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November 2018

The November issue begins by taking a look at the state of the upstream sector in Southeast Asia. The issue then moves on to cover a range of topics, including: Drilling Tools, Reservoir Characterisation, Completions Technology, Pumps & Compressors, Flow Control, Drill Bit Design and more.

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World news

Is Southeast Asia’s upstream missing out on higher prices?
Elisabeth Murphy and Yao Wu, ESAI Energy, LLC, USA, discuss the region’s efforts to drive up investment – and drive down reliance on imports.

Multi-disciplinary discrimination
Romain Baillet and Nicolas Desgoutte, Beicip-Franlab, France, discuss the use of discriminant analysis in seismic inversion on multi-disciplinary projects.

Reducing operational risk
Tristam Horn, DeltaTek, UK, explores new technologies designed to save rig time and optimise drilling operations.

Optimising hydraulic fracturing operations
Mostafa Shahin, MAP Oil Tools Inc., USA, explains how new frac sleeve technology can provide limitless stages across various completion challenges.

Shifts in seismic technology
O. Valishin, Sercel, France, discusses developments in borehole seismic technology.

Simplifying data sorting
Ali Karimi, Jeremy Ma, Hanna Lee, Hamed Darabi, and David Castiñeira, Quantum Reservoir Impact, explore the practical applications of AI for drilling.

Practice makes perfect
Claire Kennedy Platt and Michael Rossing, NOV, USA, report on the testing of customised solutions aids in milling and intervention operations.

Enhancing well allocation
Alick MacGillivray, TUV SUD NEL, UK, explains how shared well allocation methods could be costing operators dear.

Drill Bit Design Q&A
Oilfield Technology invited experts from BHGE, Ulterra, and Varel to share their knowledge on a variety of drill bit design topics.

A breath of fresh air
Pete McGuigan, Parker Hannifin, UK, outlines holistic gas turbine air intake system designs.

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