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April 2020 AOGR
The industry keeps getting better at predicting and mitigating parent child well interactions. In April, completion and reservoir engineers at Devon Energy detail what they describe as a “breakthrough pressure monitoring technique” that provides real-time perforating efficiency, fracture optimization and interwell communication analyses. Another report looks at how advanced diagnostics are shedding new light on the complex and dynamic downhole processes that occur during well fracturing.
The rapid progression in drilling capabilities continues. Onshore operators are now drilling laterals at rates up to 8,000 feet a day in shale plays, while offshore, wells are spudding this year in water depths pushing 12,000 feet. The April issue looks at why wellbore integrity and drilling efficiency are driving yet another new level of sophisticated mud motors and rotary-steerable capabilities, while-drilling reservoir evaluation systems, as well as next-generation drilling and completion fluid chemistries.
Proactive site security is an important practice for oil and gas producers and operators, as well as service companies and midstream firms. The April AOGR reveals how solar-powered cameras and automated video analysis are helping companies monitor remote well pads and facilities to protect their assets, and shows why intelligent security solutions are robust enough to make economic sense for companies of all sizes.