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June 2017

The June issue of Oilfield Technology starts off by analysing the state of the upstream oil and gas industry in Latin America. The issue then goes on to cover: Drill Bits, Exploration Technology, Completions & Cementing, EOR, Coiled Tubing, Workovers & Interventions, and more.


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Taking a look at Latin America
Oilfield Technology correspondent, Gordon Cope, provides an overview of state of the upstream oil and gas industry in Latin America.

Ready to rock
Leonhard Ganzer and Jonas Wegner, HOT Microfluidics GmbH, describe how microfluidic solutions using a rock-on-a-chip approach look set to revolutionise IOR/EOR process visualisation.

Software solutions
Julien Carlos, Varel, explains how using an integrated software solution during the bit design process can optimise drilling performance.

Crafting cutters for complex wells
Tom Roberts, NOV, explains how improved cutter and bit technology achieves success in complex wells.

MWD/LWD Q&A
Oilfield Technology invited Halliburton and Baker Hughes to share their insights on MWD/LWD operations. Their feedback covered areas including: geosteering, formation evaluation, and drilling mechanics.

Putting cement to the test
Jessica A. McDaniel, Chris McDaniel, and Travis Baughman, CSI Technologies, USA, discuss the importance of third-party testing of cement blends.

Patching holes in harsh environments
Greg Galloway and James D. Wheeler, Weatherford, discuss how a novel coiled tubing-deployed cased-hole liner helped an operator in Alaska resume its recompletion plans for a shut-in well.

Getting wise to well abandonment
Bill Inglis, Expro, UK, reviews the challenges and opportunities posed by the growth of decommissioning sector.

Tackling production challenges at Troll
Martin Halvorsen, Martin Madsen, and Mathias Vikøren Mo, Statoil, with Ismail Isma Mohd and Annabel Green, Tendeka, explain how AICDs aid enhanced oil recovery on Norway’s Troll field.


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