February 2019

Cover Story

A post-run analysis of data collected in the drillbit during drilling leads to improved drilling in challenging applications.

The rapid pace of technology development in the oil and gas industry ensures that all players in it are in constant pursuit of the next innovation that will deliver the next barrel and the next dollar safely and efficiently.

Dropped objects are one of the most frequent HSE safety incidents reported, and the changing oil and gas landscape threatens to increase the risk.

As I See It

The world is rebuilding its energy system, but cracks in key pillars have emerged.

Industry Pulse

The devil is in the detail when it comes to ownership transfer of assets.

World View

One independent energy company sees capability and expertise as critical to fueling its onshore and offshore growth engines.

Executive Q&A

A completions services provider emerges from the downturn better equipped to deliver on its mission.

Drilling Technologies

A supermajor inks a contract for the fi rst drillship rated for 20,000-psi operations.

Completions and Production

Operators push forward with ambitious plans despite price volatility.


A fully assembled perforating gun system increases efficiency and safety.

Multiphase pumps in use in Moho North Field are qualified for high-viscosity applications.

Advances in technology, data science and operating experience have made inspecting the ‘uninspectable’ possible.

In onshore and offshore applications, the latest systems advance safety, wellbore communication and restimulation efforts.

A rigless intervention system works to optimize perforation operations.

Shale wells offer unique challenges when it comes to maintaining well control.

A new technology provides real-time information about a formation boundary at the point of transition.

Technology ensures the rapid and efficient deployment of remediation systems.

Shale Solutions

Technologies are supporting shale well pad advances.

Operator Solutions

Tool performs isolated negative inflow tests on liner tops and casing shoes.

Huff-and-puff technology revives existing wells.

Unconventional Report

The rise of LNG and gas exports and proximity to the Gulf Coast keep the Haynesville Shale play attractive.

Tech Watch

A successful wellbore stimulation program relies on proper fluid placement.

Digital Solutions

Overhauling processes and updating technologies can modernize oil and gas companies.

Tech Trends

Check out the latest technologies released for the upstream oil and gas industry.

Regional Report

Favorable economics could push forward planned projects as more come online.

International Highlights

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

On The Move

Check out the latest new hires, promotions and appointments in the oil and gas industry. 

Last Word

The digital twin makes operational collaboration a reality across E&P operations.