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Hot pipes set me free! Tar sands, heavy oil, paraffin — three killers of mature fields. Finally, a simple and effective solution — hot pipes! It’s a great concept, but does it work? Here’s a continuation of an interview with Dr. Richard Snow, Pyrophase, who answers questions about their technology that helps stimulate flow in wells with paraffin or low-gravity oil problems.

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The solution to heavy oil and paraffin-clogged mature wells can often by heat, but heat is hard to economically introduce into a well. Welcome to an interview with Richard Snow, Chief Scientist at PyroPhase, whose new technologies are designed to economically heat the reservoir and allow the oil to flow.

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Bitumen Heavy Oil Summary from the EMD Annual Leadership Meeting held on 18 June, 2016

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Bitumen Heavy Oil Report from the EMD Annual Leadership Meeting held on 18 June, 2016

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Where is the oil? How much is there? and What is the best strategy for recovery?

These are a few of the questions that we'll answer at the Making Money with Mature Fields - Geosciences Technology Workshop, October 5-6, 2016, Houston, TX. The goal of this workshop is to review mature fields and to identify the amount and nature of oil that can be recovered, and to evaluate competing strategies for economically producing the remaining reserves. In addition to looking closely at fields, we will review new and improved technologies that may help revitalize reservoirs and overcome problems such as low pressure, paraffin, corrosion, and more.

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New products can revitalize under-performing wells in mature fields. However, it is important to understand precisely why the well is not producing and to select the treatment that will work for the unique conditions of the well.

Welcome to an interview with Olivia Carey, who has committed herself to finding new solutions for wells in need of revitalization. She discusses the products, candidate wells, and increased production using new products. 

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Registration is now open for the 4th annual Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) to be held Aug. 1-3 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

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The "New Thinking and Value Propositions in Exploration and Production: ProActive Steps Now" GTW Workshop was an excellent opportunity to knowledge share in a time of low price environments every where.   

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AAPG’s Energy Minerals Division is excited to present a strong and informative technical program at the 2016 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Calgary, Canada. EMD has an intriguing program this year, covering a variety of unconventional energy topics of current interest to both EMD and AAPG members.

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Registration is now open for the 4th annual Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) to be held Aug. 1-3 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

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In-Person Training
Dar Es Salaam Tanzania 06 March, 2017 08 March, 2017 33259 Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/sc-ar-sequence-stratigraphy-tanzania-hero-1.jpg?width=100&height=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Business and Economics, Engineering, Clastics, Carbonates, Reserve Estimation, Reservoir Characterization, Production, Bitumen/Heavy Oil, Coalbed Methane, Stratigraphic Traps, Subsalt Traps
 
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
6-8 March 2017

The paradigm of sequence stratigraphy has entered a new phase and these once revolutionary concepts are now applied in pre-drill exploration at ever-increasing resolution. The concepts also prove useful in production geology, especially in enhanced oil recovery efforts in previously abandoned fields.

Windhoek Namibia 10 April, 2017 12 April, 2017 33241 Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/sc-ar-sequence-stratigraphy-a-predictive-tool-for-e-p-industry-hero-1.jpg?width=100&height=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true Engineering, Production, Reservoir Characterization, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Carbonates, Clastics, Coalbed Methane, Bitumen/Heavy Oil, Subsalt Traps, Stratigraphic Traps, Business and Economics, Reserve Estimation
 
Windhoek, Namibia
10-12 April 2017

The paradigm of sequence stratigraphy has entered a new phase and these once revolutionary concepts are now applied in pre-drill exploration at ever-increasing resolution. The concepts also prove useful in production geology, especially in enhanced oil recovery efforts in previously abandoned fields.

Kampala Uganda 29 May, 2017 31 May, 2017 33266 Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/sc-ar-sequence-stratigraphy-uganda-hero-1.jpg?width=100&height=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Business and Economics, Engineering, Clastics, Carbonates, Reserve Estimation, Reservoir Characterization, Production, Bitumen/Heavy Oil, Coalbed Methane, Stratigraphic Traps, Subsalt Traps
 
Kampala, Uganda
29-31 May 2017

The paradigm of sequence stratigraphy has entered a new phase and these once revolutionary concepts are now applied in pre-drill exploration at ever-increasing resolution. The concepts also prove useful in production geology, especially in enhanced oil recovery efforts in previously abandoned fields.

Online Training
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21 May 2009

This e-symposium introduces you to the practical benefits of thermal profiling for a variety of unconventional oil and gas projects, including tight gas sands, oil shale, low-gravity oil.

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