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Special Focus

  • What industry leaders expect in 2014

    As we expected 12 months ago, 2013 has been another healthy year for the global upstream industry, albeit on something of a plateau in North America.


  • Health, safety and environmental issues go hand-in-hand with cost savings

    Henry Terrell

    The upstream oil and gas industry has its own unique set of health, safety and environmental (HSE) challenges. Drilling, completion and production have become increasingly specialized and complex. Some techniques, pose an inherently high risk to the environment and to worker safety. The purpose of HSE technology is to provide products and services that minimize those risks.

  • Regional Report: China

    Jim Redden
    Even as its once-ethereal economy returns to the real world, China continues to wield tremendous clout in global oil and gas markets, as it looks outward and inward to narrow an ever-widening divide between consumption and domestic production.
  • ShaleTech: International - Countries make push for domestic reserves

    Ian Lewis

    Despite the abundance of unconventional oil and gas potential in all corners of the globe, North America remains the only region with a booming shale industry. However, a host of other countries are eager to emulate the region’s success and exploit their own, domestic shale resources. 


News & Resources

Special Supplement

  • Drilling Rig Advances 2013

    Mike Slaton
    Rig advances come in all shapes and sizes. From a line of software code to a BOP stack, and from deepwater drilling vessels to walking land rigs, these innovations describe a dynamic industry focused on safety, efficiency and capability, in some of the most difficult circumstances on earth.



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2013 Fracturing Technology

2013 Fracturing Technology


By Digital Publisher

Drill Bit Classifier World Oil published its renowned Drill Bit Classifier in September 2013. The Drill Bit Classifier is a comprehensive listing of major manufacturers' d...