Twelve months have come and gone since our editorial advisors offered their thoughts on the global upstream market, and still, the industry just wants one basic question answered: “When are things going to get noticeably better?”
“Something has to change.” In a down rig market, the call-to-action weighs heavily on technology to find a way to do things differently—reduce cost, improve performance or provide another option. Innovative engineering seldom has had more fertile ground than it does today.
A record-setting solid-expandable liner run was used to re-line a non-sour-gas-compliant wellbore in the Eagle Ford shale. This application cleared the way for a gas-lift recompletion, and it boosted production.
As the upstream industry continues its expansion into Arctic waters, a new study sheds light on the industry’s ability to contend with potential safety issues.
Safety is a critical objective for the offshore industry, yet truly understanding how safe operations actually are requires concrete data.
Changing the way that we manage HSE issues and workplace incidents is critical to reducing risk and improving quality throughout an enterprise. To achieve these goals, the petroleum industry must improve HSE performance, using technology and implementing major shifts in cultural, organizational, and human performance paradigms.
Increasingly complex well geometrics and extended well depths present a growing challenge for conveyance. Deep and highly deviated wells that were not previously wireline accessible, especially benefit from using an integrated wireline conveyance system.
Jumbo frac schemes await improving gas prospects
New data on methane emissions
Is a new World Order upon us?
Report calls for urgent action to prevent North Sea’s rapid decline
Christmas comes early—well, maybe
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