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July 2016

The July issue looks at the prospects for oil and gas operations in the Arctic. This issue also includes a new EXTREME feature, which is dedicated to covering technologies designed to operate in the harshest environments. In addition to this, the issue will feature a Q&A on Completions & Cementing technologies. Other topics covered in this issue include: Hydraulic Fracturing, Drilling Fluids, Joint Protection, Rock Physics and Flow Assurance, Artificial Lift, Well Control, and Mooring Systems.

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World news

Cold comfort
Oilfield Technology correspondent, Gordon Cope, suggests that although Arctic exploration is at a low point, a tremendous array of treasure beckons.

Lessons learned in MPD control
Majid Moosavinia and Martyn Parker, Optimal Pressure Control, A Pruitt Company, discuss the development of a new, compact, fully automated MPD system.

Pushing beyond propping
Terry Palisch, CARBO, USA, presents an overview of proppant technology capabilities in a range of global oil and gas applications.

Step changes in drilling fluid measurement
Hélène Casellas, Emerson Process Management, Tim Røhne Tønnessen & Karl Kristian Olsen, Halliburton, describe how a new technology detects early influxes during drilling.

Oilfield Technology Extreme
Extreme showcases technologies designed to handle the harshest conditions faced by the global oil and gas industry. Contributions include:

  • J.D. Neuhaus – Raising the bar
  • BHR Group – Testing for the unknown
  • Weatherford – Robust barriers for extreme environments

Harnessing hardbanding applications
Bob Miller, Postle Industries, evaluates whether hardbanding practices can save pipe owners money.

Optimising HPHT drilling
David Northrup, Ingevity, USA, highlights the importance of optimising HPHT drilling fluids during the industry downturn.

Moving beyond rules of thumb
Craig Radke, C-FER Technologies, Canada, describes industry initiatives to better understand the effects of wellbore curvature on ESP reliability.

Completions & Cementing Q&A
Oilfield Technology invited three companies to share their insights on a variety of completions and cementing topics. Their feedback covered cement formulation, fracturing, sand control and more. Contributions come from: NOV, Superior Energy Services, and CSI Technologies

Understanding rock properties
Joel D. Walls & Anyela Morcote, Ingrain Inc., & Jack Dvorkin, Stanford University, describe the elastic rock properties revealed by whole core CT scanning of samples from the Wolfcamp formation, Texas.

Revising training techniques
Jeroen Bergevoet, Lloyd’s Register Academy and Ivo Nijhuis, The Well Academy, suggest ways in which oil and gas training must evolve and adapt to the workforce.

Defying the downturn
Regan Miller, InterMoor, USA, explains how innovation can combat the current downturn in the offshore industry.

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