Featured Articles ///

Port Fourchon laying foundation for a deeper future

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

The stubborn down cycle in offshore drilling activity has failed to dissuade the management of southern Louisiana’s Port Fourchon from sticking to its long-range game plan.

Regional Report: Gulf of Mexico

Mike Slaton, Contributing Editor

GOM E&P industry still afloat and looking for a recovery

Collaborative well engineering delivers record horizontal appraisal in Barents Sea

Dag H. Breivik, Gerald Hollinger, OMV; Christophe Dupuis, Schlumberger

Upfront planning and early collaboration between the operator and a service company, to design solutions for the life of the well, are proving beneficial in efficiently and cost-effectively meeting key objectives in this remote, Arctic frontier field.

Shaletech Report: Completion Methods

Ryan Allen, Baker Hughes

Using a ball-activated sliding sleeve system, an operator completed an exploratory well in the Vaca Muerta shale that has the country’s longest lateral and highest initial production rate

What’s new in well logging and formation evaluation

Stephen Prensky, Consultant, Silver Spring, Maryland

This review is based on published technical papers and publicly available literature. The author does not endorse any specific technologies or service providers. The logging systems may be available as commercial services, or still in development and testing phases.

Squeezing out that last drop of oil, using underbalanced coiled tubing drilling

Toni Miszewski, AnTech Ltd.

Underbalanced coiled tubing drilling can help extract more production from existing wells, reduce project unpredictability and economic risk, and contribute to increased, efficient, long-term hydrocarbon extraction.

Tie-backs and seafloor pumping improve economics in deepwater developments

Dr. Stuart L. Scott, Petroleum Emerging Technology Corp.

Reduced commodity prices have eliminated many options to improve deepwater project economics. Seafloor boosting, as an enabling technology for tie-back developments, has emerged as the most effective means to achieve, and sustain, economic flowrates from new discoveries. However, these tie-backs require different considerations than recently installed, hub-based, seafloor boosting systems, and require a unique approach and new technologies.

Featured Columns ///

Oil and Gas in the Capitals

Dr. Øystein Noreng

The second week of March saw two important petroleum events occur in Norway.

First Oil

Kurt Abraham

CHIBA, JAPAN – When the folks at dmg events picked the Tokyo area a couple of years ago as the site for Gastech in 2017, they had no idea of the irony that their choice would take on as the conference/exhibition got underway.

Industry at a Glance ///

U.S. Rotary Drilling Rigs
International Rotary Drilling Rigs

Data courtesy of Baker Hughes.

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