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January 2018

The January issue of Oilfield Technology begins by providing a review of the upstream industry in the MENA region. The issue then moves on to cover various topics including: Subsea Systems, Downhole Tools, Unconventional Technologies, Pumps & Compressors, Mooring, Decommissioning, Corrosion/Abrasion Control, Recruitment & Training.

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World news

Maintaining momentum
Dr. Raed Kombargi, James Thomas, and David Branson, Strategy& Middle East (formerly Booz & Company), part of the PwC network, discuss the ongoing transformation of the GCC oil and gas sector.

Going downhole with dissolvables
Jamie Phillips, Magnum Oil Tools International, USA, considers dissolvable technology and how it can benefit completions operations.

Refrac success through self-suspension
Sid Banerjee, Fairmount Santrol, USA, explains the benefits of self-suspending proppants in unconventional shale refracs.

Improving reliability remotely
Michael Werner and Bas Roeloffzen, Siemens AG, discuss how to boost compressor train reliability and availability in oil and gas applications via remote monitoring and diagnostics.

Oilfield Technology invited experts from Clariant, BASF, Kemira, and The Dow Chemical Company to share their knowledge on a variety of EOR topics.

Keeping a lid on leaks
Freeman Hill, Halliburton, USA, reviews a two-step solution designed to locate and analyse well leaks and pipe corrosion.

Making the most of MIM improvements
Kent Longridge, InterMoor, USA, reviews the mooring integrity management (MIM) improvements that have taken place over recent years and explains how they can save operators time and money.

Cutting costs with interconnect solutions
Justin Kretschmar, Teledyne Marine, USA, takes a closer look at interconnect solutions with higher reliability and proven service life used to minimise the costs of repair or replacement.

Finding inspiration
Mark Bentley and Maggie Murison, AGR, UK, evaluate the role of e-learning and the enduring need for teachers.

A new approach
Andrew Burton and Craig Finnie, FG Associates, explain why it is time for a new approach to recruitment in the oil and gas sector.

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