Research Papers/Topics in Petroleum Engineering

Strategies for Field Development in a Low Oil Price Environment

In low oil price regimes, oil and gas companies explores several options to remain profitable in the short run. The traditional response has been to shelf all projects until the price of oil rebound or carryout workover operations, but this might not be the best option for these companies. This study discussed how Shell Petroleum Development Company significantly reduced the cost of its workover operations using effective planning and project management. This study then showed how the GE/McKi...

The Challenges to Sustainable Development in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry

The goals of this research are to determine how the Nigeria oil and gas industry has impacted the actualization of the sustainable development goals and how the Nigeria oil and gas industry overcome its present challenges to achieve sustainability.This paper found out that Nigeria oil and gas industry has not significantly contributed to the actualization of the sustainable development goals and Nigeria is at danger of not meeting the 2030 deadline for their actualization. In fact, the oil an...

Energy for the Future: The Renewable or LNG?

The goal of this paper is to determine the most suitable source of energy for the future between the Renewables and LNG. The paper found that the Renewables are the fastest growing energy source, followed by gas; and transporting gas as LNG is the fastest growing method of transporting gas. Furthermore, the paper found out that for large-scale deployment of the renewables, energy storage is vital, but the cost of storage is high, the material for storage are non-renewable, and there are geopo...

Evaluation of Sugarcane Fiber as Potential Lost Circulation Material

Abstract—Drilling fluid is a mixture of chemicals used in the drilling operation and it is re-circulated within the well. It function as lubricating agents to keep the drilling tools in good condition, maintain the temperature and pressure, as well as prevent well damage. The drilling fluid may lost in circulation due to the pressure differences because of formation fractures; crevices within the formation. Lost Circulation Material (LCM) is substances that added into the drilling fluid fun...

Use of Smart Controls in Intelligent Well Completion to Optimize Oil and Gas Recovery.

ABSTRACT    For the past few years, the oil and gas industry has faced several economic, geographic and technical challenges largely due to decline in crude oil prices and market volatility.    In the quest to address some of these challenges to accelerate production and subsequently maximize ultimate recovery, operators are limited to remote hydraulic and electro-hydraulic monitoring and control of safety valves providing the means of obtaining downhole production data w...

Evaluation of Guinea Corn Husk Ash As Oil-Well Cement Slurry Extender

The objective of primary cementing operation is to provide zonal isolation while drilling oil and gas wells. To achieve this purpose, cement slurries are designed by adding additives to control certain properties such as density, free fluid, compressive strength, rheology, among others. These additives are imported whereas Ghana produces large amount of agro-waste yearly causing environmental nuisance, though these have the potentials of being used in the petroleum industry. The extend...

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