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April 2021

Oilfield Technology’s first issue of 2021 begins with a look at US tight oil’s prospects this year. The issue then moves on to cover completions technology, production forecasting, electric fracturing, sand recovery and more.

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World news

A brighter outlook?
Manash Goswami and Artem Abramov, Rystad Energy, explain why US tight oil’s overhaul in 2020 has positioned the industry for robust future performance.

Maximising annulus integrity
Brett Hrabovsky, Elisabeth Norheim and Andreas Fliss, Archer, Norway, examine the benefits realised from the successful application of cementing technology.

Revitalising mature, shut-in North Sea wells
Bjornar Sneeggen and Sondre Klakegg, Weatherford, Norway, outline a novel solution designed to re-establish well integrity, resume production and reduce non-productive time.

Building data superhighways
John O’Hara and Andrew Penno, Halliburton, explore the emergence of intelligent completions technology.

More reliable production forecasting
David Riffault, Toni Uwaga, Pablo Cifuentes, Adnan Khalid and Rémi Moyen, CGG, explain how multi-scale ensemble-based history matching was used to forecast production for a gas field in Asia.

Amping up fracking activity
Travis Bolt, NOV, USA, explains how electric fracturing will help operators usher in the next generation of performance while delivering responsible, cost-effective frac operations.

Keys to a stronger bottom line
Caroline Linder, Weir Oil & Gas, USA, explains how longer lasting consumables are helping optimise future oil and gas operations.

Innovating against the grain
Adam Calvin, TETRA Technologies, USA, analyses sand recovery challenges and conventional methods.

Doing more with data
Ginger Shelfer, Ambyint, USA, outlines how advanced production optimisation technologies can deliver improved production volumes, lower operating costs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Intelligent inspection
Dr Christina Wang, ABS, USA, demonstrates how machine learning can be applied to asset coating condition assessments.

Refining the method
Alan White and Robert Miller, Clariant, consider the evolution of selection methodology for heavy oil separation treatments.

Tipping the scales in operators’ favour
Tom Swanson, Solugen, USA, considers two scale inhibitor solutions that can positively influence the treatment of produced water from source to disposal or reuse.

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