Technical Focus

Degradable diversion acid system released

Schlumberger recently announced the release of its new MaxCO3 Acid degradable diversion acid system. This new polymer-free, non-damaging acidising system can be used for both matrix and fracture stimulation in carbonate reservoirs with permeability contrasts or natural fractures.

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Oil ID instrument announced

SAUDI ARAMCO HAS announced that its research and development centre has built a 'truly unique' instrument designed to identify oil by using a laser. The laser is used to excite the fluorescence spectra of oil within extremely short time frames — two to five nanoseconds. All the fluorescence data is coalesced, and two dimensional diagrams are produced. These act as oil spectral 'fingerprints'.

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New Thermocouples offer longer life

A new thermocouple has been launched that offers high performance and longer life in harsh process environments, providing improved resistance to temperature, vibration, impact, corrosion and abrasion.

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Sangsaw North- 1 well spudded

STERLING, AN OIL and gas exploration and production company with interests in Africa and the Middle East, has announced the spudding of the Sangaw North-1 exploration well. The well, in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, was spudded on 1st February 2010.

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Dynamic simulation deal signed

INVENSYS OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the process and manufacturing industries, has announced it has reached a multi-year agreement with US company, ConocoPhillips.

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