The Mediterranean Sea has been dramatically transformed from a region containing mostly incremental oil and gas reserves to one that is now recognized as a world-class gas basin.
It is time to have an honest conversation with the environmentalists.
Real-time monitoring calibrated the predrill model and enabled the drilling of a difficult well.
Inorganic growth is an important goal for many companies. But like growth through the drill bit, transaction risks need to be managed.
As digital oilfield programs continue to gain momentum, the question now is what is next for one of the most innovative areas of the energy industry?
The rig-building boom has seen a flood of new units arrive on the market. But the evidence is that this is the very minimum required to meet the world's unending thirst for fuel.
Security is often seen as a necessary but unwanted cost center and an obstruction to business overseas. But risk mitigation, a broader term, can save organizations a considerable amount of money, not to mention lives.
New acquisition system handles harsh environments.
A LWD program using sonic tools provides a South American operator with high-quality data with real-time access.
The constant demand by operators for increased heavy lifting capacity along with the requirement for operations in greater water depths and remote locations is seeing the offshore construction vessel sector innovate like never before.
Newbuild offshore structures are increasing in number and size, creating a virgin market for giant heavy-lift vessels that can transport facilities or carry out offshore dry-docking on location.
If a system can be automated to work in outer space, it can certainly save time and money on this planet.
Although it is early days for the Niobrara, this liquids-rich Rocky Mountain play has operators and analysts abuzz.
E&P activity increasingly involves operations in HP/HT downhole conditions. Engineers are developing advanced designs and are using new materials to address these challenges.
A man-portable weight-drop system proved useful in daunting topography.
The growing emphasis on completion technology in North American E&P could be a double-edged sword.
Faced with declining reserves, Mexico's national oil company gets serious about exploration.