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Wireless Measurements for Increased Well Workover Productivity

Posted in Oil & Gas, Wireless on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019. No comments yet
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ScienceDirect defines an oil and gas well workover as: …any kind of oil and gas well intervention involving invasive techniques, such as wireline, coiled tubing, or snubbing. It is an expensive process of pulling and replacing a well completion to repair an existing production well for the purpose of restoring, prolonging, or enhancing the production […]

Using a High-speed Oilfield Simulator to Enhance Oilfield Automation

Posted in Oil & Gas on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019. No comments yet
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Author: Michael Thambynayagam, Emerson Distinguished Contributor The oilfield is made up of three constituents: the reservoir, overburden, and surface facilities. Data are acquired from these constituents and archived continuously. The information is continuously used to construct the model of the oilfield that evolves in real time. A prerequisite to oilfield automation is the ability to […]

Automation Innovations for Arctic Oil and Gas Producers

Posted in Oil & Gas on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019. No comments yet
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As we approach the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, it is around-the-clock daylight for oil and gas producers in Alaska’s Arctic region. This situation flips to months of darkness around the winter solstice. These conditions and others pose challenges for these producers. In an Alaska Business magazine article, New Methods of Tackling Old Problems, […]

Perspectives from the Permian Basin

Posted in Oil & Gas on Friday, May 31st, 2019. No comments yet
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A recent West Texas news article highlighted the fact that: …the Permian Basin became the largest producing oil field in the world in April surging past Saudi Arabia’s Ghawar. The Energy Information Administration reports oil production in the Permian Basin at 4.2 million barrels per day in April compared to 3.8 for Ghawar. A great […]

Continuously Monitoring for Pipeline Corrosion

Posted in Oil & Gas on Friday, May 17th, 2019. No comments yet
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The need for pipelines to get oil & gas from producing regions to processing and distribution areas in the global supply chain continues to grow. Monitoring for corrosion is critical to prevent safety and environmental incidents. This 3 ½ minute YouTube video, Roxar FSM Log 48 Area Corrosion Monitor shows how this technology permanently monitors […]