JPT January 2022 Issue

January 2022 cover of JPT

On the Cover
The Kyalla wellsite near Daly Waters at the Beetaloo exploration project at the start of fracture stimulation to test the well’s potential in 2020. Source: Origin Energy.

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Monthly Features
Guest Editorial
Case Study
Salary Survey
President's Column
  • Staying ahead of our own unpredictable curves professionally and personally is impossible, but the result is generally and thankfully a mix of highs and lows. JPT’s editorial and production staff wish you the best in 2022.
SPE News
EOR Modeling
  • Statistics are important in knowing where the sharp minds of SPE members are investing their energies. Typically, this is also in proportion to what those members need. Hence, it is noteworthy that more than a fifth of the papers were about CO2-based EOR, indicating not only renewed interest but also the motivation for carbon capture, use, and storage.
Mature Fields and Well Revitalization
  • The highlight of this year’s feature on mature fields and well revitalization has been the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for analysis of mature assets. Many paper proposals studied using AI/ML techniques cover a wide range of topics including optimization of production operations, faster reservoir characterization of mature f…
Well Integrity
  • Against a backdrop of global uncertainty and challenging economics, well integrity subject-matter experts have continued to prioritize human and environmental safety in production while pivoting their skills toward areas of growing importance such as carbon capture and sequestration. New technologies and simulation methods have allowed the authors of the three SPE pap…
Digital Data Acquisition
  • This third installment of the Digital Data Acquisition Technology Focus will focus on computer vision for improved data acquisition. Computer vision is defined as a field of study that seeks to develop techniques to help computers “see” and understand the content of digital images such as photographs and videos.

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