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October 2009

The October 2009 issue of Oilfield Technology includes a keynote article by RSK exploring the financial aspects of the Santos Basin development, whilst GE Oil and Gas provides an overview of industry developments in Brazil. Other features in the issue include exploration software, underbalanced and managed pressure drilling, well intervention and sand control. In addition Oilfield Technology Correspondent, Gordon Cope, discusses the future for unconventional resources.


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Contents

IS SANTOS DEVELOPMENT FULLY FUNDED?
Kirby Wells, Wayne L. Kelley and Richard S. Bishop, RSK (UK) Limited, USA, examine the potential for cost overruns in Santos Basin pre-salt development and the potential strain on the operators’ financial capacity

AN OIL SUPERPOWER IN THE MAKING
Fernando Martins, GE Oil & Gas, Latin America, looks at industry developments in Brazil

SEISMIC DATA FROM START TO FINISH
Abhijeet Narvekar, John Wearing and Jeff Pferd, Petris Technology, Inc., USA, discuss how to find, manage and understand seismic data

THE NEW FRONTIER
Mark Wolfe, Geosoft, Canada, looks at how to explore for oil with gravity and magnetics

THE SMELL OF SUCCESS
Dirk Smit, Shell, The Netherlands, explores new methods to locate hydrocarbons through aerial sensing

MODEL BUILDING
Denis Saussus, Fugro-Jason, The Netherlands, suggests advanced techniques for building accurate and detailed reservoir models

RIGS ON THE MOVE
Ed Adams, Integrated Drilling Equipment Co., USA, discusses ultra fast moving drilling rigs - the next step change in reduction of spud-to-spud cycle times

VERTICAL VS. HORIZONTAL
Rameshchandra Yerramilli and Sanjay Surya Yerramilli, B.Tech Gas Engineering (Upstream), and B.P.Pandey, Dean (COE), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India, compare the productivity of vertical and horizontal wells in an oil reservoir

AN INNOVATIVE INDICES APPROACH
Steve Barton and Kirk Card, NOV ReedHycalog, USA, and Bertrand Cozon, Schlumberger, Angola, discuss the optimisation of directional drilling performance using the innovative indices approach

MPD: OPENING NEW DOORS IN ASIA
Steve Nas, Weatherford International Ltd, Malaysia, and Brian Grayson, Weatherford International Ltd, USA, explain how advancing technology and the capability to drill the undrillable while reducing costs and improving safety are making MPD a key facilitator in the world’s toughest plays - in Asia and beyond

STREAMLINING THE FRAC PACK PROCESS
Bart Waltman, Fong-Fong (Allison) Foo and Marshal Strobel, Halliburton, USA, explore a sand control modelling software that enables frac pack treatments to be conducted without pumping and analysing a minifrac beforehand

DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH
Gordon Cope, Oilfield Technology Correspondent, explores the future for unconventional reservoirs

LET OFF SOME STEAM
Dan Watley and John Dick, Sensornet, UK, describe a system that provides total integrity in EOR thermal recovery wells

THE REPAIR PROCESS
Ray R. Ayers, Stress Engineering Services, Inc., USA, and Armando Rebello, Stress Subsea, Inc., USA, explore a new deepwater pipeline repair capability for deepwater regions

BREAKING NEW GROUND
Peter Tubaas, ABB, Norway, discusses the use of an underwater cable to connect a pump motor to a frequency converter over 30 km away


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