Featured Articles ///

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.

Retooling for the upturn

Mike Slaton, Contributing Editor

With rig contract cancellations, fleet retirements, and large-scale cost-cutting slicing through the offshore drilling market, new technology assumes an even more important role in safety, efficiency, capability and—ultimately—marketability. As utilization drops, advantage is often found in innovation—if not now, then certainly in the upturn that will arrive eventually.

ShaleTech: Bakken/Three Forks

Pramod Kulkarni, World Oil

Resilient play takes a licking, but keeps on pumping crude

Beating the decline through refracturing

Sudhendu “Kash” Kashikar, Terry Jbeili, MicroSeismic, Inc.

Shale well refracturing activity will increase steadily, as companies optimize the process.

Featured Columns ///

What's new in production

Don Francis

A trick up their sleeves

Energy issues

William J. Pike

Election rhetoric blossoming

Industry at a Glance ///

U.S. Rotary Drilling Rigs
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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.