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February 2019

The February issue begins by taking a look at the state of the upstream industry in Australia. The issue then moves on to discuss Drilling Tools, MWD/LWD, Rig Design, Oilfield Chemicals, Flow Control, Integrity Management and more.

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World news

Making the most of it
Bernadette Cullinane and Nye Hill, Deloitte, discuss Australia’s ongoing move from oil to gas and what may lie ahead in the next year.

A new generation
John Clegg, Weatherford International, USA, reviews the development of the latest RSS tools.

It takes two
Adrian Ledroz, Gyrodata, USA, explains why gyro and magnetic surveys should be combined for maximum accuracy.

Pulling the plug
Andreas Fliss, Elisabeth Norheim and Roar Pedersen, Archer, Norway, explore the use of retrievable bridge plugs to optimise well operations.

Striking a balance
Bryan Steger, Emerson Automation Solutions, USA, explains how combining the use of control valves and pressure regulators can help operators achieve total system efficiency balance.

This feature showcases technologies designed to handle the harshest conditions faced by the global oil and gas industry. Contributions come from:

CERATIZIT - Making the most of materials - Philippe Strebler, Luxembourg, discusses the potential of cemented tungsten carbide to optimise performance in the upstream industry.
AGC Chemicals Americas - Out in all weathers - Winn Darden, USA, examines how corrosion-resistant FEVE-based coatings extend the life of offshore oilfield structures.

Optimising well operation
Gunnar Hviding and Martin Bennetzen, RESMAN AS, Norway, review the applications of intelligent chemical tracers for data collection.

Decommissioning: driving innovation
Alejandro Alcala and Alexi Baker, Leyton UK, discuss the new technologies and opportunities designed to optimise the decommissioning of offshore assets.

A digitised future
Remco van der List, GustoMSC, The Netherlands, explores some recent technologies developed as part of the digital transformation of the offshore industry.

Simplifying system management
Matthew Treida, Weir Oil & Gas, USA, discusses how single large-bore systems are helping to optimise frac site operations.

Taking AIM to the upstream sector
Dave Maguire, Metegrity, explains how the right asset integrity management (AIM) technology can digitalise processes and deliver actionable intelligence for improved profitability.

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