Featured Articles ///

Shaletech: Scoop/Stack

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Oklahoma’s entries in the national shale playbook sound like an encrypted play call in an American football game: SCOOP, STACK, Merge, SCORE.

What’s new in artificial lift?

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

Part 1: In this first of two monthly reports, the authors review significant changes in the artificial lift industry and highlight innovations in beam/rod pumping, linear lift units, and more.

Immiscible mixed gas enhances EOR economics, increases permeability in swelling clays

P. Trost, J. Wright, Wright Consulting

A mixed gas (CO2, N2, CO) is uniquely applicable for increasing matrix permeability and enhancing oil recovery rates. It also decreases the Mcf/bbl ratio and increases the mobilization of asphaltenes while operating at immiscible conditions on oils ranging from 18° to 42°API.

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.

Featured Columns ///

What's new in production

Don Francis

Looking through rose-colored sunglasses, some people see renewable energy as eventually, and perhaps completely, replacing oil and gas.

Drilling Advances

Jim Redden

The ascension of dual-activity rig floors, which enable different operations to be conducted simultaneously in parallel, is credited with helping reduce offshore well delivery time.

Industry at a Glance ///

U.S. Rotary Drilling Rigs
International Rotary Drilling Rigs

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Intelligent Artificial Lift Systems Improve Digital Oilfield Operations

Oil and gas producers are feeling the pressure in a down market to get the most from their existing assets and wellheads. New technologies and capabilities available in the digital oilfield can help them do just that. By using low-cost sensors, intelligent assets and information tools, producers can get more data and better control from their artificial lift systems. This can help them improve visibility into operations, optimize production and cut costs.

Predict kicks hours earlier—and avoid them altogether

When something goes wrong on a well site, every minute counts. The Weir Mud Gas Separator Intelligent System is designed to give you those minutes—and more. Ideal for managed-pressure and under-balanced drilling operations, the MGS-IS accurately measures fluid levels within the mud-gas separator, and can also be upgraded to control those levels.