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Regional Report: MENA

Pramod Kulkarni, World Oil

With the industry facing low crude oil prices for the foreseeable future, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region remains an oasis of increasing oilfield activity, due to minimal lifting costs.

ShaleTech: Niobrara-Codell shale

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Attractive sweet-spot margins help ease pain of low prices

Plug the value leak: Fix your drilling data

Pradeepkumar Ashok, Sentinel Real Time; Adrian Ambrus, Eric Van Oort, The University of Texas at Austin; Nathan Zenero, Chesapeake Energy; Michael Behounek, Apache Corporation

Today, drilling data are marred by a lack of quality assurance, with potential costly consequences for analytics and real-time decisions made from faulty data. A new system allows operators to boost efficiency through the validation of real-time or historical data, unlocking significant reductions in both non-productive time and invisible lost time.

Solid expandable technology improves refracture diversion

Jerry Fritsch, Enventure Global Technology

Solid expandable liners provide positive mechanical isolation of old perforations and enable the fracturing of new reservoir rock. These liners have robust mechanical ratings that often exceed the casing that they are being expanded into, and provide maximum ID to permit continuation of planned completion activities.

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Oil and gas in the capitals

Dr. Roger Bezdek

Throw oil and gas under the bus?

Drilling advances

Jim Redden

Technologies for the taking

Industry at a Glance ///

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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.