November 2018

Cover Story

AI and data advances are streamlining the lease acquisition process.

E&P data consortiums are the key to unlocking value with analytics.

Application-specific software supports well design, engineering teams and their processes.

The oil and gas industry is evolving to manage the pace of change.

Operators and service companies are refining Big Data for even greater value.

As I See It

Ensuring the wildcatter spirit lives on in the next generation requires an ‘all of the above’ approach.

Industry Pulse

Digital tools provide new life for aging offshore assets.

World View

With a premium position in what it believes to be the sweetest of the Eagle Ford’s sweet spots, ConocoPhillips has found the winning combination with science, experimentation and optimal well placement.

Market Intelligence

The debate continues over well interference as the industry moves toward full field development.

Exploration Technologies

Once again the majors are abandoning the GoM for greener pastures. Can it rise again?

Drilling Technologies

A first-of-its-kind cloud-based platform facilitates 24/7 access to offshore well construction and activities.

Completions and Production

Companies are taking innovative approaches to traditional systems.

Special Report

Companies at ADIPEC 2018 will be showcasing new products and services designed to meet industry challenges.


A multiclient program offers new insights into the Pegasus Basin.

Additional EOR pilots have been initiated in the Delaware and Midland basins.

New technologies can help alleviate the challenges a changing workforce faces.

A new modular system combines the advantages of a platform with the rig-run benefits of a subsea development.

A new design and changes in metallurgy shift wear from expensive pump fluid ends to sacrificial consumable components.

A new land rig design offers shale drillers 2,000-hp drawworks and reduced footprint.

Systems enable predictive maintenance for ESPs.

Several opportunities exist to reduce GHG emissions in production operations.

Shale Solutions

Cloud-based reservoir modeling and simulations enabled an operator in the Wolfcamp Shale to improve well completion design.

A low-density, direct-emulsion fluid delivered wellbore stability in the Delaware Basin.

Offshore Solutions

A wireless hydrocarbon gas detector gives brownfield asset operators the opportunity to make significant improvements to personnel protection.

Operator Solutions

Optimized chemical dosing is part of an essential strategy in mitigating subsea flow assurance problems.

Advanced completion technology prevents excessive production of gas after breakthrough occurs.

Unconventional Report

Laramie and Weld counties are seeing increasing permitting activity.

Tech Watch

A new system provides real-time production data.

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

Removing key barriers enables faster technology adoption in the oil and gas industry.