JPT October 2021 Issue

JPT October 2021 cover

On the Cover
An engineering concept for a 400‑MW green-hydrogen production platform designed for the North Sea. Such a platform is considered critical to delivering economies of scale for offshore hydrogen. Source: Tractebel Engineering GmbH/Tractebel Overdick.

Monthly Features
Guest Editorial
President's Column
SPE Members
  • SPE welcomes 158 members into the Legion of Honor recognizing 50 years of consecutive membership in the Society. Each honoree is bestowed Lifetime membership and annual VIP registration to ATCE to mark the milestone achievement. The honorees are listed below under their respective sections.
Offshore Drilling and Completion
Artificial Lift
  • Do you know how many of your organization’s wells are artificially lifted? Or, more importantly, do you know what fraction of your production volumes are dependent on artificial lift? I would wager that the percentages are higher than you would expect, and I encourage you to seek out that information and share it.
Data Analytics
  • The oil and gas industry generates vast amounts of data that, if properly leveraged, can generate insights that lead to recovering hydrocarbons with reduced costs, better safety records, lower costs associated with equipment downtime, and reduced environmental footprint. Data analytics and machine-learning techniques offer tremendous potential in leveraging the data.
Sand Management
  • A few technology trends are becoming apparent. There is a move to gravel pack longer and longer horizontal sections. It is now possible to pack more than 7,000 ft with zonal isolation. Through-tubing sand-control remediation continues to evolve. Sand consolidation is moving toward nanoparticles, with a promise of better regained permeability. Further strides have been…

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