April 2017

Cover Story

Marginal fields and ‘small pools’ will play a role in the sector’s future.

The industry is incorporating lessons learned to evolve into a more compact and efficient market.

The GoM stands to benefit from new wave of subsea boosting.

Digitization is the way forward for subsea.

Market recovery brings a brighter outlook for the global subsea industry.

As I See It

As part of a laboratory experiment, oil was produced from samples of Alaskan coal, leading some to wonder ‘what if?’ in the coal-rich state.

Industry Pulse

Companies that embrace their waste and properly manage the corresponding liabilities will come out on top.

Being average is no longer good enough.

World View

Meeting the challenge of supply and demand and climate change were just two of the many topics under discussion at the annual CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference.

Market Intelligence

A surge in drilling permits to start 2017 suggests the most active oil services market in the U.S. still has some gas in the tank.

Exploration Technologies

Ocean-bottom exploration is still in its infancy.

Drilling Technologies

While onshore rig contractors seem to have reached the bottom of the trough, the offshore contractors are bracing for more challenges.

Completions and Production

The world is a big place, but the people in petroleum help make it a far friendlier one.


A cold-stacked rig requires adequate preservation to protect critical components of the asset.

A new study provides a clearer image of the Namibe salt basin.

Dynamic reserves modeling tool with global coverage enables exploration teams to do more with less.

Reducing production cost per barrel requires efficiency and visibility at every step.

Automatic system reduces response times to influxes or losses, minimizes influx size, optimizes circulation rates and increases drilling speed.

MPD system enables operator to save time and money.

Shale Solutions

It is time to do more.

Offshore Solutions

Customer savings can be upward of tens of millions of dollars.

The decommissioning of Shell’s Brent Delta platform in the U.K. North Sea will take place within the next few months, with Allseas’ giant Pioneering Spirit heavy-lift and pipelay vessel to be the high-profile center of attention.

Operator Solutions

New technology improves performance and consistency of drilling horizontal wells.

A mobile classroom is transforming preventive maintenance programs one field trip at a time.

Unconventional Report

Continued innovation and leading-edge data drive continued growth.

The Permian’s Delaware Basin continues to lead the shale gale.

R&D Spotlight

Institute continues to expand its offshore R&D capabilities.

Tech Watch

New lithium extraction technology offers improvements over current methods.

Digital Solutions

Well information management technologies reduce costs, boost efficiency, enable informed decisions and sharpen competitive edge.

Storage in the cloud offers up potentially disruptive technology.

Tech Trends

Check out the latest technology releases.

Regional Report

Producing assets in shallow water and onshore will spur the most interest from the industry and bring the most immediate benefits to Mexico.

Round One represented the first stone in the construction of Mexico’s upstream industry.

Talos Energy specializes in revitalizing older assets by coupling new technology and additional drilling investment. E&P recently spoke to Talos CEO and president Tim Duncan about the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Coast regions.

International Highlights

Check out the latest activity highlights from around the world. 

On The Move

Check out the latest promotions and new hires as well as new office and facility openings. 

Last Word

Economic challenges provide the catalyst for innovation and technology sharing.