Complexities challenge oil, gas production in 2002

As the complexity of producing oil and gas grows, the oil and gas industry continues to seek a better understanding of producing mechanisms as well as to develop new tools for bringing fluids to surface at a lower cost.Fields being developed and produced often are in harsh climates and deeper water, and some reservoirs have very high pressures and temperatures, low permeabilities, unconsolidated sand, viscous fluids, and wells drilled with complex trajectories and multilateral drains.Other hurdles in the production process include:Understanding better the subsurface rock and fluid heterogeneities that influence ultimate fluid recovery.Preventing damage during completion and workover opera...

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