Restricted production in the Gulf of Mexico will push America to increase oil imports.
Canadian government agencies are assisting companies in developing technologies that will increase production, decrease water use, and lead to faster reclamation in Alberta’s oil sands.
'It is difficult to make predictions, particularly about the future' - Niehls Bohr, 20th century Danish physicist.
The full potential of seismic data for drilling applications is increasingly being realized by advanced earth model building and new rapid imaging technologies.
Independent oil and gas companies today are a major driving force behind exploration activities.
Seismic data can be harnessed to optimize shale field production and development.
A massive survey has resulted in a dataset with many surprises.
When the need for higher channel count and better imaging bumps up against a requirement for greater environmental stewardship, planning land seismic surveys can be a balancing act.
As North American shale development continually evolves, operators must determine if there is an agreement between final production results and gamma ray stratigraphy.
Facing technical challenges akin to the first moon landing, Shell attacked a low-pressure reservoir in 8,000 ft water depth.
Advanced finite element analysis tools facilitate offshore risers and flowlines design, help operators anticipate the effects of any dynamic scenario, and prepare for it in the design phase.
An innovative hydraulic riser-handling tool provides a means of fully supporting a drilling riser system during installation and recovery.
New technologies are increasing recovery, and operators are moving to delineate areas outside the core Bakken region.
New approach eliminates divers and ROVs for safer and faster installation.
Rotary steerable systems combined with deep azimuthal measurements are keeping horizontal wells within the pay zone of thin, low-resistivity contrast reservoirs of the Bone Spring formation.
MPD advances are taming an old adversary by measuring and managing downhole gas influxes.