http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Regional Report: Southeast Asia/Australia http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/features/regional-report-southeast-asiaaustralia With EandP on the mend, major breakthroughs are underway ShaleTech: Marcellus/Utica Shales http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/features/shaletech-marcellusutica-shales Record laterals help feed new pipelines, plants Geo-engineered completions improve recovery in unconventionals http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/features/geo-engineered-completions-improve-recovery-in-unconventionals North American unconventional well completion designs have evolved dramatically in the last four years. Longer laterals and increased proppant loading have resulted in higher IPs and EURs. New geo-engineered completion designs are delivering superior production results compared to high-intensity PNP. Better days ahead, as industry sits on brink of recovery http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/special-focus/better-days-ahead-as-industry-sits-on-brink-of-recovery U.S. operators are forecast to increase upstream activity, as oil and gas production rises with crude prices. U.S. oil, gas reserves see modest decline http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/special-focus/us-oil-gas-reserves-see-modest-decline According to EY’s U.S. Oil and Gas Reserves Study, U.S. oil reserves saw another decline in 2016. People in the Industry http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/news-resources/people-in-the-industry API President and CEO Jack Gerard has announced that he will step down in August, when his contract ends. Companies in the News http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/news-resources/companies-in-the-news Kreuz Subsea has secured a contract supporting Larsen and Toubro (LandT) and Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) in India. World of Oil and Gas http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/news-resources/world-of-oil-gas Total (40%) and Chevron (operator, 60%) have announced a major discovery at the Ballymore prospect, in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Industry at a Glance http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/news-resources/industry-at-a-glance U.S. crude production surged to its highest level in 47 years, when output reached 10.038 MMbpd in November (EIA). The Last Barrel http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/columns/the-last-barrel The art of the oil deal What's New in Production http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/columns/whats-new-in-production All over the map Offshore in Depth http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/columns/offshore-in-depth Alaska seeks limits on offshore leasing Energy Issues http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/columns/energy-issues A plethora of Issues A synchronized uplift in capital deployment http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/special-focus/a-synchronized-uplift-in-capital-deployment With the recovery definitely underway, Evercore ISI predicts global EandP spending to rise 7% in 2018 following a 4% increase in 2017 and a 33% decline in 2016. EMGC to focus on region’s growth, maturation http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/features/emgc-to-focus-on-region-s-growth-maturation Situated in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, just south of Turkey, the island nation of Cyprus will once again host the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Conference (EMGC), now in its fifth year. Canada looks to recover amid mixed signals http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/special-focus/canada-looks-to-recover-amid-mixed-signals With most economic indicators aligned, the Canadian industry is poised to rebound from its worst slump in 30 years. But political uncertainty is still the wildcard, as the impact of implementing climate change policies remains unknown. Healthy boost in activity projected for international drilling communities http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/special-focus/healthy-boost-in-activity-projected-for-international-drilling-communities Outside of the U.S., a global recovery is on the horizon for the upstream oil and gas industry. U.S. output builds on OPEC cutbacks, gas rides LNG expansion http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/special-focus/us-output-builds-on-opec-cutbacks-gas-rides-lng-expansion Shale operators are increasing U.S. crude production in response to oil prices that are, so far, trending more favorably this year, due largely to decisions by OPEC and Russia to curb production. Executive Viewpoint http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/columns/executive-viewpoint Reducing coating maintenance costs and headaches on new offshore platforms U.S. shale drives rig count recovery in 2017 http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/special-focus/us-shale-drives-rig-count-recovery-in-2017 With oil prices on the rise in 2017, operators added drilling rigs back to many areas of the U.S. Innovative thinkers http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/columns/innovative-thinkers Rod Uchytil: Leaving an international impact Number of active U.S. oil wells remains consistent http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/special-focus/number-of-active-us-oil-wells-remains-consistent The number of active, producing oil wells in the U.S. remained relatively stable, dropping slightly last year, despite a significant increase in drilling from 2016 into 2017. Producing gas well total declines slightly http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/special-focus/producing-gas-well-total-declines-slightly The number of active, producing U.S. gas wells slipped 1.6% last year, from 501,535 to 493,421, although, according to the EIA, the country’s gross gas withdrawals hit an 11-year high at 95.8 Bcfd last November. A landmark year for the oil and gas industry http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/special-focus/a-landmark-year-for-the-oil-and-gas-industry The last 12 months in Washington, D.C., have been incredibly positive for the U.S. oil and gas industry. New Products and Services http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/news-resources/new-products-and-services National Oilwell Varco (NOV) has introduced the iSeries NXT platform to its portfolio of Tolteq MWD/LWD directional systems and tools. What's New in Exploration http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/columns/whats-new-in-exploration Successful exploration is the art of managing failure Turbodrills reduce well time and deliver lower cost per foot in hard and abrasive formations http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/features/turbodrills-reduce-well-time-and-deliver-lower-cost-per-foot-in-hard-and-abrasive-formations Downhole turbines are a solution in hard and abrasive formations, otherwise inaccessible with conventional motors. First Oil http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/columns/first-oil Keeping the caution in our optimism Drilling Advances http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/columns/drilling-advances Hard rock paradigm shift Oil and Gas in the Capitals http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/columns/oil-gas-in-the-capitals The changing energy landscape of the Middle East