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December 2016

The December issue of Oilfield Technology takes a look at the state of the global upstream industry. The rest of the issue is packed full of technical articles on: Well Control, Drilling Optimisation, LWD/MWD, Drilling fluids, Tubulars Equipment & Services, Completions Technology, EOR, Oilfield Chemicals, Subsea Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines.

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World news

On the road to recovery
Marina Ivanova, Douglas-Westwood, UK, gives an insight into the long term opportunities for the global upstream industry.

Working without well data
Nathalie Lucet, Louis Cherel, Beicip-Franlab, and Wissam Chbat, Lebanon Petroleum Administration, explain how seismic reservoir characterisation can be achieved without well data.

Adapting to the new norm
Maurillio Addario, READ Cased Hole, UK, introduces a logging while working solution designed to meet industry demand for cost-efficient technologies.

Working in sync
Michael Konopczynski, Tendeka, USA, discusses the synergy between sand control screens and inflow control devices.

Heavy artillery
Adam Schmidt, The GasGun Inc, demonstrates how a stimulation tool can blast through nearbore damage and improve production in Colombia’s heavy oilfields.

Guiding strategic change
Sebastien Matringe and Jeremy Brown, Quantum Reservoir Impact, present new technologies that increase asset performance.

Low density freeze
Cliff Meade, Carlo Mazello, Wild Well Control, and Kyle Combs, Jeff Watters, David Brown, Larry Watters, CSI Technologies, describe the technology behind a new low-density freezable fluid, for use as a barrier in well freezing applications.

Surfactant selection
Brian Mueller, Linh Do and Oladapo Adejare, Nalco Champion, Wellchem Technologies, USA, describe a methodology for effectively determining the optimal surfactant treatment for hydraulic fracturing operations.

The unsung heroes of oil spill remediation
Tony Gutierrez, Heriot-Watt University, UK, discusses the future for combatting oil spills at sea with the help of microbes and carefully selected dispersants.

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