impact of seismic surveys in two very different scenarios: South Africa and Brazil Silke Bude*, PGS...
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Paper presented at the SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, August 11–13, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-203702-MS
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Paper presented at the SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability, July 27–30, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199410-MS
... Abstract This paper describes the approach used by an oilfield service company to combine local culture and sporting activities to increase health awareness among its workforce in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Using this approach resonated with the participants to actively engage them...
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Paper presented at the SPWLA 61st Annual Logging Symposium, June 24–July 29, 2020
Paper Number: SPWLA-5011
... ABSTRACT In this paper, we examine fluids interpretation techniques in a prolific oilfield in offshore West Africa. The reservoir rocks are dominated by Cretaceous limestone, with a small fraction of dolomite and siliciclastic minerals. Due to concerns of radiation hazard, the drilling team has...
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Paper presented at the SPWLA 61st Annual Logging Symposium, June 24–July 29, 2020
Paper Number: SPWLA-5068
... the residual oil saturation (SWTT/NMR/core Sor), they are not commonly used in the realms of a deep offshore field development for operational and cost reasons. This paper presents the results of a case study, offshore Africa, from a highly deviated well that intercepts turbiditic sands (high porosity, oil...

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