Posts Tagged ‘shale gas’

Onshore Direct from the Wellhead Multiphase Flow Measurement

Posted in Flow, Oil & Gas on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017. No comments yet
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Indications keep coming in that the oil & gas production business, particularly in unconventional oil & gas production, continues to improve. This RBN Energy article, Ready To Run – Strong Capex Boost By ConocoPhillips Headlines Early 2018 Guidance is one example of this business improvement trend. The article notes how oil & gas producers have […]

Multiphase Metering for Onshore Oil and Gas Wells

Posted in Flow, Oil & Gas on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017. No comments yet
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U.S. oil production, led by shale production, “…could pass 9.9 million barrels per day in December 2017”, according to Rystad Energy. Oil and gas producers have continued to find ways to reduce capital expenditures on new production and optimize ongoing operational costs. In an E&P article, Multiphase Metering Advances In Onshore Fields, Emerson’s Lars Anders […]

Optimizing Shale Oil and Gas Production

Posted in Oil & Gas on Thursday, September 29th, 2016. One comment so far
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While the news of an OPEC oil freeze increases prices, at least in the short term, they remain well below their levels of a few years ago. The focus for oil and gas producers remains on optimizing their current producing wells at the expense of new drilling. Emerson’s Michael Machuca shared a whitepaper, Optimizing Shale […]

Improving Gas Well Economics via Casing Flow Management

Posted in Oil & Gas, Remote Automation on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016. No comments yet
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According the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the U.S. remains the largest oil & gas producer: [tweet https://twitter.com/EIAgov/status/734716618228535297 ] Shale oil and gas production has significantly helped secure this leadership position since 2012. The downside of shale oil & gas production are the rapid decline rates for the producing wells. In a World Oil article, […]

Improving Capital Efficiency in Well Pad Automation

Posted in Oil & Gas on Friday, December 12th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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A colleague pointed me to an article with an in depth analysis on the reasons behind the drop in oil price over the past several months. This economic climate makes oil & gas production project and operational efficiency even more important. At last summer’s Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC), Emerson’s Michael Machuca presented a paper, […]