Featured Articles ///

A World of Innovative Achievements | Winners and Finalists

Emily Snyder, World Oil

The 2015 World Oil Awards honored those “Charting a Path to the Future” in the oil and gas industry.

Global rig fleet declines in tandem with industry activity

Tory A. Stokes, Kathy Larsen, Steve Thompson, NOV Downhole

The North American rig fleet decreases, as a large portion of idle rigs is taken out of commission. The global offshore mobile fleet has leveled off.

Subsea hydraulic jet pump optimizes well development offshore Tunisia

Cherif Ben Khelifa, Lundin Tunisia; Ken Fraser, Norwell Engineering; Toby Pugh, Weatherford CPS

The successful installation and operation of the industry’s first subsea jet pump has allowed wells offshore Tunisia to produce well above the expected rate, which makes future consideration for this type of application even more likely.

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.

Featured Columns ///

Innovative thinkers

Emily Snyder

Mark Plummer: Entrepreneur and self-made man

Energy issues

William J. Pike

A reason to smile

Industry at a Glance ///

U.S. Rotary Drilling Rigs
International Rotary Drilling Rigs

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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.