Halliburton fracs more wells than any other company. It is therefore hardly surprising that a Halliburton company, Landmark, is developing cutting edge tools to optimize the drilling of successful wells in unconventional reservoirs.
M. Jameson, D. Gould, G. Wall and R. Johnson Sabine, Tethys Petroleum
Central Asia represents an exciting frontier for oil exploration, from sub-salt to sub-thrust exploration. The region remains a hive of activity, boasting some of the largest oil and gas fields in the world, including Yolotan (Turkmenistan), Gazli (Uzbekistan) and Karachaganak (Kazakhstan). The implementation of new technology has revealed significant new potential in the Amu-Darya, Ustyurt and Afghan- Tajik Basins.
Hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a vast, new oil and gas resource from very tight rocks. Innovative developments in nanotechnology are poised to make hydraulic fracturing more efficient, accountable, and much safer for the environment.
In a marine geophysical survey, every attempt is made to maintain the streamer at a constant optimum depth. But there are issues involved in selecting that optimum depth; too shallow, and the record tends to be noisy; too deep, and a ghost notch appears in the useful bandwidth of the seismic signal.
An Exploration and Production organisation generates vast amounts of data in order to define and value its subsurface assets. But ultimate value will only be maximised if critical business decisions are made correctly, based upon the knowledge and understanding that data can provide.
The Earth’s resources have been exploited by humans for many thousands of years, but we need to ensure that the integrity and accessibility of important sites and landscapes in the geological heritage are preserved for future generations. Here, one group of enthusiasts from Northern England look at the issues involved and explain how they are trying to ensure that geological sites in their region will continue to be treasured and enjoyed by all.
NEOS GeoSolutions integrates a wide range of geophysical and geological information to produce new 3D models of the earth’s surface, with the aim of helping exploration companies make faster, more informed decisions with less risk.