Featured Articles ///

Shaletech: Permian Basin

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Soaring drilling, production block out irritants

Planning and operating a duo-lateral well in Mittelplate oil field

Florian Bremer, DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG

Germany’s largest oil field, operated by DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG, sits in a national park and UNESCO World Heritage site, with development drilling restricted to one existing island.

OTC commemorates 50 years in Houston

Emily Querubin, World Oil

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), the offshore oil and gas industry’s largest equipment exhibition, is celebrating its 50th edition this year.

Subsurface DNA diagnostics aid well spacing decisions in the Permian

Liz Percak-Dennett, Biota Technology

Lessons are learned from more than 10,000 produced fluids and cuttings samples from more than 200 wells.

World’s largest riser support structure installed with unique EPCI solution

Mahesh Swaminathan, McDermott International, Inc.

The EPCI solution was just one of many engineering feats within the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project, offshore Australia.

Featured Columns ///

Executive viewpoint

Randall Luthi

Offshore energy: Produce today, don’t panic tomorrow.

What’s new in exploration

William (Bill) Head

Things certain in life: Death, taxes and risk in exploration.

Industry at a Glance ///

U.S. Rotary Drilling Rigs
International Rotary Drilling Rigs

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