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NOV develops 140-ksi, sour gas-resistant coiled tubing

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National Oilwell Varco (NOV) recently developed 140-ksi specified minimum yield strength (SMYS) coiled tubing, or CT140. Because the target market for high-strength tubing is high-pressure well intervention and completions, sour gas compatibility testing was performed. The testing program verified that while using chemical inhibitors, the tubing/inhibitor system was not susceptible to sulfide stress cracking. In this video from the 2017 SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference in Houston on 21 March, Kevin Elliot, NOV Product Engineering Manager, discusses the development process that was undertaken, as well as the resulting mechanical properties and fatigue life of CT140. For more information about this project, please see SPE 184806, “Development and Compatibility Testing of Coiled Tubing With 140-ksi Specified Minimum Yield Strength.”

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Gender diversity session focuses on setting inclusion goals, moving from talk to action

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Women have traditionally been underrepresented in the oil and gas industry, but many companies and individuals are now working to change that. Increasing the number of women in the industry’s workforce starts with attracting and hiring women into the industry. However, the industry often does a poor job of selling itself and its benefits to women, said Katie Mehnert, Founder and CEO of Pink Petro, an organization that aims to increase gender diversity in the oil and gas industry. Ms Mehnert participated in a panel session on gender diversity at the 2017 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 15 March. In this video from the conference, she explains some of the barriers women still face in the ...

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Considering its complexity, oil and gas industry is not as slow to innovate as many think

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The drilling industry has long been labeled as being slow to embrace new technologies and innovation. However, that may not be an accurate characterization of the industry, Ekaterina Minyaeva, Drilling Automation, Subsurface and Wells Consultant at OTM Consulting, said in a presentation at the 2017 SPE DSATS/IADC ART symposium on 13 March in The Hague, The Netherlands...

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Drilling optimization platform makes recommendations based on real-time well-site data

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Over the past year, Pason Systems and ExxonMobil have been testing a real-time, well-site based software platform for drilling optimization. The system produces performance maps and makes recommendations to the driller based on input from surface sensors. In this video from the 2017 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 14 March, Lars Olesen, Vice President of Product Management for Pason Systems, explains some of the platform’s capabilities and outlines results from deployments in unconventional plays. For more information about this system, please see SPE/IADC 184615, “A Real-Time Well-Site Based Surveillance and Optimization Platform for Drilling: Technology, Basic Workflows and Field Results.”

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