Deploying the Digital Twin

This data-file tabulates 36 recent technical papers into “digital twins”, in order to understand how the technology is being deployed around the upstream oil and gas industry. The data show…

Do “digital” completions lift Permian IRRs?

We have modelled the economic uplift of extra digital instrumentation on a typical Permian well. If the data can uplift production by 2.5%, then c$0.4M of instrumentation costs would “pay…

Inflow Control: Our Top 20 Papers from 2019

This data-file summarises twenty recent papers using inflow control devices: an exciting digital technology to optimise horizontal wells by limiting production from zones that are susceptible to flowing water or…

Well-by-well optimisation?

…includes our summary of BP’s patent, schematics for its implementation, data behind our chart above and a ranking of BP’s “digital technology” versus other Majors that we have assessed.  …

Can super-computers lower decline rates?

…29pp of uplift comes from optimising the development plan for the new platform. Emerging digital technologies appear to be keeping LT oil-markets better supplied than many expect, with production upside…

Production Losses at a Giant Offshore Oilfield

This data-file breaks down the production losses at a giant offshore oilfield, across five categories and ten sub-categories. They are addressable with digital oilfield technologies, as shown by our notes….

Ventures for an Energy Transition?

…incubating Upstream technologies (c40% of the investments), as might be expected. But leading Majors are also building rapid capabilities in new energies (38%) and digital (36%), as the energy system…