Exclusives

October 14 2014

Whether it is in shales, tight sands or CSG, the number of international oil companies jumping into the Australian plays to 'crack the code' is increasing along with spending.

October 10 2014

The unconventional revolution is making a big impact, bringing benefits along with concerns. 

September 26 2014

Companies are eyeing the country for its conventional and unconventional shale potential.

August 22 2014

Drillinginfo CEO shares how ‘integration, automation and quantification pave a black gold road to the future.’

August 18 2014

A survey implies the oil and gas industry is underutilizing social media to communicate with the public, specifically concerning fracking.

Completion

April 9 2013

The industry is divided on hydraulic fracturing technology. An objective view is needed to sort out the confusion and decide on best processes.

March 28 2013

Developers of a new technology say the process can remove nearly all organic materials from produced water.

October 22 2012

A polymer, which replaces guar in fracing fluid, has been utilized by Halliburton in Magnum Hunter’s wells in the Eagle Ford, resulting in higher flow back and improved production.

Contracts

April 3 2012

Companies still need to match the need for capital and the degree of risk tolerance to the type of capital the companies use.

January 23 2012

From fence line to fence line on Curtis Island, there are three major LNG facilities under construction worth over $24 billion.

November 1 2011

A case study from the South Texas Eagle Ford illustrates how partnering with experienced consultants can ensure success.

Digital

March 1 2012

With the huge number of wells required for shale gas or coal-bed methane development, companies are implementing lean manufacturing models for these “gas factories.”

Downhole

February 12 2014

Problematic areas have included perforation issues, loss of fracture length, and sometimes wellbore connectivity.

August 20 2013

Data integration and analysis over a shale play provides clear indications of where to drill and what technologies to utilize.

August 19 2013

Study indicates loss of conductivity, surface area, and continuity over time.

October 30 2012

With trillions of cubic feet of natural gas reserves trapped in unconventional formations, countries worldwide are clamoring for North American technology to unlock those resources.

February 27 2012

With an estimated 50% of perforation clusters and 25% of stages not contributing to production from wells in all of the major shale plays, Schlumberger is focused on reducing the number of defective wells and improving completion quality.

Equipment

April 28 2014

China holds 31.2 Tcm (1,115 Tcf) of estimated technically recoverable shale gas reserves.

November 3 2009

Integrating geomechanics with drilling fluid design successfully mitigates time-dependent wellbore instability in Middle East fields.

Operations

August 15 2014

Countries that sought greater control of resources from international oil companies are now changing tack to entice foreign partners.

June 25 2014

India replaces U.S. as top importer of Nigeria’s crude oil.

People

July 26 2013

Mitchell’s use of hydraulic fracturing in North Texas changed the industry.