Gulf Times (Qatar): Shell calls for innovation: “Shell exploration and production executive vice president (technical) John Darley has said meeting the increasing demands for hydrocarbon fuels would require innovation and investment in both technology and people.”: Thursday, 24 November, 2005
DOHA: Shell exploration and production executive vice president (technical) John Darley has said meeting the increasing demands for hydrocarbon fuels would require innovation and investment in both technology and people.
Addressing a technical session at the IPTC at the Sheraton yesterday he said the integration of innovative technology with strong operational experience will provide the technical solution to meet future global demand for oil and gas.
The development of new capabilities and skills will be crucial to the successful deployment of these technologies.
Darley said: “As fields mature and new resources become more difficult to locate and bring into production, the introduction of more sophisticated technology to unlock these resources will continue. This also requires a skilled workforce which must adapt to these changes”.
The integration of new technical capabilities will be the key to maximising the value of the technologies to deliver additional oil and gas production, Darley said.
The advent of real time optimisation in the management of oil and gas fields holds great promise for the realisation of additional volumes.
Shell’s “smart fields” approach looks to integrate reservoir information, well performance data and production facility control systems to optimise real time performance, Darley said.
“I am convinced that Shell’s smart fields approach will be one of the first examples in upstream technology, where effective integration of people, tools, and operations will deliver a step change in oil and gas production. Current projections show that the implementation of smart fields can improve recovery by up to 8% and production by up to 10%,” he added
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