AUGUST 2018

Cover Story

The use of a QRA helps improve risk-related decision-making.

A company realized that some 50% of the country’s well inventory was idle, so it set out to arrest Malaysia’s production decline rate.

A shift in focus has one North Sea operator getting more out of existing fields.

A compact, powerful motor extends ESP applicability in marginal wells.

As I See It

Kaikias, more than just the Greek god of the northeast wind, sees first oil in the GoM.

Industry Pulse

Machine learning and AI are enabling the discovery of new solutions to help make the petroleum industry safer and more competitive.

World View

Digital proponents promote industrywide adoption of digital technologies.

Market Intelligence

Improving completion effectiveness through engineered well construction.

Drilling Technologies

Energy—in all forms—is essential to human progress.

Completions and Production

A recent report suggested companies are shifting their focus to gas projects.

Features

A new algorithm targets optimal gas injection rates.

A Barnett Shale case study demonstrated the value of estimating dynamic Biot’s coefficient from well logs using rock physics.

An automated bit guidance system delivers improvement in directional drilling performance.

Leverage software to reduce risk, improve safety and add value.

As in-basin sand use grows in the Permian Basin, the race is on to deliver sand quickly and efficiently.

Technologies are streamlining frack sand logistics with shorter wait times, reduced costs and smaller pad footprints.

Operating oil and gas sites at a distance is attractive for producers due to the potential safety and cost benefits.

Technology manages solids production in artificial lift wells.

The combination of directional drilling and MWD technologies made horizontal drilling more manageable and wells more productive.

Shale Solutions

Tailored drilling software and optimization services offer cost-effective options.

Offshore Solutions

An enhanced connector improves structural integrity and fatigue performance on a GoM fixed-platform installation.

As the subsea industry continues to evolve to help meet the demands of oilfield operators, there is a great need for innovative sealing technology.

Operator Solutions

An enhanced slurry performance can lead to optimized services.

Models and downhole sensors help measure the debris removal effectiveness of the instrumented wireline intervention service.

Unconventional Report

ANS and ANWR are primed for development.

Tech Watch

Digital technology opens new possibilities that could transform the future of multiphase flow measurement applications.

Digital Solutions

Continuous modeling software advances create new opportunities.

Tech Trends

Check out the latest products and services in the upstream oil and gas sector. 

International Highlights

Check out the latest activity highlights from around the world.

On The Move

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

Last Word

The ‘help wanted’ sign is out for skilled workers to fill vacancies created during the market downturn.