CATEGORIZED | News

Service companies announce new valve, shale team at SPE annual meeting

Posted on 28 September 2008

The valve can be used either in simple intervention avoidance applications or in more versatile advanced reservoir management choking applications. For the choking application, the HS-ICV can be accurately positioned using the company’s Accu-Pulse incremental positioning module; alternatively, in dry tree applications, it can be positioned using its surface positioning technology. In either application, optional onboard position sensors track and provide real-time confirmation of the movement of the flow trim.

At a separate press event, BJ Services announced it has formalized its global shale technology team. The team will include experts focused on the research, development and delivery of shale technology solutions to customers operating in shale oil and gas reservoirs throughout the world. It will support BJ’s regional teams currently in place.

“As operators are able to economically produce the deeper, hotter, lower permeability wells, BJ Services has focused more of its efforts on understanding and engineering best practices and technologies to meet new completion challenges,” said Randy LaFollette, BJ manager of shale technology.

The team is based at the corporate Technology and Research Center in Tomball, Texas, and focuses on understanding the reservoir stresses and rock-pore system properties before recommending a fit-for-purpose completion technique. The group works with regional teams in gathering data, performing field studies and developing a network of solutions to the challenges of shale oil and gas reservoirs.

Leave a Reply

*

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 21 November 2014

    Statoil cancels Stena Carron rig contract offshore Angola

    Statoil has decided to cancel the Stena Carron rig contract after fulfilling the work commitments in the Statoil-operated blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola...

  • 19 November 2014

    Stepwise approach guides Statoil’s North American onshore path

    When Statoil entered the North American onshore industry in 2008, it was a non-operator in a joint venture (JV) with Chesapeake in one shale play. Since then, Norwegian-based…

  • 18 November 2014

    Stilley: Despite challenging outlook, opportunities are plenty in the long term

    Opportunities abound for the drilling industry even in an environment of high costs and falling oil prices, Randall D. Stilley, President & CEO of Paragon Offshore, said...

  • 18 November 2014

    In well control, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

    It has been more than four years since Macondo, and the long-term effects of the oil spill are still being determined. “Oil is a natural substance that can be degraded...

  • 18 November 2014

    Plaisance: Well Control Institute evaluating priority topics

    The Well Control Institute (WCI) Board of Directors convened on 11 November in New Orleans. Moe Plaisance, who recently retired from Diamond Offshore Drilling, has...

  • Read more news