Featured Articles ///

Shaletech: Permian Basin

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Tale of the tape speaks volumes

What’s new in artificial lift?, Part 1

Joe D. Woods, International Pinpoint; James F. Lea, PL Tech LLC

Part 1: In this first of two monthly reports, the authors review various artificial lift technologies and highlight innovations in beam/rod pumping, linear lift units, hydraulic jet pumps and more.

Nano-sized clay stabilizers show promise in protecting formation permeability

Devesh Agrawal, Oleksandr Kuznetsov, Radhika Suresh, Valery N. Khabashesku, Baker Hughes

Colloidal nanoparticles could prevent clay-related flow impairment in the reservoir.

Port Fourchon laying foundation for a deeper future

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

The stubborn down cycle in offshore drilling activity has failed to dissuade the management of southern Louisiana’s Port Fourchon from sticking to its long-range game plan.

Regional Report: Gulf of Mexico

Mike Slaton, Contributing Editor

GOM E&P industry still afloat and looking for a recovery

Collaborative well engineering delivers record horizontal appraisal in Barents Sea

Dag H. Breivik, Gerald Hollinger, OMV; Christophe Dupuis, Schlumberger

Upfront planning and early collaboration between the operator and a service company, to design solutions for the life of the well, are proving beneficial in efficiently and cost-effectively meeting key objectives in this remote, Arctic frontier field.

Featured Columns ///

Drilling Advances

Jim Redden

It's quite fashionable these days to argue how the industry is close to constructing usable wellbores, using much of the same automated methodologies found in new-generation manufacturing plants.

Energy Issues

William J. Pike

Methane emissions from fossil fuel development around the world are up to 60% greater than estimated by previous studies, according to new research led by scientists from the U.S.’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Industry at a Glance ///

U.S. Rotary Drilling Rigs
International Rotary Drilling Rigs

Data courtesy of Baker Hughes.

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