Featured Articles ///

Regional Report: Eastern Mediterranean

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Eastern Mediterranean region strives to weather low oil price storm

A new approach to optimizing plug-and-perf completions

Duke VanLue, Downhole Technology

Using improved methods and the latest composite frac plug technology, operators can reduce running time, enhance reliability, and achieve efficient drill-outs without short trips.

Inferno in the Caspian: Regaining control of a 30-well production platform

Mike Foreman, Miguel Munoz, Will Paulsen, Boots & Coots—A Halliburton Service

Hurricane force winds led to a multi-well fire on a 30-well production platform. In spite of continuing adverse conditions, well control specialists were able to safely extinguish the blaze in 64 days, 25 of which were non-productive due to the weather.

Integrated high-pull wireline conveyance systems accelerate access to well profiles

Serko Sarian, Chris Babin, Schlumberger

Increasingly complex well geometrics and extended well depths present a growing challenge for conveyance. Deep and highly deviated wells that were not previously wireline accessible, especially benefit from using an integrated wireline conveyance system.

Featured Columns ///

Drilling Advances

Jim Redden

From tracking cash to kicks

What's new in production

Don Francis

Project Gasbuggy

Industry at a Glance ///

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