August 2018 Exclusive Story
U.S. LNG Easing Russia’s Leverage Against Europe
The forces of supply and demand are at work far and wide. While the 4.6 percent growth rate in second-quarter gross domestic product reported by the U.S. Commerce Department may include a temporary surge, industry analysts point to increased crude oil and LNG exports as keys to teeing up a record year for GDP. Other forecasts call for seesaw numbers from depleted domestic and global oil inventories, an uptick in U.S land rig counts, and continued strides in the capabilities of America’s well fracturing fleets.
September 2018 AOGR
Surveying OCTG inventories and assessing how rebounding activity levels are moving the needle on demand expectations are as crucial as the September issue’s expert insights on coping with the repercussions from tariffs on imported steel and pipe. Other reports present how one independent is modifying its casing design program and using low-viscosity wellbore strengthening fluid systems to mitigate challenging water flow issues in the Midland Basin, and survey the latest advancements in tubular alloys, composites, connections, and distribution strategies.
Horizontal Wellbore Construction
Razor-edge drilling and completion technologies are transforming both unconventional and conventional projects. Part three of the series on wellbore integrity and optimizing laterals examines how a Delaware Basin operator is improving IPs and EURs using chemical nanotechnology to push proppant deep into tight formations to better flow oil through natural and induced fractures. Reports also reveal the latest in drilling sidetracks in Appalachian conventional geology utilizing underbalanced coiled tubing technology.
MWD/LWD & Well Logging
Researchers from Texas A&M University present a new methodology for applying temperature measurements and downhole sensors to diagnose flow profiles and allocate production contributions from each hydraulic fracturing stage. Authors also explain how downhole MWD/LWD measurements and real-time modeling of 3-D geosteering enable more precise lateral placement, and how a new workflow that integrates well log and rock mechanics data can simplify the process of picking horizontal landing spots and completion intervals.
Reservoir Modeling and EURs
Industry experts reveal how machine learning and multivariate analytics are improving Permian Basin horizontal well performance based on geologic factors and fluid characteristics, and present extreme limited-entry perforating techniques a Bakken/Three Forks operator is leveraging to stimulate long-lateral horizontals. Reports also show why CO2 EOR is poised for expansion in U.S. conventional and tight oil fields, and detail strategies for improving the infill performance of child wells in high-well-count pad projects.
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