technology


From SouthStream to TurkStream

Russia's initiative to send gas across the Black Sea to western Europe took firm shape in 2011 when Gazprom set up its subsidiary South Stream Transport (SST), now based in Amsterdam, together with European partners Eni, Wintershall and EDF. At that time the plan was to lay four 32 inch trunklines for SouthStream, making landfall in Bulgaria.


Well intelligence

In a bid to help keep drilling and completion costs down, one company is turning to drilling data to create formation evaluation logs


Keeping it together

Screens are a popular albeit expensive solution to dealing with sand production. Engineers at Saudi Aramco are betting that nanoparticles will keep the sand in the reservoir and oil production flowing.


Picking up after the storm path

Hurricane Harvey caused tremendous damage to the energy capital of Houston in late August and swept through a zone in the Gulf of Mexico that is home to several active offshore pipelines. The BSEE’s deputy regional director talks about ensuring pipeline safety before, during and after a major storm.


Increased capacity in the Permian pipeline

Using drilling and completion techniques honed over the past decade, operators are significantly increasing oil and gas production in the Permian basin. The increased volumes are challenging the area’s carrying capacity and spurring a minor infrastructure building boom.


Sending in reinforcement

Composite technology has gained wide acceptance as a reliable and safe alternative to pipeline repair. Clock Spring is finding new ways to apply it.