Featured Articles ///

Fates hinge on election, cracking the code

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Some 350 mi and a gaping civic and developmental fissure separate the unconventional cores of the Denver-Julesberg (DJ) and Uinta basins.

Data-driven solutions improve oil field productivity

Glen Breerwood, Christoffer Nåden, Halliburton

A suite of permanent monitoring products takes well monitoring one step further by providing accurate, reliable and cost-effective multi-point temperature and pressure sensing.

The path to autonomous directional drilling

Julien Marck, Lisette Vitta, Halliburton

Advancements in electronics and sensor technology, sophisticated algorithms, and high-speed telemetry are leading the way to automated drilling.

Stable growth carries the day

Emily Querubin, Michele Cowart, World Oil

Some semblance of “normalcy” is returning to the global EP industry after three wrenching years of activity recession.

U.S. drilling plateaus, modest increase seen for second half

Craig Fleming, Kurt Abraham, World Oil

Operators remain cautious but are showing greater optimism, as solid oil prices prompt them to issue upwardly revised capital expenditure guidance. Onshore plays remain dominant.

Test program yields shale-optimized casing connections

Heather Byers, Vallourec USA

Before 2002, connections designed for drilling and completions were tested at the discretion of a specific manufacturer.

Featured Columns ///

What's new in production

Don Francis

Let’s party

What's new in exploration

William (Bill) Head

Where are the oil reserves?

TechTalk ///More TechTalk

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Oilfield pump replacement proves more cost-effective than repair

It’s easy to see why oilfield pump replacement is more cost-effective than repair. An aging, old-technology pump fleet in need of frequent repair has no advantages over a standardized fleet of new pumps. The opposite is true—updating your fleet gives you extremely powerful business and technology advantages that simply aren’t available any other way.

Top Three Benefits of MEMS Technology for Gyro-Surveying-While-Drilling

MEMS technology is changing gyro-survey-while-drilling for the better. Case studies show that it can reduce gyro-survey-while-drilling uncertainty by up to 45% and decrease the gyro-survey time from 20 to 0 minutes.

Two Unexpected Ways Poor Cementing Limits Your Production

When your unconventional well doesn’t deliver the production you expect, you might suspect the problem is fracturing fluid selection, sand volume, pumping rates, or reservoir quality—but the real issue may lurk behind the casing. Cement bond logs can help you determine whether poor cementing and channeling are problems in your well and guide you to a better cement-to-frac solution.

New fluid end design increases packing life, decreases cost per pumping hour

VP Sales & Manufacturing (VP), a leading manufacturer and seller of high-quality frac fluid ends and replacement parts, launches Hercules 2 (H2), a new fluid end design with proprietary technology.

Industry at a Glance ///

U.S. Rotary Drilling Rigs
International Rotary Drilling Rigs

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