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October 2016

The October issue of Oilfield Technology takes a look at the state of the upstream industry in Iran. The rest of the issue is packed full of technical articles on: Maximising Production, Deepwater Drilling, Oilfield Chemicals, HPHT, Rig Design, Downhole Tools, Integrity Management, Offshore Challenges, Safety in Hostile Environments, and more.

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Iran’s revival at risk
Ali Al-killidar, GlobalData, UK, explains why political wrangling leaves Iran’s long term future in doubt.

A bit of healthy competition
Ian R. Brown, CDC, Vietnam, examines the changing face of the offshore oil industry and looks at how technology can help it through the downturn.

Enabling optimisation
Amit Kumar, Halliburton, USA, introduces a technology designed to accurately predict well productivity from shale reservoirs.

Heading in the right direction
Roy Baker, Enventure, UK, discusses the benefits of a new generation of solid expandable systems for use in complex directional wellbores.

Oilfield Technology Extreme
Extreme showcases technologies designed to handle the harshest conditions faced by the global oil and gas industry. Contributions include:

  • SKF - Sealing simplified - Tim Rushton demonstrates how improved sealing simplifies wellhead installation in extreme conditions.
  • Drill-Quip - Setting standards for subsea technology - Jim Kaculi describes a pro-active approach to the design and qualification of HPHT subsea wellhead systems and components that set new standards.

Sizing up organosulfur biocides
Wayne H. Dickinson, Cameron Campbell, Igal Maasen and Angela Cooper, Kemira, explain the role of a long-acting organosulfur biocide in controlling reservoir souring.

Keeping it simple
Tim Martin, Ramboll Oil & Gas UK, examines the minimum-facility platform as a stepping stone towards the recovery of small pools in the UKCS.

Downhole tools Q&A
Oilfield Technology invited three companies to share their insights on a variety of downhole tool-related topics. Their feedback covered cementing systems, drilling motors, coiled tubing and more. Contributors include:

  • Geopro Technology
  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Baker Hughes

Nuclear lessons for the North Sea
Martin Worth, Plant Integrity Management, UK, explains how techniques developed by nuclear scientists can be used to improve risk based decisions on ageing North Sea assets.

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