Onshore/Offshore Facilities

The impact of orphan wells, both on the environment and on tightening budgets, is a growing concern in the industry. Boom times result in a vast uptick in wells drilled. In bust times, when companies disappear, the liability outlook for these probes gets murky and federal and state governments start looking for answers.
The authors present a monoethylene-glycol-sensing system and validate it in a specially constructed flow loop.
The paper highlights key learnings in well and reservoir surveillance analysis and optimization that have been developed using early production data from the Wheatstone project offshore Australia.

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