August 2017

Cover Story

Despite challenging economics, offshore EOR offers substantial returns.

Companies are finding success and value in late-life recovery methods.

Chemical-free water treatment process retains polymers to boost return on investment in production-enhancing flooding.

Operators are finding value in CO2 recoveries.

CO2 could unlock substantial tight formation returns.

As I See It

To meet the energy demands of future generations, the petroleum industry needs the youth of today.

Industry Pulse

From new collaborative models to digitized operations, disruptive innovation can redefine the oil and gas industry.

World View

Service companies have been battered by the downturn but are keeping their sights on upcoming market needs.

Conquering frontiers requires exploration, technology and investment.

Market Intelligence

Rising interest in expanding the stacked-pay Mississippian play in the Anadarko Basin is generating strong demand for well stimulation services, though commodity prices worry E&P companies.

Exploration Technologies

Not surprisingly, a recent survey shows little appetite for risk in the current environment.

Drilling Technologies

The Maersk Invincible is now the world’s first harsh environment jackup drilling rig to operate entirely on shore power.

Completions and Production

Investing in EOR research could result in long-term payoff.

Special Report

Conference and exhibition boasts thousands of new upstream technologies.


System helps achieve production and economic goals.

A new workflow takes some of the guesswork out of reservoir modeling.

Planning and collaboration help ensure smart, safe handling of COCs during facility decommissioning.

Technology, regulations and more are required for an effective abandonment and decommissioning strategy for aging offshore facilities.

Communicating early and often is the key to success.

Collaboration is the key to integrated drilling systems that optimize designs of shale wells.

Technologies help solve the engineering challenges of increasing stage counts and proppant volumes in sliding sleeve completions.

A marine management system creates a common operational picture for offshore operations.

Shale Solutions

Advances in data analytics can give operators a much clearer picture of their complex plays.

Offshore Solutions

New ways of looking at technology are enabling closer collaboration between the renewables and oil and gas sectors while also addressing cost pressures.

Testing kit delivers transformational benefits from reservoir to refinery.

Operator Solutions

Machines are smart, but effective well management relies on getting the right data to the right humans at the right time.

A new free software tool provides probabilistic assessment of potentially active faults.

Unconventional Report

Rumors of the Eagle Ford Shale’s death have been greatly exaggerated.

With the Congressional Review Act deadline having passed in May, Congress’ ability to overturn Obama-era regulations through simple majorities has come to a close.

Tech Watch

Depending on the size and pressure, a SBT system failure could lead to a major classification hydrocarbon release.

Digital Solutions

New collaboration technology captures knowledge and accelerates group decision-making for a world-class African discovery.

Wireless communication solutions can provide reliable high-capacity connectivity that is scalable enough to cater to current requirements and future expansions.

Tech Trends

Tech Trends

Regional Report

The UKCS will need to beef up its skilled workforce to remain competitive.

International Highlights

International Highlights

On The Move

On The Move

Last Word

Integration and digital enablement will empower the industry to rise above data and domain silos.