Petrobras, Brazil oil and gas, Carmópois

The Brazilian state-owned company is working to increase the recovery factor at the Carmópolis oil field to 32%.


The combined gas reserves in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is about 1,500 Tcf, but much of the reserve is associated gas and expensive to extract.

Survey: Canada Climate Change Policy Gives Oil Sales An Edge Globally

CAPP survey shows that global customers favor Canada oil because of country’s climate change policies.

BP Review: World Energy Consumption Wobbles For 3rd Straight Year

India and China are driving growth in energy consumption, BP report says.


The move has been widely seen as a step to enhance domestic production and to reduce dependence on imports of petroleum products.


Paradigm and Flotek subsurface AI systems help improve reservoir models.

Comstock Resources, rig, Haynesville, shale, drilling, fractures, oil, Louisiana

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

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

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.

Hart Energy, DUG Bakken & Niobrara, shale, completion, proppant, Mark Pearson, Liberty Resources, Paul Favret, Kumar Ramurthy, Halliburton, Amanda Seholm, Baker Hughes

As prices and costs recover, a panel of experts at DUG Bakken & Niobrara said operators are continually scaling the completions learning curve.

shale, technology, KCA, oil, ConocoPhillips, Halliburton, drilling, well, proppant

Recent trends and new technology indicate operators and service companies are thinking outside of the box and experimenting with different methods and techniques to grow production.


Drillers added eight oil rigs in the week to June 9, bringing the total count up to 741, the most since April 2015, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) said.

Drillers added 11 oil rigs in the week to June 2, bringing the total count up to 733, the most since April 2015, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) said.

Redesigned bit body and enhanced blade geometry enable drillbit to withstand extreme drilling parameters.

Smart drillbit self-adjusts to reduce stick/slip risks.

The first global 30-in. CWD job using a customized PDC bit delivered time and cost savings in Mexico.

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Norway wants oil companies to look into using specialized technology to pump more crude and natural gas, the country's petroleum regulator said June 15, potentially producing billions of extra barrels as well as tax revenues.

artificial lift, EOR, Mexico, farm-out

EOR and artificial lift systems are needed to rejuvenate the Cardenas-Mora and Ogarrio fields.

CO2, Rick Perry, Greg Abbott, NRG, energy, Hilcorp, JX Nippon, carbon, EOR, capture, technology

The NRG Energy, JX Nippon and Hilcorp Energy project is capable of capturing more than 5,000 tons of CO2 per day, but the economics come down to oil prices.

The University of Wyoming said April 4 that $2.5 million in funding from Alchemy Sciences Inc. will support research on enhanced oil recovery and production.

NRG, Hilcorp, JX Nippon, oil, EOR, carbon capture

The captured CO2 is expected to grow oil production at the West Ranch oil field by 5x its current amount over the next few years.

Field Development

The plan includes using one FPSO unit, with a 400 MMscf/d capacity, for the two fields.

Libya's oil production has risen to 885,000 bbl/d after the state oil firm settled a dispute with Germany's Wintershall AG that had slashed production, a Libyan oil source told Reuters.

Exxon Mobil Corp. said June 16 it would proceed with the development of the Liza oil field, located offshore Guyana.

Separately, Frontera Energy said it had reached an agreement with natives of Peru's Amazon region over the development of an oil field involved in a dispute over land-use.

BP and Reliance will invest a further $6.2 billion in their jointly owned KG D6 gas block off India's eastern coast, the heads of the two companies said June 15.