In2009, ExxonMobil engineers drilling into deep offshore oil deposits in the Gulf of Mexico unexpectedly encountered particularly hard and abrasive rock formation. Instead of taking the drill bit half a day to drill through this formation, it ultimately took four runs, or trips in and out of the hole, and three weeks.
The Outlook is ExxonMobil’s global view of energy demand and supply through 2040. ExxonMobil uses a data-driven, bottom-up approach to help produce a comprehensive view of future energy demand and supply that recognizes the dual challenge of providing affordable energy to support prosperity while reducing environmental impacts.
At ExxonMobil’s research facility in Clinton, New Jersey, scientists and engineers develop breakthrough technologies, collaborating with universities, national labs and companies acroos the globe to solve the dual energy challenge – to provide energy to a growing global population while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Cheryl Gomez-Smith, Managing Director of ExxonMobil Kazakhstan Inc. (EMKI), speaks about a culture of safety and operations excellence at ExxonMobil and how that culture supports assets in Kazakhstan, including those which are ‘Operated-by-Others’ (OBO)
Pipeline corrosion is a major challenge faced by the oil and gas industry around the globe, as a corroded oil or gas pipeline presents a clear risk to the environment and represents a serious liability for the companies responsible.
The challenges associated with preventing the issue of corrosion is significant and obvious: with oil or gas moving through the pipeline, there is serious potential for the materials to wear down over time.
Various recovery methods and bottom-hole zone stimulations, including the thermo-gas-chemical action, are applied in order to increase the current productivity of wells and enhanced oil recovery at the fields of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Award-winning technology for deepwater exploration. Inegrates with seismic data to assist with determining pre-drill subsurface hydrocarbon presence. Uses environmentally-frendly low-electromagnetic waves.
One of the topical problems of wells safe operation is the flow behind the casing. This phenomenon poses a threat to the wellhead pressure loss, casing integrity damage, blowout, cratering, emergence of formation an anthropogenic deposits.
At the present stage of the oil industry development one of the main tasks is to maintain the current level of oil production. This problem is solved by increasing the volume of drilling, as well as through the intensification of the work of the old production wells at the fields.
Comprehensive investigations from global to microscopic scales. Scientific rigor to collect, analyze and integrate all critical data. Explain and predict hydrocarbon distribution in space and time.
Experience with a vast array of world-scale oil, gas and infrastructure project. Integrated planning and concept selection for greater efficiency. Best-in-industry safety and environmental performance.
Developing energy requires a big toolbox. It relies on detailed geological surveys to find the oil and gas, high-perfomance drilling platforms to access the reservoirs and, finally, the ability to transport the crude on natural gas responsibly.
At all stages of oil related activities, ranging from oil exploration and production to waste treatment, the formation of oil and oil products spills occurs.
New technological developments have consistently pushed oil and gas operators into new frontiers — deeper waters, more remote reservoirs and unconventional plays — that were once out of reach. While advances have spanned the value chain, horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing unlocking shale resources played a major role in creating the oversupply responsible for the market shift and resulting in low crude prices.