November 2007 ///

Special Focus

In situ combustion delivers results

An EOR method involving injection and ignition of compressed air in the reservoir increased the oil recovery factor threefold in India's Mehsana heavy oil belt.

Major deepwater development offshore Egypt continues tie-back expansion

A seven-year subsea field development creates expandable architecture in the Mediterranean Sea.

Making microbial methane work: The potential for new biogenic gas

In situ, biogenic methane generation is a potentially immense resource that so far has eluded commercial development. Recent research suggests what some of the limiting factors may be, and how to use them to maximize the resource's potential.

When flow assurance fails: Melting hydrate plugs in dry-tree wells

Transient simulations assisted hydrate remediation efforts in deepwater Gulf of Mexico wells.

Features

Competition in bit design enhances proprietary design software along with the product line for this year's bits

New designs on downhole tools continue to enter the market, often accompanied by ancillary application-specific services to improve effectiveness.

Engineering portals add significant value to E&P project delivery capabilities

A portal approach enables information sharing among globally spread E&P project stakeholders.

How to improve E&P performance with ubiquitous, right-time business intelligence

Right-time asset management requires near-real-time operations monitoring and visualization for rapid analysis and decision making, to achieve effective asset performance management.

Improving the 4D signal in the Valhall gas cloud

Using a newly discovered multiple removal technique, 4D interpretation becomes much clearer.

Rotary steerable systems technology case studies in the Canadian Foothills: A challenging drilling environment

Crossing high-angle faults and highly dipping formations in hard rock tests the mettle of RSS systems.

RSS technology has improved, but can it be made cheaper?

RMOTC takes on increasingly important role in low-cost RSS development.

Sixth Annual World Oil Awards: Finalists and winners

This special bound-in supplement describes the winners of this year’s awards

Solving specialized well intervention problems

Dynamic FEA models for snubbing: buckling and riserless subsea wireline intervention can help design tubing requirements for many different well conditions.

Deepwater statistical report

A monthly magazine offering industry news, statistics and technical editorial to the oil and gas drilling, exploration and production industry.

Special Report

6th Annual World Oil Awards: Finalists and winners

This special bound-in supplement describes the winners of this year’s awards in 12 categories.

Board chair discusses Nova Scotia's proactive exploration agenda

Vol. 228 No. 11   NOVA SCOTIA CANADA: THE NEXT PLAY Board chair discusses Nova Scotia’s proactive exploration agenda

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers positive about offshore potential

Vol. 228 No. 11   NOVA SCOTIA CANADA: THE NEXT PLAY Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers positive about offshore potential

Complete well history and subsurface data on-site at Geoscience Research Centre

Vol. 228 No. 11   NOVA SCOTIA CANADA: THE NEXT PLAY Complete well history and subsurface data on-site at Geoscience Research Centre The Geoscience Research Centre (GRC), located in Dartmouth, N.S. (across from Halifax), along with a recently established online Data Manag

Deep Panuke first gas in 2010

Vol. 228 No. 11   NOVA SCOTIA CANADA: THE NEXT PLAY Deep Panuke first gas in 2010 In October 2007, EnCana’s Board of Directors sancti

East Coast supply and service delivers

Companies prove worth on Sable

Evaluating Scotian Shelf Deepwater

Vol. 228 No. 11   NOVA SCOTIA CANADA: THE NEXT PLAY Evaluating Scotian Shelf Deepwater Although much work remains to be done,

First ever Canadian Petroleum Digital Data now online

Vol. 228 No. 11   NOVA SCOTIA CANADA: THE NEXT PLAY First ever Canadian Petroleum Digital Data now online Nova Sc

Improving regulations, cutting costs top Atlantic agenda

Vol. 228 No. 11   NOVA SCOTIA CANADA: THE NEXT PLAY Improving regulations, cutting costs top Atlantic agenda Promoting investment

Jurassic Carbonate Bank evaluation

Vol. 228 No. 11   NOVA SCOTIA CANADA: GEOSCIENCE Jurassic Carbonate Bank evaluation Arthur G. Kidston, David E. Brown, Brenton

Message from the Honourable Rodney J. MacDonald Premier of the Province of Nova Scotia Canada

Vol. 228 No. 11   NOVA SCOTIA CANADA: THE NEXT PLAY Nova Scotia welcomes World Energy Explorers

Millions being spent on Geoscience

Vol. 228 No. 11   NOVA SCOTIA CANADA: GEOSCIENCE Millions being spent on Geoscience Arthur G. Kidston, David E. Brown, Brento

New strategic licensing terms to spur exploration

Flexibility and lower costs key

Nova Scotia firms working worldwide

Engineering and specialized services anchor robust industry

Nova Scotia Offshore Regional Geoscience Initiative

Vol. 228 No. 11   NOVA SCOTIA CANADA: THE NEXT PLAY Nova Scotia Offshore Regional Geoscience Initiative The government run Nov

Nova Scotia training the offshore industry

Universities and college work with ExxonMobil

Nova Scotia, Canada's Offshore Frontier

Increasing exploration is top priority

Nova Scotia's geological subbasins

Opportunities in Sable subbasin and deepwater

Nova Scotia's moves: Call for Bids, geoscience advances and spreading the word

Vol. 228 No. 11   NOVA SCOTIA CANADA: THE NEXT PLAY Nova Scotia’s moves: Call for Bids, geoscience advances and spreading the word

Onshore exploration and development update

Vol. 228 No. 11   NOVA SCOTIA CANADA: THE NEXT PLAY Onshore exploration and development update While offshore oil and gas exploration

Positioned to supply North America's hungriest energy market

Vol. 228 No. 11   NOVA SCOTIA CANADA: THE NEXT PLAY Positioned to supply North America’s hungriest energy market The Energ

Regulation advances expected to save industry millions

Reviews drop from 30 to 11 months

Sable Offshore Energy Project reaches peak production

Vol. 228 No. 11   NOVA SCOTIA CANADA: THE NEXT PLAY Sable Offshore Energy Project reaches peak production A half-billion dollar

Spreadsheet scopes project economics

Vol. 228 No. 11   NOVA SCOTIA CANADA: THE NEXT PLAY Spreadsheet scopes project economics The Department of Energy believes a quick and eas

Three studies answer industry questions on reservoir and petroleum systems

Research set to be completed in 2010 to offer many insights into offshore, with deliverables in 2008, 2009 and 2010

Under-explored basins rich with potential

Over 40 Tcf of natural gas is still to be discovered

Using EM seabed logging and deep imaging seismic for deepwater exploration

Vol. 228 No. 11   NOVA SCOTIA CANADA: THE NEXT PLAY Using EM seabed logging and deep imaging seismic for deepwater exploration Exp

Columns

Drilling advances

Adaptation

Editorial comment

Peak summit

Exploration discoveries

Africa. Apache’s ERB-A-1X well tested 1,910 bopd in Egypt’s onshore East Ras Budran Concession.

Oil and gas in the capitals

Corncob pipedreams

What's new in exploration

Revisiting the Barnett Shale

What's new in production

Heavy-oil subsea centrifuge

News & Resources

Companies in the news

Acquisitions, mergers, ventures and other company news.

Industry at a glance

Oil prices continue to rise, reaching a record high of $93.53 a barrel on Oct. 29.

Meetings and Events

Vol. 228 No. 11   Meeting & events   NOVEMBER Gulf Publishing Events , Women’s Global Leadership Conference in Energy & Technology, Wes

New products

New product and service offerings from company press releases.

People in industry

Personnel changes and promotions in the petroleum industry

World of Oil

BP initially estimated the fire that broke out Oct. 6 at Gathering Centre 2 at the Prudhoe Bay oilfield in Alaska would cut output by 30,000 bpd.