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Energy’s Struggle with Rapidly Changing Roles, Responsibilities, and Reputation

Copyright 2014, Society of Petroleum Engineers. Reprinted from the Journal of Petroleum Technology with permission. Almost every aspect of modern society is supported or influen...

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Water treatment system enables flowback reuse

It has been more than a decade since the oil and gas industry cracked the code that launched the North American shale boom. Along the way, breakthrough technologies have helped ...

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Lowering friction takes CT to TD in extended-reach laterals

The past two decades have seen impressive advances in drilling and completion technologies, allowing E&P companies to extract oil and gas from deep, tight reservoirs that conven...

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JPT Technology Applications

Chris Carpenter, JPT Technology Editor Frac-Pack Solution In low-permeability reservoirs or formations with drilling-induced damage, highconductivity frac-packs can enhance prod...

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JPT Technology Update

The rapid growth of unconventional oil and gas production in the past decade is largely a result of advances in horizontal drilling techniques that allow longer laterals to reac...

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StageWatch Technology Applications

Chris Carpenter, JPT Technology Editor Fracture-Analysis Service Baker Hughes introduced its StageWatch fracture-analysis service to collect the sound reservoir data needed to g...

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Ultra-HPHT perforating system opens access to untapped reservoirs

Originally appeared in World Oil® SEPTEMBER 2014 issue, pgs 45-49. Posted with permission. As the global demand for energy continues to grow, operators are faced with accessing ...

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Fully Integrated In-Well and Subsea Systems Provide Optimal Recovery from Subsea Fields

Low recovery rates from subsea fields are a key industry concern. To meet this challenge, fully integrated in-well and subsea production systems were designed to reduce costs an...


Seize the Opportunity

Reprinted from September 2014 Hydrocarbon Engineering Magazine. Strategies have been developed to overcome desalting challenges of heavy crudes, including new chemical technolog...

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Video: Baker Hughes STEM event sparks student interest in oil and gas industry

More than 20 middle and high school students spent a day last week at the Baker Hughes Drill Bit Facility in The Woodlands, Texas, to learn about the oil and gas industry and ca...