Featured Articles ///

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.

Enhanced understanding improves "child well" performance

Garret Lindsay, Grant Miller, Tao Xu, Dan Shan, Jason Baihly, Schlumberger

In U.S. shale fields, operators are attempting to improve infill well performance. In the Eagle Ford, child wells now account for about 75% of new completions. Infill drilling is ramping up in the Permian, which hosts half of all U.S. drilling.

Permian oil production requires additional pipeline infrastructure

Staff, Energy Web Atlas; Staff, World Oil

Further expansion of oil output in the Permian basin is dependent on a number of pipelines being built or expanded. Here is a rundown of the status of various pipeline projects in the region.

Featured Columns ///

Water management

Mark Patton

Permian produced water: No crisis, just opportunity

Energy issues

William J. Pike

Hats off to Apache

TechTalk ///More TechTalk

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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

Data courtesy of Baker Hughes.

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