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.
As society pursues energy solution that will lower greenhouse gas emissions, technological advancements will be instrumental in providing the global economy with the energy it needs.
Optimal data integration for faster, better decisions
two senior ExxonMobil drilling experts led a two-day workshop on November 3-4, 2016, for about 30 drilling engineers of Kazakhstan`s national company "KazMunayGas" (KMG) and its subsidiaries.
How upening convention led to a game-changing drilling innovation.
In 2009, ExxonMobile engineers drilling into deep offshore oil deposites in the Gulf of Mexico unexpectedly encountered a particularly hard and abrasive rock formations. Instead of taking the drill bit half a day to drill though this formation, it ultimately took four runs, or trips in and out of the hole, and three weeks.
Extensive in-house, high-end laboratories provide unique insight.
Experienced to deliver quality data for critical business decisions.
Reservoir-condition measurements for reliable input to simulations.
History of rapid development of the small-scale oil refining in the CIS falls in the middle of 90-s of the last century and the beginning of 2000’s. At the same time, in the mid 90-s mini-refineries started closing in Europe, though earlier the small refineries existed in Germany, Austria, Poland and other countries.
Oilfield Chemistry of Zirax Company for Enhancement of the Efficiency of Oil and Gas Wells Operation#6 (102), December 2016 special issue
Reduced production rates of wells due to the deterioration of reservoir properties is one of the concerning issues in oil and gas field operation. Reduction in porosity and permeability of reservoir and especially its bottom-hole zone (BHZ) can occur during drilling, low-quality development and well killing, as well as during their progressive watering out. The use of high quality oilfield chemistry and advanced technologies enables minimization of the negative impact of the above factors and facilitates the operation of wells, increases their production rates and extends their field life.
Designing systems with confidence for new and harsh environments.
Successfully implementing integrity management systems for decades.
Focusing on the fundamental science behind engineering decisions.
The advanced software that takes seismic imaging to the next dimension.
ExxonMobil invented 3-D seismic in the 1960s - the company was later awarded the Distiguished Achievement Avard by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists for what ir said was "the most important geophysical innovation in the past 30 years". Until now, 3-D imaging was the most accurate method for locating fossil fuel deposits. The challenge with 3-D seismic was that it was difficult to process all the information with traditional computer algorithms.
What will the world`s energy needs look like in 2040 and beyond?
Answering this question begins with recognizing the fundamental forces that continue to shape long-term energy trends in nations around the world. These forces include population growth, demographic shifts and economic expansion.
After last year`s successful carbonate reservoir workshop, ExxonMobil Kazakhstan Inc. (EMKI) organized a second workshop for 20 employees of National Company KazMunayGas and its subsidiaries. The workshop was held in Atyrau, the production base for Tengiz and Kashagan projects.
Zirax now is a group of companies specializing in the oilfield chemicals and includes production, R&D and service companies. Such cooperation helps to realize the full cycle of creating new products and technologies and implementation them to the market (Fig. 1). As a result customers receive the best products and efficient technology for their fields and wells.