Featured Articles ///

Regional Report: MENA

Emily Querubin, World Oil

MENA output swells, as the region defends global market share

Directional drilling advances deliver tight-cluster, extended-reach wells in unconsolidated sands

Michael Phillips, Rodolphe Andre, Weatherford; Christophe Coudyzer, Pascal Blanchard, Addax Petroleum

Advances in directional drilling, logging while drilling (LWD) and well placement technologies have helped offshore operators reach new production targets, enabling wellbores to be threaded through geologically complex reservoirs and located many thousands of meters from a production platform.

Enhanced bearing pack technology improves motor reliability

Peter Shwets, Claire Kennedy, National Oilwell Varco; Omar Marsa, Compass Directional Services Ltd

To get the maximum performance from new power sections, downhole motors require bearing assemblies that can reliably withstand ever-increasing torque loads.

Condition-based maintenance drives efficiency and profitability improvements

Keith Holliday, GDS International

Traditional, calendar-based equipment maintenance can be costly and hinder productivity; however, servicing equipment, based on its actual usage and real-time data, can cut costs and help avoid lost productivity.

Featured Columns ///

What's new in production

Don Francis

It’s about time

First oil

Kurt Abraham

Some oil price relief appears—maybe

Industry at a Glance ///

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