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At PetroSharp, we combine multidisciplinary approaches. Geology is used as a basic tool for carrying field studies utilizing remote sensing techniques for surface exposures and geophysical techniques for subsurface successions.
Petroleum geology and engineering combined with reservoir and chemical engineering techniques are used for field development. All branches are backed by the physical and mathematical laws. We accomplish our goals efficiently to discover, recover and develop oil targets. We use commercial state-of-the-art packages along with our in-house packages to accomplish our goals.
We prepare high-quality static models of petroleum reservoirs that include highly-complicated fault & fracture systems. Evaluate the model and run dynamic modeling of both conventional & naturally-fractured petroleum reservoirs.

Unit Conversion Software

PetroSharp BigDecimal Unit Converter

The converter has been designed by staff of PetroSharp (www.petrosharp.com). It includes two dynamic link libraries (DLL); which are properties of PetroSharp. The BigDecimal Library™; ...

Unknown Composition
Oil Module

Unknown Composition Oil Module

The Unknown Composition Oil object calculates the physical properties of a petroleum reservoir oil sample solely from its specific gravity and bubble-point pressure. The object does not make ...

Unknown Composition
Gas Module

Unknown Composition Gas Module

The Unknown Composition Gas object calculates the physical properties of a petroleum gas mixture solely from its specific gravity. The object does not make any check for temperature and pressure ranges ...

Latest News - Oil & Gas

  • Kazakhstan revives Atyrau integrated petchem complex

    Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries Inc. LLP (KPII) has approved CB&I, Houston, to proceed with project management services for a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit and polypropylene plant to be added as part of KPII’s previously delayed, long-planned project to build a gas processing complex in Kazakhstan’s western Atyrau region.

  • Ultra Petroleum tests Pinedale horizontal play in Wyoming

    Ultra Petroleum Corp. has produced 1.1 bcf of natural gas equivalent in 30 days from its Warbonnet 9-23-A-1H well, which the operator successfully completed in late October on the East Flank of Wyoming’s Pinedale anticline.

  • ExxonMobil makes oil discovery offshore Equatorial Guinea

    ExxonMobil Corp. is now assessing potential commerciality at its Avestruz-1 well on Block EG-06 160 km offshore Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The operator drilled the oil discovery in October but has not released any production data.

  • AWE receives rival bid to second Chinese takeover offer

    AWE Ltd., Sydney, has received a rival bid to the second China Energy Reserve & Chemicals Group (CERCG) offer that was lodged on Dec. 8. The new entrant in what is becoming a bidding war for AWE is Perth-based mining and mining services group Mineral Resources Ltd. (MinRes), the company which earlier this year acquired fellow Perth firm Empire Oil & Gas NL. 

  • Novatek to acquire Chernichnoye gas field

    PAO Novatek, Moscow, has agreed to acquire rights to Chernichnoye gas and condensate field under development in Russia’s Tyumen Region from Oil Company Mangazeya JSC, Krasnoselkup, Russia, for undisclosed terms.


Exploration and Development

  • Ultra Petroleum tests Pinedale horizontal play in Wyoming

    Ultra Petroleum Corp. has produced 1.1 bcf of natural gas equivalent in 30 days from its Warbonnet 9-23-A-1H well, which the operator successfully completed in late October on the East Flank of Wyoming’s Pinedale anticline.

  • ExxonMobil makes oil discovery offshore Equatorial Guinea

    ExxonMobil Corp. is now assessing potential commerciality at its Avestruz-1 well on Block EG-06 160 km offshore Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The operator drilled the oil discovery in October but has not released any production data.

  • State, federal lease sales in Alaska produce contrasting results

    The State of Alaska received a record $121 million in winning bids as 143 companies and investors sought leases in its annual North Slope lease sale on Dec. 6. The US Bureau of Land Management offered 900 tracts covering a record 16,100 sq miles within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska the same day and received 7 bids totaling $1.16 million for 125 sq miles of acreage.

  • Airborne gravity survey launched for southern Gulf of Mexico

    CGG will complete as many as five additional areas in the southern Gulf of Mexico through 2018. The program will total 200,000 line-km of multiclient airborne gravity and magnetic survey. The company completed its first area, AOI 1, in December 2016 and has processed and interpreted about 38,000 line-km over the gulf’s Perdido foldbelt.

  • Erin Energy targets Miocene offshore Nigeria, Oyo field

    Erin Energy Corp., Houston, expects a 60-day drilling and logging window at its Oyo North West (Oyo-NW) well, which the company spudded on Dec. 6 on its oil mining lease (OML) 120 block offshore Nigeria.

Drilling and Production

Drilling and Production News

  • DNO triples oil production from Peshkabir field in Iraq’s Kurdistan region

    Norway’s DNO ASA reported tripling its oil production to 15,000 b/d from Peshkabir field in the Tawke license in Iraq’s Kurdistan region after completion of the Peshkabir-3 well testing, stimulation, and cleanup program.

  • Baker Hughes: US rig count ticks up 2 units to 931

    The US drilling rig count climbed for the fifth straight week with a 2-unit gain to 931 rigs working during the week ended Dec. 8, data from Baker Hughes indicate.

  • License extended for block off Congo (Zaire)

    Muanda International Oil Co., a subsidiary of Perenco, has reached an agreement with the government of Congo (former Zaire) extending by 20 years the license covering the Offshore DR Congo Block, reports partner Inpex Corp., Tokyo.

  • CNPC, Uzbekneftegaz start Karakul phase

    A joint venture of China National Petroleum Corp. and Uzbekneftegaz has commissioned the first phase of its three-field Karakul natural gas development near Bukhara in south-central Uzbekistan. 

  • DUC okays Tyra redevelopment off Denmark

    Continuation of production from Tyra natural gas field in the Danish North Sea has been assured with approval by the Danish Underground Consortium of a $3.34-billion redevelopment plan. Maersk Oil, the operator, had planned to shut in the field in October 2018 until the consortium proposed redevelopment in March.

Dec. 20, 2013

A new study finds that in Texas, the U.S. state that annually generates the most electricity, the transition from coal to natural gas for electricity generation is saving water and making the state less vulnerable to drought.

Even though exploration for natural gas through hydraulic fracturing requires significant water consumption in Texas, the new consumption is easily offset by the overall water efficiencies of shifting electricity generation from coal to natural gas. The researchers estimate that water saved by shifting a power plant from coal to natural gas is 25 to 50 times as great as the amount of water used in hydraulic fracturing to extract the natural gas. Natural gas also enhances drought resilience by providing so-called peaking plants to complement increasing wind generation, which doesn't consume water.

The results of The University of Texas at Austin study are published this week in the journal Environmental Research Letters.

The researchers estimate that in 2011 alone, Texas would have consumed an additional 32 billion gallons of water -- enough to supply 870,000 average residents -- if all its natural gas-fired power plants were instead coal-fired plants, even after factoring in the additional consumption of water for hydraulic fracturing to extract the natural gas.

Hydraulic fracturing is a process in which water, sand and chemicals are pumped at high pressure into a well to fracture surrounding rocks and allow oil or gas to more easily flow. Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling are the main drivers behind the current boom in U.S. natural gas production.

Environmentalists and others have raised concerns about the amount of water that is consumed. In Texas, concerns are heightened because the use of hydraulic fracturing is expanding rapidly while water supplies are dwindling as the third year of a devastating drought grinds on. Because most electric power plants rely on water for cooling, the electric power supply might be particularly vulnerable to drought.

"The bottom line is that hydraulic fracturing, by boosting natural gas production and moving the state from water-intensive coal technologies, makes our electric power system more drought resilient," says Bridget Scanlon, senior research scientist at the university's Bureau of Economic Geology, who led the study.

To study the drought resilience of Texas power plants, Scanlon and her colleagues collected water use data for all 423 of the state's power plants from the Energy Information Administration and from state agencies including the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Water Development Board, as well as other data.

Since the 1990s, the primary type of power plant built in Texas has been the natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) plant with cooling towers, which uses fuel and cooling water more efficiently than older steam turbine technologies. About a third of Texas power plants are NGCC. NGCC plants consume about a third as much water as coal steam turbine (CST) plants.

The other major type of natural gas plant in the state is a natural gas combustion turbine (NGCT) plant. NGCT plants can also help reduce the state's water consumption for electricity generation by providing "peaking power" to support expansion of wind energy. Wind turbines don't require water for cooling; yet wind doesn't always blow when you need electricity. NGCT generators can be brought online in a matter of seconds to smooth out swings in electricity demand. By combining NGCT generation with wind generation, total water use can be lowered even further compared with coal-fired power generation.

The study focused exclusively on Texas, but the authors believe the results should be applicable to other regions of the U.S., where water consumption rates for the key technologies evaluated -- hydraulic fracturing, NGCC plants with cooling towers and traditional coal steam turbine plants -- are generally the same.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, manager of the state's electricity grid, projects that if current market conditions continue through 2029, 65 percent of new power generation in the state will come from NGCC plants and 35 percent from natural gas combustion turbine plants, which use no water for cooling, but are less energy efficient than NGCC plants.

"Statewide, we're on track to continue reducing our water intensity of electricity generation," says Scanlon.

Hydraulic fracturing accounts for less than 1 percent of the water consumed in Texas. But in some areas where its use is heavily concentrated, it strains local water supplies, as documented in a 2011 study by Jean-Philippe Nicot of the Bureau of Economic Geology. Because natural gas is often used far from where it is originally produced, water savings from shifting to natural gas for electricity generation might not benefit the areas that use more water for hydraulic fracturing.

Red Sea Studies


The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. The connection to the ocean is in the south through the Bab el Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden. In the north, there is the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba, ...

Petroleum Reserves

Petroleum is the world's major source of energy and is a key factor in the continued development of the world's economies. Therefore, it is essential for the countries future planning to have a clear assessment of their petroleum reserves ...

Field Development Plans

Field Development Planning has been prevalent in the Petroleum Industry since the first development projects. Uncertainty in crude prices, advancements in technology and the decreased quality of newly discovered reservoirs; means that field development plans now involve much greater detail ...

PetroSharp in Deep

  • Bio Stratigraphy

    The goal of biostratigraphy is to use fossil occurrences within the rock record to establish correlations between time-equivalent rock strata as determined by the presence of a particular fossil species ...

    Fault Seal Analysis

    Dry Holes (Leaking faults can bleed a trap dry). Dry Holes (Faults can create empty reservoirs & empty compartments within the producing field). Dry Holes (Sealing faults can keep a trap from being charged) ...

    Petroleum Systems

    Petroleum System consists of a mature source rock, migration pathway, reservoir rock, trap and seal. Appropriate relative timing of formation of these elements and the processes of generation, ...

    Core Analysis

    Core-based measurements offer the most tangible and direct means of determining critical reservoir parameters. Core analysis can play a vital role in field equity or unitization and is often considered to be the ground truth ...
  • Reservoir Characterisation

    A model of a reservoir that incorporates all the characteristics of the reservoir that are pertinent to its ability to store hydrocarbons and also to produce them. Reservoir characterization models ...

    Reservoir Engineering

    Applies scientific principles to the drainage problems arising during the development and production of oil and gas reservoirs so as to obtain a high economic recovery ...

    Average Evaluation

    Exploration, production and average evaluation includes review and validating existing data (Geophysical, geological, geochemical, engineering and production data) ...

    Sequence Stratigraphy

    The study of stratigraphic sequences, defined as stratigraphic units bounded by unconformities. With improvements in the acquisition and processing of reflection-seismic data by petroleum exploration companies ...
  • Field Development Plans

    Field Development Planning has been prevalent in the Petroleum Industry since the first development projects. Uncertainty in crude prices ...

    Volumetric & Ranking

    Volumertics, Risking and ranking includes Play and prospect analysis, Complex trap Volumertics, Detailed geological risking, Geostatistics and Heterogeneity Modeling, 3-D Geocelular Static Model ...

    Res Sea: Source Rock

    In petroleum geology, source rock refers to rocks from which hydrocarbons have been generated or are capable of being generated. They form one of the necessary elements of a working petroleum system ...

    Dynamic Modeling

    The most widespread source for subsurface data is 2-D and, increasingly, 3-D seismic. Data related to boreholes - such as well logs and rock samples - provide crucial complementary and calibration parameters ...

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