Current Issue: July 2016 ///

World Oil's 100-Year Anniversary

100 years of informing the industry

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

Since 1916, Gulf Publishing Company (GPC), and World Oil and its predecessors, have provided timely, valuable information and data on a wide range of technical and management subjects to upstream oil and gas professionals worldwide.

A look behind

Robert W. Scott, World Oil

Most of you will not recognize my name or photo on this page, since they last appeared on a World Oil column in March 1999, 29¼ years after they first showed up here, and 41 years after I joined Gulf Publishing Company’s (GPC) World Oil as engineering editor.

My 59 years at Gulf Publishing Company

Don DePugh, World Oil

Come December, it will be 59 years ago that I joined Gulf Publishing Company (GPC) as an editorial assistant on the staff of Pipe Line Industry magazine.

100 years of fueling the world’s growth

Mike Wirth, Chevron Corporation

The last 100 years have witnessed economic progress that has lifted billions of people into the global middle class.

The voice of the IPAA rings across the decades

The American economy appeared robust on June 10, 1929, when President Herbert Hoover began a conference aimed at conserving America’s natural petroleum resources.

Execution, collaboration and innovation key to improving economic viability of offshore projects

Jeremy D. Thigpen, Transocean Ltd.

Although our industry continues to navigate the most severe downturn in decades, growing global demand for affordable energy will, at some point, require increased offshore production.

OPEC’s shifting role helps balance worldwide crude markets

Abdalla Salem El-Badri, OPEC

When OPEC was established in Baghdad in 1960, there were some who predicted that the organization would not last long.

ReedHycalog bits from NOV celebrate 100 years of bit innovation

A century of business serves as a testament to the lasting value of a company.

A look forward

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

And so we come to the end of our seven months of coverage of the 100th anniversary of Gulf Publishing Company and World Oil.

Features

Efficiencies and capabilities designed for the bottom line

Mike Slaton, Contributing Editor

Oil markets have driven down activity but not the advance of technology. In tough times when every efficiency and operational advantage can make a difference, service and manufacturing companies are focused on offshore innovations that drive hard to the bottom line. We turned to five leading service and manufacturing companies, and asked them to highlight the advances that were at the top of their lists. Their answers reveal vigorous innovation across a broad scope of offshore technologies that include drilling data, subsea production chemicals, specialized drill bits, MPD-ready rigs, subsea safety valves and gravel packs.

Buoyancy system lands nearly 20,000 ft of 14-in. casing in GOM

William H. Von Eberstein, ExPert E&P, LLC; Christopher E. Von Eberstein, Eric Pattarozzi, Landing String Solutions, LLC

The deepwater Gulf of Mexico debut also eliminated tie-backs, allowing for flexibility in the well design.

Ambitious geoscience program continues offshore Eastern Canada

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

Using recent seismic data acquisition and other technologies, officials have been conducting large-scale geoscience programs offshore Canada’s two easternmost provinces, to identify exploration opportunities that went unnoticed 20 years ago.

Expandable sand screens are a cost-effective sand control solution for gas storage wells

Raj Malyala, Weatherford International

Underground gas storage wells are an essential component of the natural gas supply chain. The flexibility and resiliency provided by these storage wells are the key to maintaining reliable and responsive gas delivery, especially as demand has increased in the last several years, while supply has become more volatile.

ShaleTech: Australia-China shales

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Despite state policies, tough economics stymie gas

Regional Report: North Sea

Emily Snyder, World Oil

E&P activity in the North Sea wanes amid dispiriting contract cancellations and idling rigs.

ONS 2016 to underline transition within a changing market

Emily Snyder, World Oil

Industry leaders, specialists, politicians and executives from across the globe will meet in Stavanger, Norway, from Aug. 29 through Sept. 1, for ONS 2016.

Columns

First oil

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

100 years slip by

Energy issues

William J. Pike, World Oil

Of sand dunes and sinkholes

What's new in exploration

William (Bill) Head, Contributing Editor

Leaving your comfort zone

Drilling advances

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

The end game

What's new in production

Don Francis, Contributing Editor

Not without its challenges

Offshore in depth

Ron Bitto, Contributing Editor

Operators pursue new business models

Oil and gas in the capitals

Dr. Anas Alhajji, Contributing Editor

Aramco privatization: The final nail in the coffin?

Executive viewpoint

Lisa Davis, Siemens AG

The industry’s future will be digital

Innovative thinkers

Emily Snyder, World Oil

Brian Skeels: A “scientific” fellow

The last barrel

Roger Jordan, World Oil

It isn’t just about oil

News & Resources

World of oil and gas

Roger Jordan, World Oil

World of oil and gas

Industry at a glance: Oil and Gas Prices, Production, Rig Counts

Craig Fleming, World Oil

Industry at a glance

People in the industry

Emily Snyder, World Oil

People in the industry

Companies in the news

Emily Snyder, World Oil

Companies in the news

New products and services

Emily Snyder, World Oil

New products and services