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SPECIAL REPORT: NEXT GENERATION WIRELINE LOGGING TECHNOLOGY FOR MODERN OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS

Foreword W

ELL INTEGRITY management has become

management solutions. In our second article,

a major area of focus over the last five years.

we examine the effect this has had on offshore

With drilling companies looking to extend the life

operations, and how the spill helped spark a

of existing oil fields while simultaneously pushing

revitalization of technology.

into deeper and more hostile areas, the demands

From then on, we focus on developing trends in the

on wireline logging equipment are growing. The

market and where this might go in the future. Modern

next generation of technology will have to provide

oil exploration creates multiple challenges from ageing

more accurate information and minimize operating

infrastructure, ultra-deepwater, high temperature and

costs while being able to endure extreme depth

pressures and deviating wells. With each of these,

and harsh conditions.

the challenge is to find applications which allow

In the first article in our report, Marvin Rourke of GOWell International explores some of the key

wirelines to operate at maximum performance while simultaneously minimizing the cost.

developments in wireline well logging technology.

These new technologies themselves bring new

He shows how the market is developing in response

challenges. Different environments require different

to a more demanding operating environment and

applications. For oil drilling companies, the big

outlines some of the latest technologies his company

challenge is to understand what these new products

is bringing into play.

can do and how they work. Only then will they be

We’ll then look at the background. The Macondo

able to get the most from wireline logging equipment.

oil spill of 2010 was a game changer for the oil and gas industry. Increasing regulatory oversight has heightened the emphasis on well integrity

Tom Cropper Editor

Tom Cropper has produced articles and reports on various aspects of global business over the past 15 years. He has also worked as a copywriter for some of the largest corporations in the world, including ING, KPMG and the World Wildlife Fund.

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