Issue: March 2023

SPECIAL FOCUS: Sustainability

Expanding the limits of enhanced oil recovery

During a recent project in the Middle East, an operator required isolation of non-producing perforations to reduce water production and deliver more efficient hydrocarbon recovery. Coretrax deployed its ReLineWL rigless expandable straddle which eliminated the requirement for a rig, delivering an efficient solution to production optimization.

Measurement of CO2 throughout the carbon capture utilization and storage chain

Although progress has been made reducing fossil fuel consumption, crude oil and natural gas will be a significant energy source for many decades to come. Therefore, reducing associated CO2 emissions is crucial to controlling the release of GHGs into the atmosphere. CCUS is regarded as one of the best solutions to slowing climate change.

The energy transition: Challenges and opportunities

Digital adoption, collaboration and industry leadership will shape the future of energy operations.

ADC Energy uses experience to propel rig reactivation

Market demand for drilling rigs ramps up after years of dormant activity when many were stacked for storage. Ensuring that these still have the right specifications and are fit for purpose following reactivation can be a challenge requiring technical experience and expertise.

Hybrid solutions enable natural gas power generation for reliable, on-demand performance

Drilling contractors and operators have more options than ever before to reduce their diesel fuel costs, without sacrificing performance. Creating an integrated and fuel-flexible hybrid power solution offers sustainability benefits and stability that’s required in the oil field.

Drilling technology: New ML-based drilling system recommender app demonstrates AI’s inherent value to well construction

As ML applications become easier to access and use, they are setting the stage for rapid scaling across the E&P industry to assist the human decision-making process. A new ML-based drilling system recommender illustrates how this scaling is improving drilling performance and reducing energy extraction costs.

Coiled Tubing Technology: How to plan a Coiled Tubing Drilling campaign

CTD can be very cost-effective in developing mature fields. Through careful planning, the benefits of underbalanced drilling—and the increased production it delivers—can be achieved for less than the cost of sidetracking existing wells, using a conventional drilling rig.

Deepwater/Subsea Technology: Harnessing tie-back engineering techniques to accelerate production

A cross-sector collaboration between suppliers and project partners to design rigs at the concept stage for tie-back will be beneficial. This approach enables the industry to move from sequential development stages toward simultaneous drilling and platform construction to accelerate timelines.

Cybersecurity: Why cyber security is critical to a successful energy transition

DNV outlines how energy companies must address the increasingly common, complex and creative cyber threats facing their organizations.

Cybersecurity: Upstream risk mitigation starts with cybersecurity

It has become apparent that securing the industry against cyber criminality is a priority, to mitigate the existential threat to business functionality. There are a multitude of actions that operators can take to achieve battle-readiness in this era of unprecedented instability.

First Oil

TotalEnergies’ Pouyanné takes balanced approach, citing energy security

What's new in exploration

Dinosaurs, CO2 and Quantum

Drilling advances

Engineering through the noise

Water management

The complexity of produced water management (Produced Water Society)

Executive viewpoint

Oilfield mindset shifts to quality over quantity

The last barrel

Striking a balance

Industry at a glance

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