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New technology for geothermal wells by Baker Hughes

New technology for geothermal wells by Baker Hughes

Even though oil and gas wells are the majority of all the wells drilled around the world, we all know that drilling also applies for water wells, geoengineering  and geothermal energy. This sustainable source of energy is growing in its popularity although it requires highly advanced technologies. Geothermal energy utilizes the heat from the Earth to generate electricity and to provide heating for various structures. The energy can either be used directly, in the form of geothermal wells which connect to sources of water and steam heated by the Earth, or indirectly, in the case of systems which pump water through hot regions under the Earth’s crust.

Lubricants, drilling fluid and all of the equipment needs to be resistant to extremly high temperatures and demanding conditions. In order to overcome these challenges Baker Hughes, which has worked on almost all the geothermal wells ever developed, developed and successfully demonstrated an advanced drilling system designed for these critical conditions.

Using full metal drill bit to break the formation, and a full metal drilling motor known in the Industry as a “metal-to-metal motor” achieved a directional deep well. This innovative system, thanks to it remarkable advancement and reliability can have a far-reaching impact and successful future achead. Not only does this technology opens more geothermal resource areas for development, other subsurface sectors such as fossil and nuclear energy are ready to embrace this recent development. These sectors can leverage the work funded by the geothermal energy sector for their own gains.

It is not yet possible to estimate economic potential of this techonology but expanding Enhanced Geothermal Systems alone could eventually lead to more than 100 gigawatts of economically viable electric generating capacity in the continental United States—enough to power more than 100 million homes.

Thanks to such a investments of companies in developing new technologies and research, we can create path toward improved energy security and a stronger economy.






OPEC Agrees to Cut Production

OPEC Agrees to Cut Production

After eight years of unregulated production amount and two years of oil prices crisis OPEC shows it is not dead and finally will reduce output by about 1.2 million barrels a day by January. Consensus reached on Wednesday in Vienna may reverse the situation of the industry.

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8th International Youth Scientific and Practical Congress “Oil and Gas Horizons”

8th International Youth Scientific and Practical Congress “Oil and Gas Horizons”

8th International Youth Scientific and Practical Congress “Oil and Gas Horizons” will be held from the 23th to the 25th of November 2016 at Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas in Moscow and is being organized by Gubkin University SPE Student Chapter.


Oil and Gas Horizons – is one of the biggest international youth scientific and practical event in the oil and gas industry.


Oil and Gas Horizons is:

  • 18 countries
  • 38 universities
  • Paper contest, it includes 12 sections:
    • Geosciences
    • Drilling and completion
    • Oil & gas field development
    • Oil & gas chemistry
    • Health, safety and environment
    • Petroleum economics and management
    • Transportation and storage
    • Offshore and Arctic petroleum engineering
    • Alternative energy sources sustainability
    • PHD papers contest
    • Young professional paper contest
    • Poster session
  • Intellectual game “PetroOlympic Games”
  • Career Pathway Fair, held in cooperation with SPE International
  • Soft skills training
  • Plenary Sessions
  • Excursions to oil and gas companies
  • Energe4me – program for school students
  • International Round Table
  • Cultural Program



  • Halliburton
  • Salym Petroleum
  • Schlumberger
  • Enel
  • Rock Flow Dynamics

Partner: Lukoil


Our guests are representatives and heads of oil and gas companies as well as professors and teaching staff of Gubkin University.




Alexey Vikhrov – President
+7-916-306-3543 alexey.vikhrov.24@gmail.com

Lesana Kurbonshoeva – Chief of Organizing committee
+7-985-304-53-05 kurbonshoeva.l@yandex.ru

Oil and Gas Horizons e-mail: info.ogh@gmail.com

SEG Student Field Camp Poland 2016 – Searching for hidden treasures – Student’s Geophysical Quest

SEG Student Field Camp Poland 2016 – Searching for hidden treasures – Student’s Geophysical Quest

After a close collaboration between members of two SEG Student Chapters – SEG Bucharest Student Chapter and SEG Cracow Student Chapter – the idea of the Joint Field Camp was born and then successfully realised in September. It incorporated students from two different countries (Romania and Poland) and also international students from all around the world.

A group of 30 students was actively involved in geophysical field training and supervised by experienced researchers from AGH University as well as the professionals from the Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute. Scientists taught international group of students how to use geophysical methods to identify underground structures. A training ground for research was sixteenth-century fortress Srebrna Góra in Lower Silesia, Poland.


The first three days students spent on field measurements nearby the great, sixteenth-century fortress and at the fourteenth-century collegiate church in Kłodzko, looking for underground structures. Participants had the opportunity to learn how to use the equipment and how to make professional analysis of geophysical data. They also learned about satellite geodetic coordinates. Scientists from Polish Geological Institute demonstrated electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) and conductivity measurements (EM) in application of shallow geology surveys.


In the gothic church in Klodzko dr Jerzy Ziętek from AGH led the measurements using ground penetrating radar (GPR). The aim of the survey was to investigate unknown underground structures of the building, including detection of basement walls and crypts. You can read more about this part of the project at: www.radiowroclaw.pl

The event was ended with a geological trip to The Stołowe Mountains National Park, located in the central part of Sudety Mountains in Kłodzko land. Participants had a chance to learn about the geology of the area – a wide region of old mountains, dating back to cretaceous.