Featured Articles ///

Subsurface DNA diagnostics aid well spacing decisions in the Permian

Liz Percak-Dennett, Biota Technology

Lessons are learned from more than 10,000 produced fluids and cuttings samples from more than 200 wells.

World’s largest riser support structure installed with unique EPCI solution

Mahesh Swaminathan, McDermott International, Inc.

The EPCI solution was just one of many engineering feats within the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project, offshore Australia.

Geosteering CTD, using the drill bit as a sensor

Richard Stevens, AnTech Ltd.

Placing the wellbore trajectory in the correct formation is crucial to project success. Existing geosteering techniques provide some of the necessary accuracy but can involve drilling unproductive formation. A new technology can give engineers the information they need to geosteer more accurately in real time, at a reduced cost.

Better days ahead, as industry sits on brink of recovery

Alex Endress, Kurt Abraham, World Oil

U.S. operators are forecast to increase upstream activity, as oil and gas production rises with crude prices.

Featured Columns ///

Water Management

Mark Patton

Recycling produced water cuts disposal costs

Oil & Gas in the Capitals

Jacques Sapir

The oil market and Russia

Industry at a Glance ///

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