December 2017

Cover Story

Companies and systems were honored for their contributions to the industry and the environment.

Companies and their technologies were recognized for contributions of improving drilling and cementing operations.

Offshore technology companies received honors for contributions made to improve operations with safe and reliable designs.

As the year winds down, it’s time to take a look at some of the technologies that garnered industry awards.

These five technologies took home top honors in 2017.

As I See It

A study indicates happier employment statistics in 2018.

Industry Pulse

What do investors want from the oil and gas industry?

Executive Q&A

The merger of Baker Hughes with GE Oil & Gas is intended to lead to some changes in the
way the energy industry does business.

Market Intelligence

Diverter use grows as E&P companies seek ways to improve fracture initiation points along ever-longer laterals.

Exploration Technologies

Can exploration geophysics be reimagined?

Drilling Technologies

The current political push to open ANWR to E&P activities is too little, too late.

Completions and Production

A recent study by IHS Markit stated the Permian Basin may still hold 70 Bbbl of recoverable oil.


Cementing solution improves coverage through axial and lateral oscillation to establish an improved barrier.

Software advances improve pore pressure prediction ahead of the bit in a complex GoM subsalt well.

The modular design of a new plug launching system reduces rig time and increases safety.

Company intends to make wellhead facilities production cheaper and faster with a ‘design once, build many’ ethos.

Single-source controls simplify fracturing operations.

Shale Solutions

Expandable liner and new composite plugs restore integrity and enable completions in horizontal wells.

A treatment platform enables significant improvements in operational safety and reliability.

Offshore Solutions

A digital transformation will require a focused strategy.

Operator Solutions

The low cost of ownership associated with an integral engine-compressor system is delivering results for its operators.

A view from the custodians of training in the oil and gas industry provides helpful insights.

Unconventional Report

Improved infrastructure leads to production growth from the Marcellus and Utica.

Tech Watch

Integrated valve technology breaks through 50 years of valve design stagnation.

Digital Solutions

The application of international standards to data is leading to increased efficiencies in the oil and gas sector.

A pressure pulse telemetry system can be applied to downhole devices for communication in flowing wells and used to provide a wireless alternative to existing data transfer and actuation methods.

Tech Trends

Check out the latest technology trends the industry has to offer.

Regional Report

Countries like Senegal are gearing up for the next wave of development.

International Highlights

Check out the latest discoveries, well completions and exploration highlights around the world.

On The Move

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

Last Word

Companies need to invest in the right tools to enable better decision-making.