Featured Articles ///

Shaletech Report: Completion Methods

Ryan Allen, Baker Hughes

Using a ball-activated sliding sleeve system, an operator completed an exploratory well in the Vaca Muerta shale that has the country’s longest lateral and highest initial production rate

What’s new in well logging and formation evaluation

Stephen Prensky, Consultant, Silver Spring, Maryland

This review is based on published technical papers and publicly available literature. The author does not endorse any specific technologies or service providers. The logging systems may be available as commercial services, or still in development and testing phases.

Squeezing out that last drop of oil, using underbalanced coiled tubing drilling

Toni Miszewski, AnTech Ltd.

Underbalanced coiled tubing drilling can help extract more production from existing wells, reduce project unpredictability and economic risk, and contribute to increased, efficient, long-term hydrocarbon extraction.

Tie-backs and seafloor pumping improve economics in deepwater developments

Dr. Stuart L. Scott, Petroleum Emerging Technology Corp.

Reduced commodity prices have eliminated many options to improve deepwater project economics. Seafloor boosting, as an enabling technology for tie-back developments, has emerged as the most effective means to achieve, and sustain, economic flowrates from new discoveries. However, these tie-backs require different considerations than recently installed, hub-based, seafloor boosting systems, and require a unique approach and new technologies.

Featured Columns ///

The last barrel

Craig Fleming

CEOs say innovation, digital transformation are key growth drivers

Energy Issues

William J. Pike

Human factors engineering

Industry at a Glance ///

U.S. Rotary Drilling Rigs
International Rotary Drilling Rigs

Data courtesy of Baker Hughes.

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