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January 2019

The January issue of Oilfield Technology begins by taking a look at the state of the upstream industry in West Africa as the region adapts to life with lower oil prices. The issue then moves on to discuss: Drilling Tools, Completions & Cementing, Subsea Technology, Workovers & Interventions, Corrosion, HSE, EOR, and more.

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World news

West African renaissance or a false start?
Alan McCrae, Chris Bredenhann and Adrian Del Maestro, PwC, provide an overview of the state of the upstream sector in West Africa.

All’s well that ends well
Lyndsay Harley, Coretrax, UK, examines new technologies aimed at maximising wellbore clean-up and debris recovery.

Geosteering a new way forward
Richard Stevens, AnTech Ltd, UK, provides an introduction into geosteering CTD: using the drill bit as a sensor.

Under (wireless) control
Katie Poché, John Hebert, and Quinton Elliott, Frank’s International, discuss the use of wireless control systems for added safety on the rig floor.

Steering clear
Mat Castaneda, Oceaneering, explains how centralised shoreside risk-management programmes can protect pipelines from vessel threats.

Cutting down copper loss
Neil Douglas, Viper Innovations Ltd, UK, discusses the role of line insulation monitors in reducing the loss of copper from conductors.

An organic approach to oil recovery
Kenneth J. Gerbino and Dr. Colin Hill, Titan Oil Recovery, USA, explain how a new organic approach to oil recovery is providing benefits for operators.

Have your cake and eat it
Robin Shields, Nalco Champion, UK, explores the use of polymer flooding in offshore assets for mobility control and greater sweep efficiency.

Ensuring integrity
Danny Constantinis, EM&I, Malta, explores the future of integrity management.

Balance of probability
Mahmoud Aboelatta, Wood, USA, explains how probability-based Bayesian networks are helping to manage integrity and reliability risk in the subsea sector.

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