MAY 2017

Cover Story

New reamer enlarges boreholes in deep reservoirs ahead of larger outer-diameter casing installations.

More FPSO units will be used between 2020 and 2023, with each year seeing about 10 more units working, forecast said.

No dead seas around these parts. The offshore industry is emerging from the downturn leaner and ready to capitalize on its newfound efficiencies.

Operators can enjoy robust ROI even at lower prices.

The North Sea and GoM will continue to be important provinces in the global energy mix.

Despite numerous challenges, the world’s deepest production facility is poised for even more success.

A small Norwegian subsea company has thrown down the gauntlet to the subsea industry to reduce costs and complexity over the life of a well. Optime Subsea believes technology being released into today’s market must be simple and cost-efficient.

As I See It

Is the industry ready to restart E&P activities offshore? It certainly looks that way.

Industry Pulse

Opinions differ as to how easy it will be for the industry to staff up after the downturn.

World View

Industry consortia and JIPs help bring technology to market.

Market Intelligence

Monster fractures and M&A are boosting regional activity in the ArkLaTex.

Monster fractures and M&A are boosting regional activity in the ArkLaTex.

Exploration Technologies

Prior to “the big one,” North America was a bit of an energy enigma.

Drilling Technologies

In the Delaware Basin the bit increased an operator’s ROP by 27% compared to the average ROP in offset wells.

Completions and Production

Analysts find that deepwater projects are closing the gap on tight oil plays.

Features

A safer cost-effective landing string is capable of landing heavy loads while ensuring slip crush resistance.

Future offshore developments and deepwater production could benefit from a more codified approach to subsea kits.

The rapid and complete combustion of emissions without appreciable NOx or CO is now possible with a new technology.

A well-designed survey provides image clarity at each stage of a field’s development.

Subsea hydraulics need to stand the test of time.

OBN data acquisition is increasing geographically and expanding in application beyond its traditional role in appraisal and development.

Imaging and remote monitoring technologies assist in emissions management.

Shale Solutions

A reduction in the number of bridge plugs needed is one of many benefits offered by new diverting technology.

Offshore Solutions

Against the current market backdrop, offshore operators and drilling contractors are looking for technological and engineering innovations that provide that extra competitive edge, helping reduce operational time and risk, protecting asset integrity and ensuring maximum efficiencies.

Unconventional Report

Operators continue to delineate the core of the Permian’s Midland Basin.

The Trump administration is making good on its commitment to revoke or reform federal regulations impacting energy development with significant actions performed or underway regarding hydraulic fracturing, venting and flaring climate change, and the Clean Power Plan.

Tech Watch

A new salinity system was designed for increased flow assurance on subsea wet gas field developments.

Digital Oil Field

Oil companies are increasingly moving toward digital solutions to help their businesses.

Tech Trends

Check out the latest technologies, products and services. 

Regional Report

The industry is taking a wait-and-see attitude until prices improve.

International Highlights

Check out the international oil and gas highlights. 

On The Move

Check out the latest new hires, promotions and company news. 

Last Word

IIoT represents the best chance for oil and gas companies to evolve.

MEA Innovations

An expert panel of judges has selected the top 22 industry projects that open new and better avenues to the complicated process of fi nding and producing hydrocarbons around the world.