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December 2015

The December issue of Oilfield Technology starts off by reviewing the state of the upstream O&G industry in Australia. The issue then moves on to look at: Reservoir Geoscience, Drilling Optimisation, EOR, Well Control, Proppants and Fracture Conductivity, Riser Design, Health and Safety, and Software Solutions.

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World news

What’s up down under?
David Bizley, Oilfield Technology, takes a look at some of the challenges facing the Australian oil and gas industry.

Keeping an eye on operations
Chris Stearns, Honeywell, provides the key to improving plant performance, reliability and safety.

Navigating narrow drilling margins
Philip Kuentz, Energy Risk Consulting, USA, explains how MPD techniques can improve drilling capabilities.

Making use of monitoring
Peter Duncan, P.h.D, Microseismic, USA reveals how advancements in real time microseismic monitoring are enabling better wells.

A thorough investigation
Nicole Ramsey Braley, Cory Langford, Camilo Mejia and Claudia Amorocho, Weatherford, USA, explain how shale stimulation benefits from enhanced rock and reservoir analysis.

Gaining an understanding
Laura Schwinn, C&C Reservoirs, examines the role of global analogues in understanding and characterising reservoirs.

Handling harsh conditions
Ross Dobbie, SPX, UK, examines increasing pumping reliability in subsea artificial lift applications.

Enhancing reservoirs
Terry Tomlinson, Adrian Finn and Muneeb Nawaz, Costain Natural Resources, UK, give an overview of the use of carbon dioxide in enhanced oil recovery.

Picking perfect proppants
Tihana Fuss-Dezelic, Saint-Gobain, explains ceramic proppant acid dissolution and its implications for well performance.

De-risking offshore installation
Chris Jones, Xodus Group, Australia, explains how the use of detailed global analysis modelling to simulate the installation flexibles and umbilicals can allow for safer offshore operations.

Conducting riser analysis
Emily Middleditch, LR Senergy, gives insight into what companies considering riser and conductor analysis really need.

Deep running availability
Ed Gaude and Rex Bomer, Cameron, USA, reveal how a subsea BOP control system can increase POD availability and reliability to reduce well control related downtime.

Recovering revenue
Savannah Admire, Vulcan Systems, USA, reviews the benefits of advanced disposal solutions for drilling waste.

Safety and security
Nigel Clarke, Boldman, UK, explains how a new design of ballistic test cells is allowing operators to test equipment in safer conditions.

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