January 2019

Cover Story

An enabling dialogue lists what a dissolving fracture plug brings to the market.

Operational flexibility and efficiencies drive hydraulic fracturing innovations.

Composite and dissolvable plugs combine for optimal economics.

As I See It

As 2018 closed with a flurry of good news, 2019 is set to deliver new discoveries and technologies to the oil and gas industry.

Industry Pulse

Safety practices on the drilling floor will improve with better awareness.

Will air quality reviews in the Gulf of Mexico get more complicated?

World View

A new pipeline will create a new export route for natural gas to European markets.

Executive Q&A

At 100 years old, Halliburton knows how to weather the ups and downs of the industry.

Market Intelligence

As baseball legend Yogi Berra once said, ‘It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.’

Drilling Technologies

A U.S. independent has commenced an appraisal program at its Sureste Basin Field in Mexico’s Bay of Campeche.

Completions and Production

The same challenges the industry worked to solve decades ago are still the ones it faces today.


New digital technologies greatly improve the safety, efficiency and traceability of pressure testing throughout the life cycle of a well.

A collaborative best practice can be routinely deployed with huge returns.

Optimized chemistries help leverage produced water to fracturing fluid.

A new RSS that features an integrated steering unit and MWD survey package that includes azimuthal gamma ray geosteering delivers results in the Marcellus.

A system looks to optimize value in directional drilling by minimizing deviation from planned wellbore trajectory, minimizing tortuosity and more.

Pilot tests validate a fouling-resistant degasification technology that eliminates dissolved gas species from produced water.

The world’s first subsea processing plant moves closer to crossing the finish line.

Shale Solutions

A high-efficiency antifoamer proves success in the field.

Offshore Solutions

Alternative approaches enable hydrate and asphaltene blockage remediation in subsea flowlines.

Operator Solutions

A proven method forces injection fluids outside the path of least resistance through dispersion.

Unconventional Report

Williston Basin activity has rebounded from the 2014 market crash and production rates are climbing higher.

Digital Solutions

A reliability-centered maintenance strategy built on asset data can help producers get ahead of failures, improve reliability and reduce risks.

Experts share their thoughts on the digital transformation underway in the oil and gas industry.

Providing risk visibility through an effective process safety program increases efficiencies.

Tech Trends

Check out the latest technology innovations in the upstream oil and gas industry. 

Regional Report

Discoveries and online operations highlighted year-end 2018 activity as new projects are expected to continue offshore Norway and the U.K.

International Highlights

Check out the latest E&P activity highlights from around the world.

On The Move

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

Last Word

Intelligent applications capable of automatically generating new workflows for the subsurface will transform the industry.