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Integrated Reservoir- Modeling Software

Copyright 2015, Society of Petroleum Engineers. Reprinted from the Journal of Petroleum Technology with permission. Baker Hughes announced the release of its JewelSuite 6 softwa...

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Managing Production to Weather the Storm

Copyright 2015, Society of Petroleum Engineers. Reprinted from the Journal of Petroleum Technology with permission. The recent plunge in oil prices has reinforced a number of tr...

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Extending Well Life

Sergey Kotov and Hans-Christian Freitag HOUSTON–Unconventional resources have made the United States the world’s largest oil and natural gas producer, hands down. But if develop...

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On-command reamer allows for digital confirmation of multiple activations, blade status

Expandable reamers were developed to improve efficiencies and reduce risk when drilling through problematic formations in deepwater and other offshore wells. While mechanical an...

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Baker Hughes targets Lower Tertiary trend with integrated completion/production system

Driven by operators’ focus on getting increased production from ultra-deepwater projects, Baker Hughes has engineered the Hammerhead completion and production system. The wellhe...

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Production Technology Purpose-Built For Lower Tertiary

The Gulf of Mexico’s Lower Tertiary plays represent one of the largest prizes of any offshore development in the world. “We believe this is the next frontier for the Gulf of Mex...

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New Service Increases Fracture Area, Boosts Production

Shale’s low permeability means oil and gas molecules move very slowly, often as little as 0.3 m to 0.6 m (1 ft to 2 ft) per year. As a result, for horizontal wells in these rese...

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Coiled tubing offers pre-commissioning tool for deepwater pipelines

John Grover, Andy Barden Baker Hughes As submarine gas pipelines are installed in ever-deeper waters, the challenge of pre-commissioning becomes more complex. For all deepwater ...

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Baker Hughes improves well case tools amid rising P&A activity

Baker Hughes has been improving its technology for cutting and pulling well casing in preparation for a growth in decommissioning activity, Bart Joppe, Baker Hughes' global busi...