March 2011 ///

Special Focus

Continuous circulation reduces NPT

Field trials drilling with air/foam and with oil-based mud yielded lessons that will improve the ability to maintain bottomhole pressure during connections.

MPD in Algeria overcomes previously undrillable fractured reservoir

Conventional efforts had been stymied by total fluid losses leading to gas kick events.

Features

Changing of the guard at ONGC

New chairman A. K. Hazarika and retiring chief R. S. Sharma spoke with World Oil to discuss the history and future of India’s leading public-sector oil and gas company.

From 30 to 100 with no time to spare

Only 30% of India’s sedimentary basins have been explored thus far. The country wants to build on recent successes to reach nearly 100% by 2015.

New thinking redefines seismic interpretation

Collaboration between geoscientists has resulted in a set of next-generation workflows for interpretation and modeling.

Organizing for innovation

Shell’s CTO Gerald Schotman describes the company’s new Projects and Technology group, designed to drive innovation by integrating R&D with technology solutions and project execution.

Preventing coiled tubing corrosion by hydrochloric acid in hot wells

Lab testing revealed chemistries capable of maintaining CT integrity while allowing HCl acid concentrations sufficient to dissolve calcium carbonate scales.

Technology integration, resource frontiers to headline AAPG 2011

Geoscience professionals will gather to discuss groundbreaking applications from deep water to deep space.

Value creation using electromagnetic imaging

Recent advances in controlled source EM have created new business opportunities by changing the risk equation in offshore exploration drilling.

Columns

Drilling advances

Self-supporting riser aims to overcome deepwater hurdle

Editorial comment

Instability at Internet speed

Innovative thinkers

Drilling to unlock the mysteries of the Red Planet

Oil and Gas in the Capitals

Brazil’s new president hopes to fuel social spending with presalt oil

What’s new in exploration

Exploration technology benefits from collaboration

What's new in production

Solar power enhances recovery in old oil fields

News & Resources

Industry at a glance

Crude prices were propelled higher at the end of January by political unrest in Egypt, with Brent crude reaching $100/bbl in mid-February on fears that the turmoil might disrupt Suez Canal and Sumed pipeline flows or spread in the region.

Meetings and Events

Meetings and Events

New products

New Products and Services

People in industry

People in industry

World of Oil and Gas

Marathon begins drilling offshore Norway