Featured Articles ///

Development and field application of highly conductive, proppant-free channel fracturing

Ubong Inyang, Philip Nguyen, Janette Cortez-Montalvo, Halliburton

Injection pressures of proppant-laden slurry and proppant-free spacer, using a pulsing approach, were found to be significantly lower than those applied with conventional hydraulic fracturing treatments.

Advanced analysis improves emergency responses to subsea hydrocarbon releases

Alistair Gill, Uday Godse, Elham Maghsoudi, Gaurav Bellamkonda, Wild Well Control

Often a regulatory requirement, contingency plans for an accidental subsea release or blowout require advanced engineering analysis to understand the potential magnitude and consequences, and the use of a containment system.

Virtual instructor takes well control training to the crew

Daniel Gilkey, Check-6; David Gouldin, Seadrill

As the offshore drilling industry continues to move into more challenging environments, well control is becoming increasingly critical.

What industry leaders expect for 2015

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

The year 2014 has been a period of not only great profitability for the global upstream industry but also a time of considerable volatility.

Featured Columns ///

The last barrel

Kurt Abraham

Numbers help to explain Saudi mindset on global production

Executive viewpoint

Pradeep Anand

Don’t turn off the lights; the party ain’t over!

Industry at a Glance ///

U.S. Rotary Drilling Rigs
International Rotary Drilling Rigs
Daily Oil & Gas Prices
Oil Production

U.S.: 9.057 MMbpd (November 2014)

World: 91.76 MMbpd (November 2014)

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.