January 2017

Cover Story

The industry continues to push the boundaries of hydraulic fracturing technology.

Nano-sized surfactant improves fracturing success.

Logging-while-tripping formation evaluation helps enhance production through engineered completion designs.

Particle analysis and real-time tracking are just two of many areas where new technologies are driving innovation in proppant efficiency and well productivity.

One company’s ‘super-lateral’ approach is paying significant dividends.

As I See It

The E&P sector enters 2017 on a cautious road to recovery, and the drillbit will lead the way.

Industry Pulse

New business model enables investors to buy shares of projects, not just stocks.

World View

Devon’s president and CEO is convinced the industry will never stop innovating.

Market Intelligence

Bakken E&P companies turn their sights on reducing drilled but uncompleted wells backlog.

Exploration Technologies

Reduced exploration budgets have seriously harmed the sector.

Drilling Technologies

During 2016 the Alpine High was opened up with 2.1 Tcm (75 Tcf) of gas, and the USGS estimated the Wolfcamp Shale has 20 Bbbl of oil—making the Permian Basin the best place to play.

Completions and Production

Partnership creates digital solution to reduce unplanned downtime of offshore operations.


A wealth of information is buried within traditional P-wave datasets.

Handling HP/HT operations safely, economically and with environmental sensitivity calls for highly specialized equipment and technology to exploit future reserves.

LWD at extreme temperatures and pressures requires advanced electronic components.

Automated tank gauging system makes real-time verification of storage tank volumes possible.

New processing technique offers a seismic view with remarkable detail.

Complete package offers operators an integrated solution set to meet water management needs.

Innovations in data transmission delivered cost savings to a major Gulf of Mexico field development project.

Shale Solutions

New charges provide consistency.

Offshore Solutions

Companies are demonstrating that talk of applying their offshore expertise and experience to real-world renewables is more than just hot air.

Operator Solutions

Technology has great potential to reduce HSE risks.

Unconventional Report

What’s driving all of the recent interest?

R&D Spotlight

In a first-of-its-kind application, subsea LiDAR delivers the data needed to 3-D print an accurate physical model of a damaged subsea part.

Tech Watch

Nanophysics can be harnessed to reduce downhole deposition of paraffin, asphaltene and scale while improving fluid viscosity at the surface.

Digital Solutions

It’s no longer science fiction. Cloud computing is an everyday fact of life.

Operators can now leverage models uniting fundamental reservoir physics and data science for real-time quantitative optimization for EOR/IOR workflows.

Tech Trends

Check out the latest technology releases.

Regional Report

The first 3-D seismic survey ever shot offshore Newfoundland and Labrador has delineated a new Lower Tertiary play.

International Highlights

Check out the news highlights from around the world.

On The Move

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

Last Word

The one-size-fits-all approach is no longer applicable in today’s oil and gas sector.