Featured Articles ///

Scientific approach applied to multi-well pad development in Eagle Ford shale

Kush Gakhar, Dan Shan, Yuri Rodionov, Raj Malpani, Efe Ejofodomi, Jian Xu, Karsten Fischer, Timothy Pope, Schlumberger

As the inventory of single-well pads in North American shale plays continues to build, the industry needs to determine: 1) What is the optimum spacing for an in-fill well; 2) Where should new multiple in-fill wells be drilled? An engineered approach enhances play economics and ensures maximized recovery with the least capital expenditure.

Jeff Miller shares his vision for Halliburton’s future

In an exclusive interview at the company’s headquarters in north Houston, Halliburton President Jeff Miller, newly named as CEO, visited with Gulf Publishing Vice President Ron Higgins and Editor-in-Chief Kurt Abraham, to outline his thoughts and priorities for the firm’s next few years.

Sharper solutions yield relevance on the cutting edge

Mike Slaton, Contributing Editor

The answer is always changing. What works today probably won’t be the solution tomorrow. In addressing the current demands of the offshore industry, the biggest single challenge may be staying relevant.

Rigs, completions rise, as differentials sink

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Bolstered by the eagerly-awaited start-up of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), the takeaway bottleneck that trapped Bakken-Three Forks producers behind an economic eight-ball is evaporating and taking pricing differentials with it.

Featured Columns ///

Drilling Advances

Jim Redden

That frustrated sigh you hear is a freshly minted engineer tasked with sorting through voluminous sensor-generated data streams, in an attempt to isolate a trend that could explain why a current drilling campaign is sustaining higher rates of non productive time (NPT) than offsets.

What's New in Production

Don Francis

Last time we talked, the subject was high-energy gas fracturing, a method that offers the alluring possibility of eliminating the use of water, the sourcing and disposal of which—as proliferating offers of solutions indicate—is a major headache in hydraulic fracturing.

Industry at a Glance ///

U.S. Rotary Drilling Rigs
International Rotary Drilling Rigs

Data courtesy of Baker Hughes.

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