A deeply buried reservoir – characterised by ultrahigh pore pressures and temperatures – represent a major challenge for both petroleum and drilling engineers. To minimise risk and maximise the collaborative efforts within the project team the operator focuses strongly on integration.
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Despite Yemen’s modest and, as yet not fully explored, oil resources, the country has shown an impressive progress in the business. Since the preliminary geological studies started in the eighties, Yemen has managed to attract significant international interests in oil exploration and field development. Yemen is considered a newcomer in the world of petroleum, but the operating companies predict a promising future, based on their in-house studies and estimates.
Shale oil represents a vast resource of energy. The cost of extracting the oil and the environmental consequences, however, seem to inhibit economic exploitation in the near future.
Inconsistent methods used in the well planning process can result in erroneous decisions that have significant impact on field economics. By using a generic decision support tool, well projects can be ranked and evaluated consistently to take all risks and uncertainties into account.
White chalk, forming spectacular cliffs, is found outcropping in England, Denmark as well as France. For the layman these cliffs are favoured attractions on holidays, for geologists they constitute excellent outcrops for studying the stratigraphy and sedimentology of the chalk as well as being analogues for some of the North Sea fields.
He is the doyen of petroleum geologists. For newcomers, it suffices to say that his name is associated with many of the North Sea’s major play concept discoveries totaling several billion barrels of recoverable oil.