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ShaleTech: Woodford shale

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Scoop, stack sweet spots provide some relief

India’s largest frac job nets seven-fold production increase in challenging recompletion

Shashank Pathak, Vishal Ranjan, Shobhit Tiwari, Cairn India Ltd.

An appraisal well in India’s KG Onshore Block—a JV between Cairn India Ltd. and ONGC—afforded key engineering and operational learning opportunities.

Changing the landscape of BOP testing

Mike Bethea, Offshore Technical Compliance (OTC); Eric Livesay, Hecate Software, Inc.

A digital pressure testing system used for offshore BSEE compliance offers operating companies a new way to make BOP testing more efficient and accurate. The system captures, records and analyzes a variety of critical pressure tests that meet the high standards of today’s compliance requirements.

What industry leaders expect for 2016

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

Not since 1986 has the global upstream industry seen such a 12-month period of oil price erosion, punctuated by rapid-fire reductions in operator, vendor and contractor activity.

Systematic candidate selection improves Haynesville refracturing economics

William Hunter, Mark Turner, Jeff Villalobos, Encana; Dr. Alejandro Peña, Jason Baihly, Schlumberger

Every refracturing operation is unique, and economic success depends on integrating rigorous workflows for candidate selection, stimulation modeling, treatment execution and post-refracture treatment evaluation.

Featured Columns ///

The last barrel

Kurt Abraham

Saudi-Iranian rift adds new dimension to global oil market

Executive viewpoint

John England

Looking back at 2015: What happened, what didn’t, and hope for the future

Industry at a Glance ///

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