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November 2020

The November/December issue of Oilfield Technology begins by reviewing the state of the North Sea. The issue then moves on to cover Drilling Technologies, Deepwater Operations, Flow Control, and more.

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World news

At the forefront of the energy transition
Jessica Brewer and Kyrah McKenzie, Wood Mackenzie, UK, examine how North Sea operators are embracing ambitious projects on the road to net zero.

Collaboration’s the name of the game
Duncan McAllister, Varel Energy Solutions, USA, and Cody Baranowski, D-Tech Drilling Tools, USA, explain how supplier-to-supplier collaboration contributed to success in a challenging drilling operation.

Getting the right placement
Fraser Cowie, Jayaneethe Naranasamy, and Stephen Forrester, Gyrodata, explore how gyro while drilling technology can improve wellbore collision risk mitigation and well placement in challenging projects.

The fine margins of success
Cory Langford, Scientific Drilling International, USA, discusses how at-bit gamma ray images and continuous inclination measurements enable pro-active geosteering in tight target windows.

The devil is in the detail
Andreas Hofmann and Willem van Strien, SGS, the Netherlands, discuss new technologies for reservoir characterisation and field and facility health monitoring.

Built for the corrode ahead
Larry Chen, Dr Nihal Obeyesekere, Thusitha Wickramarachchi, and Dr Jonathan Wylde, Clariant Oil Services, USA, analyse high temperature stable corrosion inhibitor development for deepwater applications.

Under wraps
Jean-Francois Ribet, 3X Engineering, Monaco, recounts the repair of subsea caissons at a North Sea platform, using composite wrapping.

Combining data and design
Gilberto Gallo, Drillmec, USA, outlines the importance of technology to rig design and improving drilling performance.

A sense of what is to come
Stian Engebretsen, Aurore Plougoulen, and Lars Anders Ruden, Emerson Automation Solutions, describe an IIoT powered digital metering solution, which couples sensors, multiphase meters and virtual flow metering.

All systems are flow
Brian Kettner, Badger Meter, USA, highlights the importance of selecting the right flow meter for oil and gas applications.

Paving new paths in Bremen
Jörg Eitler, NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme GmbH, Germany, highlights a case study in which an electric submersible progressing cavity pump system with a permanent magnet motor was able to convey efficiently and reliably.

The only way to P&A
Maxim Volkov and Luis Perri, TGT Diagnostics, UK, explain how new advances in through-barrier integrity diagnostics can remove uncertainty and improve success in plug and abandonment and slot recovery operations.

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