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Abstract

THE REPORT PRESENTS THE VIEWS OF USERS AND PRODUCERS OF HYDROCARBONS AS WELL AS GOVERNMENTAL AND RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS AND DESCRIBES THE PRINCIPAL LINES OF RESEARCH THEY IDENTIFIED. THE READY AVAILABIITY OF CHEAP SUPPLIES OF HYDROCARBONS IS A DISINCENTIVE TO INVESTMENT IN R+D BY INDUSTRY. AS A MAJOR IMPORTER OF CRUDE OIL, EUROPE MUST STIMULATE R+D DESIGNED TO LOWER PRODUCTION COSTS AND TO DEVELOP NEW SOURCES OF SUPPLY. IN ORDER TO DRILL FOR OIL AT DEEPER LEVELS, IT IS NECESSARY TO EXTEND OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE GEOLOGICAL STRUCTURE OF OIL RESERVOIRS. IMPROVEMENTS IN SEA-BED DRILLING RELY ON FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH INTO WAVE FORCES, SOIL MECHANICS AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS. RESEARCH IS NEEDED INTO THE PROBLEMS OF COMPRESSION AND TWO PHASE TRANSFER IN THE PRODUCTION OF NATURAL GAS AND INTO THE CONVERSION OF GAS TO LIQUID HYDROCARBONS.

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Authors: JONCHERE J P, BUREAU D'ETUDES INDUSTRIELLES ET DE COOPERATION DE L'INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU PETROLE, RUEIL-MALMAISON, F;SEGURET J, BUREAU D'ETUDES INDUSTRIELLES ET DE COOPERATION DE L'INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU PETROLE, RUEIL-MALMAISON, F;VACHEZ F, BUREAU D'ETUDES INDUSTRIELLES ET DE COOPERATION DE L'INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU PETROLE, RUEIL-MALMAISON, F;FAUCHER B BUREAU D'ETUDES INDUSTRIELLES ET DE COOPERATION DE L'INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU PETROLE, RUEIL-MALMAISON, F, BUREAU D'ETUDES INDUSTRIELLES ET DE COOPERATION DE L'INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU PETROLE, RUEIL-MALMAISON, F
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11360 FR (1988) MF, PP 307, ECU 16.00, BLOW-UP COPY, BFR 38.75, AVAILABILITY: EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, BP 1003, GDL
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Record Number: 1989126207700 / Last updated on: 1989-04-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: fr