Designed Screen-Outs Offer Operators A Tool For More Productive Wells

As part of his role at the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council, Midcontinent Regional Lead, Jeremy Viscomi contributes his monthly TECHCONNECTIONS column to the American Oil and Gas Reporter

Recently, I came across an article in the Hydraulic Fracturing Journal that highlighted why, in certain cases, a screen-out is not necessarily a bad thing. The article, by BP’s Prue Smith, explains that during conventional hydraulic fracturing operations, the term “screen-out” can carry a very negative connotation associated with additional cost, complexity and time. However, during “frac pack” operations, two screen-out events not only are planned for, but constitute integral parts of a successful outcome. A tip screenout (TSO) is designed to increase the average fracture conductivity, and a wellbore screen-out during the packing phase of operations is designed to ensure the pack’s quality. READ THE REST HERE

SPE Conference Points To The Future Of Oil Recovery

As part of his role at the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council, Midcontinent Regional Lead, Jeremy Viscomi contributes his monthly TECHCONNECTIONS column to the American Oil and Gas Reporter

The Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Improved Oil Recovery Conference in Tulsa is a biennial tradition that spans more than 40 years and has become a must-attend event for those working in and around improved oil recovery operations. The 2018 conference chair, and former Tech Connections columnist, Lance Cole introduced this year’s conference theme of acceptance, perseverance and disruption as the keys to enhancing the future of improved oil recovery. Cole highlighted how acceptance captures the idea of coming to terms with realistic oil prices, and that waiting on higher prices to embrace technology was not ultimately profitable in the long-term. READ THE REST HERE

Technology Roadmap Considers R&D Challenges For the Next Decade

As part of his role at the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council, Midcontinent Regional Lead, Jeremy Viscomi contributes his monthly TECHCONNECTIONS column to the American Oil and Gas Reporter

The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council and the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America have had a strong relationship for many years. RPSEA has been responsible for helping fund and develop safe and environmentally sensitive technologies that support the U.S. oil and gas industry, and PTTC has been responsible for transferring that technology to
industry. Together, both organizations have been supporting the U.S. oil and gas industry for more than 20 years. Now, with the recent publication of the oil and gas technology roadmap, Keeping it Going For the Long Haul–The Easy Stuff is Gone, PTTC and RPSEA look forward to continuing to provide U.S. operators with access to the latest technology and best practices from some of the industry’s best minds. READ THE REST HERE

Women In Industry Key Players In Technology, Knowledge Expansion

As part of his role at the Petroleum Technology TransferCouncil, Midcontinent Regional Lead, Jeremy Viscomi contributes his monthlyTECHCONNECTIONS column to the American Oil and Gas Reporter

Last month, I wrote about an article published in the January Hydraulic Fracturing Journal. January’s issue showcased women in hydraulic fracturing. Soon after, at the 2018 Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference in the Woodlands, Tx., I had the pleasure to attend a reception that celebrated and recognized each author. At the event, Journal editor and event emcee Ali Daneshy highlighted the importance of showcasing women in the oil and gas industry. He said his goal was to emphasize how people in the industry already knew that women were making significant technological contributions, and to demonstrate the need to involve women more fully to allow the industry to benefit from their creative technical ideas. READ THE REST HERE

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