Current Issue: January 2016 ///
A digital pressure testing system used for offshore BSEE compliance offers operating companies a new way to make BOP testing more efficient and accurate. The system captures, records and analyzes a variety of critical pressure tests that meet the high standards of today’s compliance requirements.
An appraisal well in India’s KG Onshore Block—a JV between Cairn India Ltd. and ONGC—afforded key engineering and operational learning opportunities.
China’s unconventional basins hold significant quantities of in-place oil and gas, but they have been largely underdeveloped, due to technical limitations in overcoming challenging reservoirs and geology.
The petroleum industry’s growing need for gas-tight connections is being driven by complex wells requiring high-pressure completions and fracturing jobs, or managed pressure/underbalanced drilling operations.
A case history offshore Mexico has shown that the key to keeping the exploration prospect pipeline flowing, is to reprocess and re-evaluate old seismic data, allowing geologists to obtain useful information, using a low-risk approach. When high resolution and deep imaging are required, however, new data must be acquired.
Scoop, stack sweet spots provide some relief
Eni’s discovery of supergiant Zohr field has changed the energy landscape of the region, prodding stagnant E&P developments in Israel, Cyprus and Greece.
Starting our second century
Lessons still not learned?
The methane that nobody wants
Low crude prices force adjustments to deepwater plans
Making the case for a Saudi oil production cut
Looking back at 2015: What happened, what didn’t, and hope for the future
J. Blake Scott: Reducing the industry’s environmental footprint
Saudi-Iranian rift adds new dimension to global oil market
News & Resources
New products and services
World Oil's 100-Year Anniversary
The era of 1916–38 was one of great destruction and high creativity.
Published in September 1916 by Gulf Publishing Company, the Gulf Coast Oil News was a weekly publication devoted to covering fast-moving oil developments on the Gulf Coast, particularly Goose Creek field on the Houston Ship Channel.
Gulf Publishing Company launched the Composite Catalog of Oil Field Equipment and Services in 1927 as a way of capitalizing on the success of its new products and services section, and show equipment guides, in The Oil Weekly.
In the April 20, 1918, edition, Gulf Publishing Company announced The Oil Weekly as the new name for the magazine.
The 1916–1938 era was still a man’s world.
As fitting for a publishing company funded by Texas’ leading oilmen, Gulf Publishing Company occupied prime office space in Houston.
Teaching and newspaper reporting were the ideal preparation for Ray Lofton Dudley to become the fledgling oil and gas industry’s leading editor and publisher.