http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil New Products and Services http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/news-resources/new-products-and-services Baker Hughes, a GE company, has introduced its CIRCA coiled tubing simulation software, which enables coiled tubing service providers to maximize equipment performance and improve operational efficiency in well interventions. Drilling Advances http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/columns/drilling-advances Help Wanted: Must be more adept at operating a mouse than a brake handle. Executive Viewpoint http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/columns/executive-viewpoint After spending 36 years in the petroleum industry, I’ve learned much about the intricacies of international petroleum negotiations. Regional Report: Permian Basin http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/features/regional-report-permian-basin The ultimate U.S. basin shines again Shaletech: Argentina http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/features/shaletech-argentina Feds, IOCs breathe new life into ‘Dead Cow’ Collaboration delivers LWD triple-combo breakthrough for ultra-high-temperature wells http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/features/collaboration-delivers-lwd-triple-combo-breakthrough-for-ultra-high-temperature-wells As exploration efforts go into deeper, hotter and more remote offshore basins, the need for more advanced downhole drilling and logging tools is palpable. Accordingly, a new LWD toolstring that provides real-time downhole data, while withstanding 410°F temperatures, has been developed and tested in the harsh Gulf of Thailand. What's New in Production http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/columns/whats-new-in-production Thanks to the digital transformation (more on that in a moment), you’re already awash in data; what’s to discover? Energy Issues http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/columns/energy-issues I just finished a remarkably funny, and particularly astute, book that explores the world of marriage in relation to husbands, wives and their employment, among other things. What's New in Exploration http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/columns/whats-new-in-exploration Seismic, the foundation tool of oil and gas exploration, has some reflecting to do about its future, not will it work, or can exploration seismic become “better,” but is it becoming necessary at all? LAGCOE 2017: Connect, explore and discover energy moving forward http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/features/lagcoe-2017-connect-explore-and-discover-energy-moving-forward Because Louisiana is home to thousands of energy companies, and is often considered America’s foremost energy hub, the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) once again will be held at the Cajundome and Convention Center in Lafayette, La., during Oct. 24-26. Innovative proppant technology reduces cost per boe http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/features/innovative-proppant-technology-reduces-cost-per-boe Operators are optimizing completions to further drive down the cost per boe, with most hydraulic fracturing jobs using uncoated frac sand. While these wells can produce sufficiently, well economics could be improved by utilizing resin-coated proppants. Oil and Gas in the Capitals http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/columns/oil-gas-in-the-capitals Hope for improved Russian-U.S. relations has evaporated, following a U.S. congressional vote and retaliation taken by the Russian government. First Oil http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/columns/first-oil This September issue of World Oil now in your hands is the product of a rather abnormal monthly process caused by an extremely ill-mannered fellow named Harvey. Offshore in Depth http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/columns/offshore-in-depth The thriller TV series, Occupied—on Netflix in Norwegian with English subtitles—is a fable that springs from the apparent contradictions in Norway’s energy policies. Global drilling begins slow recovery, while production, reserves stay even http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/features/global-drilling-begins-slow-recovery-while-production-reserves-stay-even After nearly three years, the global EandP industry is showing signs of finally pulling itself out of the trough, yet the recovery remains rather uneven, from region to region. High frequency amplitude volume technique enhances seismic interpretation http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/special-focus/high-frequency-amplitude-volume-technique-enhances-seismic-interpretation The dramatic collapse of commodity prices has required the industry to embrace new techniques and upstream disciplines to remain profitable. To achieve these goals, companies must create innovative workflows and new seismic methodologies/procedures to improve their understanding of the subsurface, while keeping a close eye on the bottom line. New regional 3D framework delivers fresh insights into complex petroleum systems http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/special-focus/new-regional-3d-framework-delivers-fresh-insights-into-complex-petroleum-systems A large volume of 3D data, offshore Brazil, was released recently to the public domain by the National Petroleum Agency. This has created an opportunity to develop a homogeneous 3D volume across the country’s prolific salt basins. Geologically consistent inversion results reduce uncertainty http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/features/geologically-consistent-inversion-results-reduce-uncertainty Seismic and multi-physics methods strive to accurately image subsurface geology at high resolution. With modern recording equipment, robust processing and joint-inversion depth imaging, integrated multi-physics workflows now provide a fast, efficient way to provide geologically reliable 3D images. The Last Barrel http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/columns/the-last-barrel The first evidence that the Permian basin contained oil was discovered by ranchers, who settled after 1875 and were drilling wells to provide water for their livestock. World of Oil and Gas http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/news-resources/world-of-oil-and-gas Lundin Petroleum and Statoil have completed the Korpfjell exploration well 7435/12-1 in the southeastern Barents Sea. Industry at a Glance http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/news-resources/industry-at-a-glance In August, average prices for WTI and Brent surged, with the benchmarks trading at $48.69 and $51.79, respectively, representing gains of 4.6% and 6.9%, compared to the previous month. People in the Industry http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/news-resources/people-in-the-industry Matt Amilian has been appointed director of business development at BCCK Holding Company. Companies in the News http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/news-resources/companies-in-the-news TWMA has secured a £1-million contract with Azinor Catalyst Limited for the provision of drill cuttings containment and processing services on the Ocean Guardian semisubmersible rig in the central North Sea.