Featured Articles ///

Regional Report: Permian Basin

Mike Slaton, Contributing Editor

The ultimate U.S. basin shines again

Global drilling begins slow recovery, while production, reserves stay even

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

After nearly three years, the global E&P industry is showing signs of finally pulling itself out of the trough, yet the recovery remains rather uneven, from region to region.

High frequency amplitude volume technique enhances seismic interpretation

Eduardo Trinchero, Luis Vernengo, Pan American Energy LLC

The dramatic collapse of commodity prices has required the industry to embrace new techniques and upstream disciplines to remain profitable. To achieve these goals, companies must create innovative workflows and new seismic methodologies/procedures to improve their understanding of the subsurface, while keeping a close eye on the bottom line.

High strength alloys and connection options for extreme HPHT wells

Bruce Bradley, JFE Technology Center

Ultra-HPHT wells are challenging the limits of tubular performance, in terms of metallurgy and threaded connections. But higher pressures and temperatures are only part of the challenge. Carbon steel, hot-rolled chromium-based stainless steel, and cold-hardened materials are all options that must be considered to optimize economics in ultra-HPHT applications.

Featured Columns ///

Offshore in Depth

Ron Bitto

The thriller TV series, Occupied—on Netflix in Norwegian with English subtitles—is a fable that springs from the apparent contradictions in Norway’s energy policies.

First Oil

Kurt Abraham

This September issue of World Oil now in your hands is the product of a rather abnormal monthly process caused by an extremely ill-mannered fellow named Harvey.

Industry at a Glance ///

U.S. Rotary Drilling Rigs
International Rotary Drilling Rigs

Data courtesy of Baker Hughes.

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