JPT April 2022 Issue

April 2022 JPT cover

On the Cover
Pseudo dry gas opens the possibility of developing remote stranded-gas fields by making it possible to build far longer tiebacks and ultimately produce more gas. Source: Worley.

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Monthly Features
President's Column
  • Geopolitics have led to nearly historical highs in gas and oil prices. The underinvestment in upstream oil and gas has strongly impacted both production capacity and record-low reserve discoveries. Addressing these issues among others, IPTC in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was a strong start for SPE this year. To determine the right path forward after the discontinuation of t…
Natural Gas Processing and Handling
  • Data science continues to provide solutions for unconventional-well challenges. But innovative combinations of proven technologies also are delivering improved success in artificial lift wells. The articles I have selected for this feature provide details on these achievements. But can the learnings from one type of completion improve success in other types of complet…
Heavy Oil
  • Heavy oils are characterized by high density, high viscosity, and high-heavy-fraction components. Because of high viscosity and lower API gravity than conventional crude oil, primary recovery of some of these crude oil types requires thermal stimulation of the reservoirs.
History Matching and Forecasting
  • This year’s history matching and forecasting selections, made by reviewer Gopi Nalla of DeGolyer and MacNaughton, reflect the importance of accurate and innovative methodology in the approach toward development of unconventional or challenging plays, from tight oil to highly heterogeneous gas fields to coalbed methane.