September 2014 ///

Special Focus

Noise-cancelling technology toolkit deghosts marine seismic data

Jaime A. Stein, Geotrace Technology Inc.

Traditional marine seismic data lack the very low and the very high frequencies, as well as some of the middle frequencies, due to ghosting.

Features

The good, the bad and the over-budget

David A. Wood, Contributing Editor

The LNG industry continues to expand and diversify amid significant market changes, short-term supply constraints, and the prospect of medium-term oversupply.

Ultra-HPHT perforating system opens access to untapped reservoirs

Charlie McClean, Bill Myers, Didhiti Talapatra, Mark Sloan, Steve Zuklic, Baker Hughes

In deploying the industry’s first ultra-HPHT perforating system in the Gulf of Mexico, one operator was able to access a previously inaccessible formation.

Robust drilling leads global activity forward

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

After reaching a plateau last year, worldwide E&P activity is set to resume additional growth, led by a very strong drilling market.

Regional Report: Permian/Anadarko

Espen Erlingsen, Rystad Energy

In assessing the value of the Permian basin and its wells in comparison with other shales, this play may not always have the highest IPs and EURs, but it beats the competition with respect to well cost and location.

Anadarko activity focuses on panhandle liquids plays

Maierdan Halifu, Rystad Energy

The Panhandle region in the Anadarko basin has long been exploited by vertical wells. Now, a select group of operators is employing horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the Panhandle Liquids plays to target tight oil formations.

More efficient frac network improves Bone Spring production

Art Carrasco, Arrington Oil & Gas Operating LLC; Joe DeGeare, John Hunter, NCS Energy Services

Coiled-tubing (CT) multi-stage fracturing technology delivered precise frac placement and predictable propped volume in a Bone Spring production operation.

ShaleTech: Haynesville

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Cheniere Energy may well be the most prominent player in the Haynesville/Bossier shale these days, which, in itself, speaks volumes on the near-term prognosis for a once-lionized gas play that continues to be snagged in a holding pattern.

Applied reservoir understanding accelerates shale asset success

Jeff Dahl, John Spaid, Devon Energy Corp.; B. W. (Buddy) McDaniel, Bill Grieser, Ronald Dusterhoft, Bill Johnson, Shameem Siddiqui, Halliburton

Horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing get credit for much of the success in producing from ultra-low-permeability shales.

Columns

First oil

Pramod Kulkarni, World Oil

Mind in matter: Future of oilfield computing

Energy issues

William J. Pike, World Oil

Theoretical: Sometimes just that

What's new in exploration

William (Bill) Head, Contributing Editor

Skill, sweat, occasional blood, money … and luck

Drilling advances

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Security offsets costly drilling in New Zealand

What's new in production

Henry Terrell, Contributing Editor

Looking for solutions to flaring waste

Offshore in depth

Ron Bitto, Contributing Editor

Deepwater potential: One factor behind Mexico’s reforms

Oil and gas in the capitals

Jacques Sapir, Contributing Editor

Oil and gas firms muddle past sanctions—for now

Executive viewpoint

Somesh Singh, Paradigm

Cloud services are on a slow, but steady march

Innovative thinkers

Melanie Cruthirds, World Oil

Tret-O-Lite: 100 years of refinement

The last barrel

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

European differences emerge during ONS

News & Resources

People in the industry

Melanie Cruthirds, World Oil

People in the industry

Companies in the news

Melanie Cruthirds, World Oil

Companies in the news

New products and services

Melanie Cruthirds, World Oil

New products and services

Meeting and events

Henry Terrell, Contributing Editor

Meeting and events

World of oil and gas

Roger Jordan, World Oil

World of oil and gas

Industry at a glance

Henry Terrell, Contributing Editor

Industry at a glance