July 2017

Cover Story

Effective diverter technologies and high-frequency surveillance deliver successful campaign in the Eagle Ford Shale.

Advances in completion tools help shift wells to money-maker status.

Engineered completions are improving productivity based strictly on drilling data, according to C&J Energy Services.

Hybrid completions fill technology gap for the stimulation of extended-reach laterals.

New service delivers savings of $40 million and 25 rig days in first-ever 15-stage deepwater completion.

Microseismic-based reservoir simulation helps determine wellbore spacing for a large independent operator.

A combination of high-density proppant and scale inhibitor sees success in Lower Tertiary wells.

As I See It

OPEC tries to retain its market clout amid stiff competition.

Industry Pulse

The search for a sustainable future will be aided by candid discussion among industry leaders on the challenges that remain.

Exploration Technologies

Low-frequency source could be the fi nal piece in the subsalt imaging puzzle.

Drilling Technologies

User groups are not just for Silicon Valley.

Completions and Production

Emerging technologies could offer savings for P&A.

Special Report

In this special section E&P highlights some of the latest products and technologies for shale and looks at how they will benefit companies in their ongoing search for new reserves, improved production and more effective operating techniques. 

More affordable and effective solutions are being developed for water management processes.

Drilling technologies evolve to meet the increasing demands of shale drilling.

Completions technologies are helping drive down breakevens.

Commonly used exploration, appraisal and development technologies are being tweaked to improve completions efficiency and production results.

New technologies fuel extraordinary production growth.


Real-time fluid mapping-while-drilling service enhances well placement and production potential.

New measurements quickly provide high-resolution visualization and assessment.

Operator completes HP/HT offshore drilling campaign using new LWD technology.

New approach offers low-cost bottomhole early kick detection.

Product upgrades and enhancements help keep integral system up to date.

New P&A tools offer solutions beyond conventional methods.

MRMZ production logging and testing provides a low-risk, low-cost method for acquiring valuable data.

Offshore Solutions

Minimum-facility CSP combines the advantages of a platform with the rig-run benefit of a subsea development to achieve lower capital and installation/intervention costs.

Operator Solutions

Technology bridges the gap between oil and gas computing and office/cloud computing.

Unconventional Report

The play is poised for a comeback. Much of the progress in the Haynesville since 2014 has been driven by private-equity-backed operators.

Tech Watch

Larger drones are becoming the target of significant investment.

Digital Solutions

A more focused approach will help the industry manage commodity price volatility.

Tech Trends

Tech Trends

International Highlights

International Highlights

On The Move

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

Last Word

The industry requires a change in its mindset and a reevaluation of the methodologies, protocols and philosophies that surround well integrity management.

MEA Innovations

The E&P editors and staff proudly presented the winners of the 2017 Special Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation at the Offshore Technology Conference in May.