Issue: January 2019
A case study performed in the Eagle Ford has proven that tunable technology can help achieve greater efficiency gains in developing unconventional reservoirs.
From paper to paperless, RFID and IoT are transforming the tracking of enormous amounts of iron that connect the pumps to the wellbore for hydraulic fracturing. The efficiency gains are significant.
There are numerous approaches to treating and recycling water in the oil field, with no single approach always being the right answer.
The former President’s tenure in the U.S. upstream industry was just as exemplary as his later career in public service.
In recent years, the offshore vessel industry has hit an inflection point that has forced providers to find more cost-effective, realistic means to operate during a frustratingly slow recovery process.
In an exclusive interview with World Oil Editor-in-Chief Kurt Abraham, Baker Hughes, a GE company Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Simonelli lays out his vision for the company’s future.
Artificial intelligence may seem like a solution in search of a problem, but an on-line retailer has used it since 2006, helping to grow sales by 1,600%. It’s now being applied in oil and gas operations, and it added value in an E&P pilot program with 30 electrical submersible pumps.
With a few considerations, today’s data-centric workflows can be enhanced with the introduction of MBE, reducing risk and cost.
As it prepares to set up shop in Oklahoma’s flagship shale plays, Encana Corp. is experiencing a measure of deja vu.
High exploration interest, long lead times and a major development inoculate the region’s offshore activity against low oil prices
Indonesian oil and gas development has seen some difficult times.
An automated casing running tool minimizes personnel exposure and opens the door for closed-loop technologies.
A 2018 survey report reveals how senior leaders perceive operational risk and process safety management, as well as the work that must be done to turn positive intent into action with proven business benefit.
The E&P industry perseveres in spite of negative elements
Sometimes it is ok to be wrong, even very wrong
Fixin’ what ain’t broke
Hits and misses
Market’s missing link is OPEC’s oil consumption!
May you live in interesting times
Solid information helps address controllable costs
U.S. inches closer to energy independence
News & Resources
Total—alongside partners CNOOC Limited (45%), Petrobras (16%) and Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (15%)—has begun producing from Egina field, about 93 mi off the coast of Nigeria.
Industry at a glance
Kreuz Subsea, has appointed Knut Eriksen as the board’s first independent non-executive director.
ABB has been awarded an integrated automation, electrification and telecommunication project, valued at $79 million, for the upgrade of Bab onshore field in Abu Dhabi, by CPECC.
Hardide Coatings has developed the Hardide CVD (chemical vapor deposition), a coating solution that extends weather windows for drilling operations.