October 2018

Cover Story

Is geoscience losing its punch? Despite the amazing strides made in recent years, the value case is not an easy sell for service companies. Several noteworthy geoscientists discuss the challenges that still face this industry.

The latest marine seismic technology has explorers taking notice.

Despite the downturn, there is room for new, flexible and fit-for-purpose contractors.

As I See It

The endless potential of the Gulf of Mexico’s deepwater resources attracts a new player.

Industry Pulse

A nonprofit organization offers documentaries and educational outreach programs for the next generation.

World View

The Aventine facility and EOR asset acquisitions have begun to see returns.

Market Intelligence

The digital oil field is not a technology issue; it’s a business model issue.

Exploration Technologies

A new crop of startups hopes to revive the seismic acquisition industry.

Drilling Technologies

An NOC announces plans to drill thousands of wells in the NCS in the coming decades.

Completions and Production

An analysis predicts costs to climb as core areas mature.

Special Report

Companies at the SEG Annual Meeting will be exhibiting solutions to some of the most difficult challenges facing geophysicists.


Market forces mandate better evidence-based tools to drive decisions in oilfield services pumping operations.

A new wireless downhole tool unlocks the potential for significant cost reductions.

A new additive helps lower surface and interfacial tension.

Slimhole completion systems help to refracture existing wells and boost production.

There is an impact on data infrastructure when using real-time analytics.

Shale Solutions

Surfactant and solvent chemical blend enhances reservoir production.

A cost-effective microbial control program can offset negative impacts on affected production.

Offshore Solutions

Digital technologies, including running a virtual startup, look set to save 40 days from the run-up to first gas processing on Equinor’s Aasta Hansteen development.

Operator Solutions

Efficiency and accuracy of directional drilling is improved with new proportional steering system.

Unconventional Report

As operators continue to bring the Eagle Ford back to peak production, they refocus their attention to the north.

Tech Watch

A new cementing system enhances barrier integrity.

Digital Solutions

Producers of all sizes can benefit from digitalization at the wellhead.

Greater adoption and effective use of enhanced digitalization in the rig inspection and audit market are delivering benefits and reducing risk.

Tech Trends

Check out the latest products and services for the upstream oil and gas industry. 

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

Embracing digitalization can help operators maintain a competitive advantage.