Featured Articles ///

ShaleTech: Eagle Ford/Pearsall

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Fewer rigs, less production

Operators take shelter from the oil price storm

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

Although this year’s major upstream downturn is inflicting considerable pain on producers and equipment/service companies, alike, it also is stimulating additional technical creativity and progress across all disciplines of the North American industry.

Improving coiled-tubing serviceability in sour environments through metallurgical design

Mariano Coloschi, Bruce Reichert, Martin Valdez, Thu-Va Nguyen, Claudio Morales, Tenaris

Results of testing, to evaluate different mechanisms that could damage the product in the presence of a sour environment, indicate a positive effect from full-body heat treatment.

ShaleTech: China, Australia shales

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

High hopes, but results slim so far

G&G integration enhances acquisition of multi-client studies offshore Gabon

Gregor Duval, Jo Firth, CGG

Integrated geoscience project to shine light on Gabon South basin.

Featured Columns ///

Executive viewpoint

Charles Woodburn

Retention of key personnel is a major challenge

First oil

Pramod Kulkarni

Wall Street giveth, taketh away

Industry at a Glance ///

U.S. Rotary Drilling Rigs
International Rotary Drilling Rigs

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Daily Oil & Gas Prices

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Oil Production

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TechTalk ///More TechTalk

Connecting marketers to the World Oil audience What is this?

World Oil TechTalk allows marketers to connect directly with the World Oil audience by enabling them to create content and participate in the conversation on the World Oil website. Each TechTalk article is produced by the marketer. More on TechTalk here.

The emergence of Canadian gas divestments

Over the last two years, we’ve seen a marked increase in the number of gas divestments taking place in Canada’s oil and gas sector.