Automation maximizes performance for shale wells

Bob Sherven Shell International Exploration & Production Inc. Houston David Mudry Vinson Process Controls Dallas Al Majek Emerson Houston Although automation technology has been used for many years to improve well performance in oil and gas production, the technology continues to evolve, benefitting both operations and production. Large drilling programs in the shale plays of North America have created many free-flowing wells. Maintaining optimal performance for so many sites can prove difficult for any production group. Control system In the northern Louisiana portion of the Haynesville shale play, Shell International Exploration & Production Inc. has met with success in control...

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