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March 2017

The March issue of Oilfield Technology begins by providing an overview of the state of the upstream industry in the MENA region. The issue then moves on to cover a variety of topics, including Multi-Client Seismic, Completions, MWD/LWD, Hydraulic Fracturing, Artificial Lift, Subsea Systems, Corrosion/Abrasion Control, and Digital Oilfield.

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MENA on the move
David Bizley, Oilfield Technology, provides an overview of some of the challenges and opportunities facing the upstream industry in the MENA region.

Peering into the Permian
Trevor Coulman, Ron Kenny, Sue Rezai, Alain Viau, and Olivier Winter, CGG, review an integrated project in the Permian basin involving data acquisition, Imaging, reservoir characterisation, and interpretation.

Wiping out workovers
Dave Kimery, Camille Jensen, and Jeff Saponja, Production Plus Energy Services Inc., explain how to avoid intermediate artificial lift and artificial lift challenges.

Lateral thinking
Scott Benzie, Mohawk Energy, examines an expandable system designed to tackle the challenges posed by laterals.

Dispacement demystified
Dr. Hu Dai and Gefei Liu, Pegasus Vertex, USA, explain how to improve displacement efficiency in cementing jobs.

Handling high temperatures
Zhiyue Xu, Lei Zhao, and Carlos A. Prieto, Baker Hughes, review the development of an ultra-high temperature rated elastic carbon composite packer designed for reliable downhole zone isolation.

The evolution of elastomers
Jesse Garner, BASINTEK LLC, explains the evolution of elastomers to combat today’s drilling challenges, achieve optimum performance and reduce NPT.

Beware of the dog!
Alex Hageman and Sudharshan Iyengar, Dover artificial Lift, explain how artificial-lift systems powered by hydraulic jet pumps can help take the ‘bite’ out of wells afflicted by dogleg severities.

The importance of PCPs
Michel Delaville and Gregoire Crotte, PCM, show how progressing cavity pump technologies tackle well production challenges in artificial lift.

Hardfacing for hard times
Andy Ollerenshaw, Cutting & Wear UK, examines new developments in the field of hard-facing technology that offer increased performance and durability.

Moving MWD forward
Carl Healy and James Duncan, Scientific Drilling International (SDI), explain how advances in EM telemetry systems and surveying technology are pushing MWD operations forward.

Well Control Q&A
Oilfield Technology invited Cudd Well Control and Wild Well Control to share their insights on Well Control operations. Their feedback covered areas, including Inspection & Maintenance, Managing Blowouts, Shut-in and Well Kill Procedures, and more.

The changing face of flow control
Steve Busby, Oxford Flow, asks whether the oil and gas industry is ready to change the way it thinks about controlling pressure.

Driving digital transformation
Colin Hickey, Sky Futures, UK, explains why digitisation is the future of asset integrity management.

Taking tickets online
Brandon Chandler, Phoenix DAS, discusses an integrated field ticketing program that can help streamline the entire ticketing and invoicing process.

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