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May 2017

The May issue of Oilfield Technology begins by examining the future prospects of the Norwegian Continental Shelf and the Barents Sea. The issue then moves on to cover Innovations in Exploration, Seismic Modelling, Drilling Optimisation, Extended Reach Drilling, Rig Design, Maximising Production, Well Control, Integrity Management, and more.

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Electrifying the Barents Sea
Marius Kluge Foss and Gina Nygard, Rystad Energy, review the state of the upstream industry on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and propose a way to electrify the Barents Sea, the new Norwegian petroleum province.

Looking back in time
Amandine Devilliers, Nicolas Daynac, & Benjamin Durot, Eliis, France, report on the extraction and analysis of complex geobodies in faulted deposits using relative geological time model attributes and spectral decomposition.

Delivering increased CSEM data density
Joshua May, PGS, details a new approach to the acquisition and integration of complementary data, which is designed to provide improved drilling success rates.

The magic of mitigation
Jo Firth and Thomas Elboth, CGG, show how new seismic interference mitigation techniques can eliminate time-sharing and make seismic acquisition significantly more efficient.

This feature showcases technologies designed to handle the harshest conditions faced by the global oil and gas industry. Contributions come from:

  • DNV GL – Under pressure – Narasi Sridhar, Ramgopal Thodla, Colum Holtam, and Feng Gui discuss new developments in the application of corrosion resistant alloys for HPHT wells.
  • C-FER Technologies – Evaluating connection challenges – Kirk Hamilton reviews the evolutionary challenges of today’s oilfield from an OCTG connection evaluation perspective.

Making a connection
Nelson Allen, NOV, USA, reviews an advanced drill-pipe connection designed for lateral and super-lateral wells.

Automating rig operations
Sarah Scharfenberg, Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH, Germany, shows how automated hydraulic rig solutions are increasing operational efficiency in challenging projects.

Optimising the unconventional
Oilfield Technology Correspondent, Gordon Cope, shows how operators have a range of options when it comes to optimising production in unconventional resources.

Getting your DUCs in a row
Andrew Eis, Halliburton, USA, reveals how ageing DUC wells do not need to spoil completions.

Working with waterflood workflows
Tai Lai Wen, Xiang Zhai, Ana Suarez Negreira, Agustin Maqui, and Sebastien Matringe, Quantum Reservoir Impact, and M.A. Lozada, PEMEX, discuss a new technology that introduces a powerful new workflow for near real time waterflood management and production optimisation.

Playing it cool
Alistair E. Gill, P.E., Wild Well Control, USA, discusses a virtual blowout preventer that can save operators time and increase safety when using cryogenic freezing in well control operations.

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