Archive | 2011

E&P boom triggers growing pains in Brazil

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Global and Regional Markets, November/December

Poised to become the largest single offshore market in the world, Brazil is undergoing a major boom cycle, with multinational operator Petrobras leading the way…

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Swellable packers qualified for Valhall

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Completing the Well, November/December

To redevelop the Valhall Field in the North Sea to enable continued production until 2050, BP Norge is increasing the reservoir pressure by waterflooding…

Well control risks on HPHT wells may call for system upgrades

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, November/December

Although much progress has been made in kick detection techniques in recent years, kicks still occur and vary in type, composition…

‘Factory drilling’ boosts ROP with automation

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Innovating While Drilling, November/December

Recent developments in drilling automation processes and software systems have been used to optimize performance in the Chicontepec field development…

Outlook 2012: Despite recession fears, industry on track for promising-to-bullish year

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Features, Global and Regional Markets, November/December

Amid macro-economic uncertainty and market volatility, analysts are putting the industry on a promising-to-bullish track for 2012 as oil prices remain solid, rig counts rise…

LRRS treads fine line within drilling window

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, November/December

The low riser return system (LRRS) is a method for managing wellbore pressures during offshore drilling operations. It works by adjusting the mud level in the marine riser…

Mediterranean drilling looks to promising recovery on the horizon

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Features, Global and Regional Markets, November/December

Situated at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and Asia, the Mediterranean is a microcosm of how geopolitical and economic events can impact oil and gas recovery…

ICS helps structure blowout response plan

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, November/December

To establish an effective blowout response, drilling hazards must be assessed. This article describes how Petrobras is approaching blowout response…

SEMS rule marks new beginning in environmental, safety practices

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, Features, November/December, Videos

Facing an impending deadline, companies from all corners of the industry capitalized on an unprecedented opportunity to help themselves reach a shared goal…

Hydraulic-set packers may boost production

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Completing the Well, November/December

A number justifications can be made for decisions on tool selection for open-hole multistage fracturing. More specifically, what type of packer provides reliable isolation…

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