Featured Articles ///

ShaleTech: Bakken/Three Forks

Pramod Kulkarni, World Oil

Resilient play takes a licking, but keeps on pumping crude

New approaches to inline fluid density and viscosity measurements

Joe Goodbread, Sunil Kumar, Bill Befeld, Rheonics, Inc.

Despite the importance of density and viscosity, they are notoriously difficult to measure under the extreme conditions found in the oil and gas industry. Resonant fluid property sensors are pushing back the limits of measurements thought to be possible only with laboratory-grade instruments.

Beating the decline through refracturing

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

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

ShaleTech: Canadian Shales

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Drilling, LNG prospects face stiff headwinds

A wireless retrofit solution for replacing permanent downhole gauges

Annabel Green, Tendeka; Martin Halvorsen, Statoil

The North Sea’s Troll field, 80 km northwest of Bergen, is Norway’s largest gas reservoir.

Featured Columns ///

Executive viewpoint

Robert Erlich

Private equity’s role in today’s E&P business

Oil and gas in the capitals

Dr. Roger Bezdek

“Disinvestment” nonsense

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.