sand, U.S. Silica, E&P, Permian, oil, proppant, demand, Bryan Shinn, Schlumberger, Todd Bush, Energent, Westwood

Pressure Packed: E&Ps’ Sand Demand Strains Suppliers

Armed with more efficient, less-costly ways to produce oil and gas, the ramp-up in U.S. shale activity is putting pressure on sand suppliers as E&Ps load more proppant in hopes of bigger payouts.

Smith, bits, Schlumberger, drilling, technology, oil

Intelligent By Design: Unique Geometry Cutting Elements Optimize Drilling

Superior bit performance starts with innovative and dynamic cutting elements.

Venezuela, oil, economic, crisis, Maduro, election, PDVSA

Oil Reform Talk Remains Elusive In Venezuela’s Economic Crisis

As Venezuela’s crisis goes deeper, government and opposition leaders refuse to talk about real changes in the country’s oil legal framework, a Venezuelan analyst says.

Analyst: Permian, GoM Are Equally Important Producers

Permian Basin production could rise, but Gulf of Mexico production could fall, Rystad’s Artem Abramov said.

North American Plays Emerge From New Techniques, New Areas

What will be the next big thing in the North American oil patch? Look to “some things old, something new.”

Schlumberger, oil, reserves, exploration, spending, Paal Kibsgaard

Less Exploration Spend, Falling Reserves Could Mean Supply Shortfall

The head of the world’s largest oilfield service company says the world could face a medium-term supply deficit given today’s reserves depletion rate and falling exploration spending.

Service Helps Operator Drill ‘Undrillable’ Deepwater Wells

MPD system enables operator to save time and money.