BLADE ENERGY STUDY: APPLIED ADVANCEMENTS IN TECHNOLOGIES THAT CONTINUE INCREASING WELLS’ SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION & OPERATIONS ACROSS THE UPSTREAM LIFE CYCLE
The Upstream segment of the United States and global gas, oil, and related wells industry continually improves safety, environmental protection, and operations practices for its own and society’s benefit. Continual improvement is enabled through application of new technologies (“Applied Advanced Technology”), both equipment and methods, across the full life cycle of all wells. These advanced technologies provide higher assurance to all those directly or indirectly part of, or affected by Upstream activities, including resource licensees, operators, licensors & royalty owners, regulators, users of the resources, and the general public ‘Stakeholders’.
This Report includes –
- Overview of Upstream offshore & deep water well development stages, including planning through production and training, with a discussion of each.
- Overview of the typical Upstream Applied Technology development processes, covering development steps: from basic ideas through operator use and industry acceptance, and why this Study will focus on the key technologies currently used or emerging.
- ‘Applied Advanced Technologies’ Upstream that now are currently being used, emerging, or may be expected to be applied in the future, that focus on continual improvement in safety, environmental protection, and operational efficiency, with rationale for those technologies’ development and use per respective Upstream stage.