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November 2009

The November 2009 issue of Oilfield Technology opens with an article by Douglas-Westwood examining the US$ 300 billion offshore operations and maintenance market. Saudi Aramco and Schlumberger look at crosswell electromagnetic tomography and Shell provides the lead feature on enhanced oil recovery. Oilfield Technology interviews Matt Bell, CEO of GEODynamics, about the future of perforating, and the issue also includes technical articles on HPHT challenges, drilling economics, well control and cementing.


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Contents

OPPORTUNITIES IN THE OFFSHORE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE MARKET
Thom Payne, Douglas-Westwood Ltd, UK, examines the US$ 300 billion market that is vital in ensuring offshore production targets are met

BRIDGING THE GAP
Alberto F. Marsala, Saleh Ruwaili, Shouxiang Mark Ma, Zaki Ali and Muhammad Buali, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia, and Jean Marc Donadille, Steve Crary and Mike Wilt, Schlumberger, Saudi Arabia, USA and UAE, explore how crosswell electromagnetic tomography is effective for interwell resistivity mapping at the widely spaced wells of Haradh.

TAKING ON THE ENERGY CHALLENGE
Val Brock, Shell International EP, The Netherlands, examines key success factors for EOR implementation

AN AUTOMATIC ASSET
Wim van Meijeren, NAM, and Ron Schoemaker, Yokogawa Europe, The Netherlands, describe the system used to automate the Groningen gas field

THE FUTURE OF PERFORATING
Oilfield Technology asks Matt Bell how GEODynamics is faring in the current economic climate and his predictions for the future

BEYOND THE BIT
Cary Maurstad, Varel International, USA, and Bruno Cuillier, Varel International, France, explain how bit manufacturers look beyond the bit to deliver improvements in drilling economics

RIDING THE WAVE IN UNCONVENTIONAL DRILLING
Graham Miller, GE Energy, UK, and Jonathan Lee, GE Energy, USA, explore electromagnetic wave measurement while drilling

MODELLING EXTREME CONDITIONS
Bjørn-Tore Anfinsen and Inge Mosti, SPT Group, Norway, discuss the importance of advanced dynamic ECD and well control models in HPHT drilling

TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN TRAINING
Barry J. Cooper, Well Control School, USA, outlines the advantages of e-learning

IN CONTROL OF DEEPWATER COMPLETIONS
Errol Sonnier, Tesco Corporation, USA, describes a multiple control line running system for installing deepwater completions

ZONAL ISOLATION FOR THE FUTURE
Anthony Badalamenti, Halliburton, looks at how to prolong the life of a wellbore with an integrated approach to zonal isolation

MONITORING THE HEAT
Bryan Simmons, BJ Services Co., USA, discusses the effect of temperature on conductor and surface casings in HPHT wells

REACHING TOTAL DEPTH
R.L. Colvard and Michael LoGiudice, Weatherford International Ltd, USA, discuss how a deepwater cementing and liner hanger system expands well construction

THE ROLE OF DEFOAMERS
Jim Arduino, Dan Detter and Ted Gammon, Kemira, USA, discuss the importance of a properly selected defoamer for cementing applications


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