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The Truth about the Drilling Break The Truth about the Drilling Break The Truth about the Drilling Break The Truth about the Drilling Break

Every so often, drillers encounter a sudden increase in the rate of penetration. This is referred to as a drilling break. The actions taken...
The Unique Challenges of Coal Bed Methane Production The Unique Challenges of Coal Bed Methane Production The Unique Challenges of Coal Bed Methane Production The Unique Challenges of Coal Bed Methane Production

Coal bed methane is basically natural gas produced from coal beds. Conventionally, natural gas is produced either from gas wells or as...
The Challenges of Shipping and Distributing Liquefied Natural Gas The Challenges of Shipping and Distributing Liquefied Natural Gas The Challenges of Shipping and Distributing Liquefied Natural Gas The Challenges of Shipping and Distributing Liquefied Natural Gas

LNG is a liquid form of natural gas. It is converted into liquid form by cooling it below minus 163 degrees Celsius. It is a green fuel as...
Oil Sands: An Emerging Black Gold Oil Sands: An Emerging Black Gold Oil Sands: An Emerging Black Gold Oil Sands: An Emerging Black Gold

Oil sands are a potential source of hydrocarbon based products such as heavy crude oil, heavy bituminous base oil, etc. Oil sands are a...
Well Spacing - Challenges and Opportunities Well Spacing - Challenges and Opportunities Well Spacing - Challenges and Opportunities Well Spacing - Challenges and Opportunities

Government regulations are stringent on well spacing, as the key objective of well spacing is to achieve maximum individual well...
Dry Hole Explained in 6 Common Questions and Answers Dry Hole Explained in 6 Common Questions and Answers Dry Hole Explained in 6 Common Questions and Answers Dry Hole Explained in 6 Common Questions and Answers

A dry hole is a term used to refer to any well that does not contain oil or natural gas in quantities sufficient enough to pay for the cost...
The Numerous Functions of the Drilling Fluid The Numerous Functions of the Drilling Fluid The Numerous Functions of the Drilling Fluid The Numerous Functions of the Drilling Fluid

The drilling fluid faces a risk of contamination each time it embarks on its journey downhole. All these tend to change the properties of...
How Hydrocarbon Reservoirs Are Formed: The Rock Cycle How Hydrocarbon Reservoirs Are Formed: The Rock Cycle How Hydrocarbon Reservoirs Are Formed: The Rock Cycle How Hydrocarbon Reservoirs Are Formed: The Rock Cycle

Rocks are constantly being changed from one igneous to sedimentary to metamorphic. The oil and gas industry is most concerned with...
Grasping the Concept of Rock Permeability Grasping the Concept of Rock Permeability Grasping the Concept of Rock Permeability Grasping the Concept of Rock Permeability

In this friendly introduction to the concept of rock permeability, we discover how tiny pores within the rock allow fluids such as oil,...
The Different Ways of Perforating a Well The Different Ways of Perforating a Well The Different Ways of Perforating a Well The Different Ways of Perforating a Well

Well perforation is a critical aspect of well completions. They provide a path of communication between the reservoir and the wellbore as...