November 2009 ///

Special Focus

How much oil are we leaving behind?

Shell applies modern decline analysis and material balance to answer the question.

Securing future production of oil and gas reserves

An integrated brownfield study improved production forecasting.

Sucker rods with new connection design enable high-load pumping in deeper wells

In a trial in Argentina, the new rods reduced connection failures and raised output.

Features

Advances in subsea interventions

Companies continue to develop more advanced riserless systems and ancillary technologies to bring down the high cost of subsea well interventions and improve efficiency and safety of operations.

Directional wells drilled remotely using rotary steerable systems

A two-well field trial for Pemex demonstrated the hybrid technology incorporating RSS and remote control of mud pumps.

On Demand solutions transform the economics of production reporting

The traditional relationship between vendors and users is radically altered by new software delivery mechanisms. Production reporting and allocation is a good example.

Rig fleet expands despite considerable activity slump

Newbuilds continue to enter the US fleet, as rig-building programs initiated several years ago keep producing new units.

Subsea processing technology makes big strides

Advances are being delivered in multiphase pumping, water treatment and injection, separation and compression systems designed for the seafloor.

Wax prevention and remediation in subsea pipelines and flowlines

As the industry moves to ultradeep water, mitigation alternatives will be critical to sustain production efficiency.

Columns

Drilling advances

Is technology the cure-all for NPT?

Editorial comment

Unexpected interest in low energy nuclear reactions stems from new results

Exploration discoveries

Monthly updates of exploration discoveries throughout the globe.

Deepwater Statistical Report

How deepwater exploration fits into the big picture

Oil and Gas in the Capitals

Exxon’s Asia-Pacific activity sees stealth growth

What’s new in exploration

What do mantle plumes tell us about plate tectonics?

What's new in production

Closing the loop on energy and waste in heavy oil production

 

News & Resources

Companies in the news

Companies in the news

Industry at a glance

September global oil supply rose by 310,000 bpd. Though OPEC supply has continued to rise from the lows earlier in the year, global supply in 2009 was  nearly flat in comparison with September 2008.

Meetings and Events

Meetings and Events

New products

New Products

People in industry

People in the Industry

World of Oil

Gulf Keystone discovers significant low-gravity oil reserves in Iraq

Supplement

On Demand solutions transform the economics of production reporting

The traditional relationship between vendors and users is radically altered by new software delivery mechanisms. Production reporting and allocation is a good example.