Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 William E. Kline   ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company The Rock: Geology and Physics of...
Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #10  It All Starts with  Biological Processes <ul><li>Life flourishes, capturing ...
Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #9  Just  Seeing our Work  Is Half the Battle Borehole Televiewer Colonoscopy So ...
Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #8  Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be  Cowboys Surgeons Drillers Our Offi...
Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #7  We Both Work Through  Long, Thin Tubes   Piping Systems Vascular Systems So W...
Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #6 Those Tubes Can Get  Clogged Up!   So We Study   Flow Assurance <ul><li>Corros...
Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #5 Samples  Tell Us a Lot  So We Study   Rock Coring and Fluid Sampling <ul><li>R...
Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #4 Where There Are  Pipes,  There Are  Pumps So We Study   Artificial Lift <ul><l...
Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #3 Plumbing Requires  Connections So We Study   Connections and Junctions <ul><li...
Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #2 Yes, Even  Molecular Engineering So We Study   Product Optimization <ul><li>Be...
Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #1 We Both Have  Really Cool Uniforms
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The Rock: Geology and Physics of Hydrocarbon Production or the Top Ten Reasons We are Really in the Same Business!, pumpsandpipesmdhc

  1. 1. Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 William E. Kline ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company The Rock: Geology and Physics of Hydrocarbon Production or The Top Ten Reasons We are Really in the Same Business!
  2. 2. Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #10 It All Starts with Biological Processes <ul><li>Life flourishes, capturing solar energy </li></ul><ul><li>Generates piles of organic and earth sediment </li></ul><ul><li>Sediment is naturally buried </li></ul><ul><li>Sediment cooks for millions of years </li></ul><ul><li>Organic sediment forms hydrocarbons </li></ul><ul><li>Inorganic sediment forms rock </li></ul><ul><li>Jed Clampett shoots at some food </li></ul><ul><li>Energy is re-extracted </li></ul><ul><li>Civilization flourishes </li></ul><ul><li>Driving the need for air conditioners and medical care </li></ul><ul><li>Pumps & Pipes symposium organized </li></ul>So We Study Hydrocarbon Systems <ul><li>How was a potential deposit formed? </li></ul><ul><li>Did it migrate from its source? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it oil or gas? </li></ul><ul><li>How is it embedded in the rock? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #9 Just Seeing our Work Is Half the Battle Borehole Televiewer Colonoscopy So We Study Imaging <ul><li>From orbital mapping to the bottom of wellbores </li></ul><ul><li>Where are the sediments? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the structures? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we get to them? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #8 Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys Surgeons Drillers Our Office Your Office So We Study ‘ Makin’ Hole <ul><li>Keeping it stable </li></ul><ul><li>Steering to an objective </li></ul><ul><li>Rate of penetration </li></ul><ul><li>Bit wear and longevity </li></ul>
  5. 5. Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #7 We Both Work Through Long, Thin Tubes Piping Systems Vascular Systems So We Study Through Tubing Operations <ul><li>Friction </li></ul><ul><li>Buckling </li></ul><ul><li>Tensile stresses </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanical Manipulation </li></ul>Well sketch
  6. 6. Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #6 Those Tubes Can Get Clogged Up! So We Study Flow Assurance <ul><li>Corrosion </li></ul><ul><li>Mineral Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Wax </li></ul><ul><li>Gas Hydrates </li></ul>Mineral Scale in Tubing String Coronary Artery Deposits
  7. 7. Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #5 Samples Tell Us a Lot So We Study Rock Coring and Fluid Sampling <ul><li>Recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Reconstitution </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul>Rock Coring Tissue Sampling
  8. 8. Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #4 Where There Are Pipes, There Are Pumps So We Study Artificial Lift <ul><li>Hydraulics </li></ul><ul><li>Drive Mechanisms </li></ul><ul><li>Motors </li></ul><ul><li>Control Systems </li></ul>Horsehead Pumping Unit Heart Pump
  9. 9. Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #3 Plumbing Requires Connections So We Study Connections and Junctions <ul><li>Threaded Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Seals of all types </li></ul><ul><li>Cements </li></ul><ul><li>Remote Testing </li></ul>Threaded connections Arterial Grafts
  10. 10. Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #2 Yes, Even Molecular Engineering So We Study Product Optimization <ul><li>Better energy intensity </li></ul><ul><li>Safer handling and transport </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer pollutants </li></ul>Petroleomics Genomics
  11. 11. Pumps & Pipes 1 November 12, 2007 Reason #1 We Both Have Really Cool Uniforms

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