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March 2012

The March issue of Oilfield Technology takes a look at the development of the digital oilfield, seismic processing and interpretation, downhole tools, tubular technology, LWD/MWD, reservoir performance and monitoring and ROVs.


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Contents

EDITORIAL COMMENT

WORLD NEWS

GLOBAL DEEPWATER FORECAST
Jennifer Harbour, Douglas-Westwood, UK, provides a forecast of what’s in store for the global deepwater sector in the coming years.

EXPLORING THE CARIBBEAN
Scott Bowman, Petrodynamics Inc., USA, Ted Stieglitz, Spectrum Geo Inc., USA and Stephen Jagdeo, Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs, Trinidad and Tobago, present an offshore tectonic review for Trinidad and Tobago.

AN OLD FAVOURITE
Farrukh Qayyum and Paul de Groot, dGB Earth Sciences, The Netherlands, explore the uses of the Wheeler diagram in seismic interpretation.

DIGITAL ROCK PHYSICS
Joel D. Wallis, Juliana DeVito and Elizabeth Diaz, Ingrain, USA, examine a new approach to shale reservoir evaluation.

EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY
Narayan Nair and Mark A. Miller, Object Reservoir, Inc., USA, explain how new reservoir engineering software helps rationalise shale gas well performance.

ETHERNET ON THE SEABED
Bjarte Fageraas, OCTIO, Norway, explains how permanent oilfield monitoring (POM) can increase profits, safety and environmental sustainability.

DATA OVERLOAD
Dave Dungate, Tessella plc., UK, explores a new approach to reducing the deluge of real time sensor data from across the digital oilfield.

OPTIMISING PRODUCTION - INCREASING VALUE
Tim Wadle, P2 Energy Solutions, USA, explores new technology and advances in field data collection and management.

HAVE RIG, WILL DIG
Gordon Cope, Oilfield Technology Correspondent, explains how new plays require new rigs and processes.

CREATING EFFICIENCY
Tyson Bridger, Emerson Process Management, Norway, explores the benefits gained from the improving relationship between drilling and geoscience.

CHARACTER FLAWS
Francisco Galvan-Sanchez, Baker Hughes, USA, outlines the company’s new LWD fluid analysis sampling and testing service for reservoir characterisation.

MULTITASKING
Jim Wilson, Halliburton Sperry Drilling, USA, shows how new ‘while-drilling’ tools can save both time and money.

HAYNESVILLE UNCOVERED
Barret R. Summers, Shell Western E&P, USA, outlines the variations in lithology in the Haynesville shale that can be observed using LWD tools.

RESISTIVITY AND GAMMA RAY GUIDANCE
Asong Suh, Scientific Drilling, USA, details the advantages of geosteering horizontal wells using resistivity and azimuthal gamma ray technology.

CUSTODY BATTLES
Trilochan Gupta, Emerson Process Management, Singapore, explains the process of custody transfer on the world’s longest heated and insulated pipeline.

PRODUCT NEWS
A selection of company and product-related industry highlights.


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