January 2018

Cover Story

Optimized completion design outperforms type curve in the Delaware Basin and delivers improvement in operational efficiency.

At Hart Energy’s recent DUG Eagle Ford conference, a technology panel focused on fracturing and some of the new techniques being used to continue to improve the technology.

New technologies bring clarity to the market.

Microproppants may hold the key to increased production, longer effective fracture lengths and higher EURs.

Companies partner to build three hydraulic fracturing fleets for use in varying environmental and geological conditions.

The industry continues its search for the proppant intensity ‘sweet spot.’

As I See It

Changing the public’s misguided petroleum perception starts by changing realities.

Industry Pulse

Attitudes toward innovation and technology have hampered the industry’s development and competitiveness.

World View

Continental Resources’ Harold Hamm discusses exports and their challenge to the midstream and producers.

With companies still in budget-cutting mode, new emerging exploration hot spots will be rare in 2018. However, some active exploration spots from 2017 will continue to be a focus this year.

Market Intelligence

A new round of private-equity-backed E&P companies are using completion optimization to improve yield in the Eagle Ford and extend the play’s boundaries and economic potential.

Exploration Technologies

The offshore industry continues to shine, but without marine seismic, how long can that last?

Drilling Technologies

The trend of drilling long may be forcing production to pull up short.

Completions and Production

New exhibit helps facilitate oil and gas social perception.

Offshore Advances

Innovation and determination open a path to production.


Color processing of omnidirectionally sampled seismic data expands the window for exploration development.

A cloud-based system optimizes data collected in water treatment operations.

A synthetic polymer friction reducer enables proppant loading and productivity in the wellbore.

The application of a comprehensive directional drilling and MWD program sets new single-run RSS drilling record.

An integrated approach drills record ERD well in the Middle East.

The use of AI to monitor subsea operations is growing.

Tool provides evaluation of produced water economics.

A JIP is developing technologies to efficiently power up subsea system operations.

New electronic monobore sliding sleeve offers a step change for unconventional completions.

Offshore Solutions

RAS shows promise in deepwater operations.

Sampling-while-drilling service saves time and reduces risk in challenging wells.

Operator Solutions

AI has become a powerful tool to derive well logs from drilling data. But what is the accuracy and repeatability compared to traditional logging tools?

Unconventional Report

Production increases expected as new wells come online.

Tech Watch

Vendor sourcing in the energy industry is now powered by online social networking.

Digital Solutions

Survey respondents indicated the usability of a company’s ERP system is critical to success of its digital transformation.

Tech Trends

Check out the latest technology releases, new services and more.

International Highlights

Check out the latest exploration, drilling and production highlights from around the world.

On The Move

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

Last Word

AI is an important tool that should be in every operator’s arsenal.