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April 2016

The April issue of Oilfield Technology looks at the state of the upstream industry in the Gulf of Mexico. This issue, which will receive a bonus circulation at OTC, covers a variety topics, including: Offshore Challenges, Deepwater Operations, Drilling Fluids, Downhole Tools, Cementing & Completions, HPHT, Offshore Pipeline Services, Pumping Technology, Decommissioning/P&A Operations, and more.

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World news

Ongoing opportunities
Lisa Defalco, The EIC, North & Central America, reviews the short and long term opportunities available in the Gulf of Mexico.

Investigating downhole dynamics
Andrew Buzinsky, Canada, and Tore Sorheim, Norway, Trican, explain how downhole data are shedding light on tool dynamics and reducing non-productive time.

Furthering fishing efficiency
Jay Motley and Claire Kennedy, NOV, USA, introduce fishing technology that helps cut non-productive time by reducing friction and striking forces.

X-ray imaging innovations
Sergey Feoktistov, Visuray, describes how x-ray imaging is enabling well intervention success.

Cementing insurance
Sverre Bakken and Jens Peter Wessel Holst, Archer, discuss a system for cementing operations that is designed to combat losses caused by weak formations.

No cement? No problem
Brian Sidle, Welltec, USA, describes methods for ensuring lower cost well integrity.

The path to enhanced production
Ian Donald, Enpro Subsea, UK, explains how a next generation subsea enhanced production system is providing operators with the flexibility they need to optimise life of field.

Widening weather windows
Karen Mutch, Hayley Yule and George French, ACE Winches, UK, explain how active heave control systems can increase operational weather windows in offshore operations.

Averting offshore accidents
Ross Atherton, Ingersoll Rand, USA, demonstrates how advanced lifting technology can maintain personnel safety without increasing costs.

Maintaining safety in a tough environment
Allan Cameron, Sabre Safety, UK, looks at how specialist suppliers are improving processes to maintain competitiveness and safety.

A regulated horizon
Chad Fuhrmann, MAC, USA, underlines the ways in which dynamic positioning is being revolutionised.

Modelling multiphase flow
Marc Laing, NEL, UK, explains how using computational fluid dynamics ensures pipeline integrity.

Stepping towards a sustainable future< br />Mohsen Shavandi, DNV GL, USA, outlines the numerous challenges associated with HPHT subsea designs.

Making the most of rigs
Dan Cook, Ward Leonard, USA, shows how component selection affects drawworks performance in static lift operational mode.

Lowering pulsations at the pump
Richard Belz, Weatherford, Mike Almond and Joe Sparkman, Unit Drilling Company, explain how a five-cylinder mud pumping technology is lowering operating expenses for rigs drilling long horizontal wells in unconventional plays.

Reliable downhole data
Amer Kassab, GE Oil and Gas, UK, describes how operators are now benefiting from reliable delivery of ESP downhole data despite electrical system faults.

Banishing oilfield bacteria
George Nagle, BWA, USA, provides an overview of existing biocide programmes used in well maintenance.

Perfecting perforations
Frank Preiss, DynaEnergetics, Germany, presents a cementing technology designed to lower abandonment costs.

Developing decommissioning
Andy Small, Xodus, UK, examines the geotechnical considerations for decommissioning subsea infrastructure.

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