Featured Articles ///

Beyond automation: Driving advances in autonomous drilling

Francis Besnard, Alexandre Jourde, Schlumberger

Well construction can benefit from available intelligent technologies, taking AI capabilities close to the action, where it encodes knowledge and captures learnings to improve drilling efficiency.

Industry’s first truly integrated MPD control system advances offshore drilling efficiency

Leonardo Correa, National Oilwell Varco; Robert Van Kuilenburg, Noble Corporation

A partnership between a drilling contractor and an OFS provider is taking MPD systems, which are fully owned and operated by the drilling contractor, to the next level with unique, integrated capabilities.

In a Biden/Harris Presidency, any fracing ban is least of industry’s worries

David Blackmon, Contributing Editor

While the various and constantly evolving Biden/Harris promises to ban hydraulic fracturing—at one level or another—dominated the narrative during the general election campaign, the approach they will choose to take on that issue, once in a position of power, remains to be seen.

The U.S. needs to invest, to improve drilling efficiency and well design

Robert Belanger, Jeremy Brown, Zach Kimball, McKinsey and Company

U.S. shale drillers lead the world—but even so, investing to improve drilling efficiency, well design, and back-office functions can deliver returns that far outweigh the costs.

Featured Columns ///

Executive viewpoint

Duncan Micklem

Digital energy management: One certainty in a world of uncertainty

Regulatory Affairs

David Blackmon

A stark reality faces the U.S. oil and gas industry in the 2020 elections

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Stepan brings more tools to your acidizing tool kit

Stepan Oilfield Solutions understands that our customers need the right chemistry to execute their well treatments effectively and provides a range of intermediates, formulated concentrates and finished products to build stable, effective acidizing fluids that perform under pressure.

Maximizing scheduling effectiveness for all disciplines across the entire E&P organization

After many years of organic growth, and a series of acquisitions, a leading US E&P company was confronted with the harsh reality that their efficiency and revenues were being negatively impacted, because as they had grown so did their number of well delivery scheduling methods. Based on its data model, visualization capabilities, ease of integration, ability to run multiple scenarios and compare analytics plus more, the Company selected Actenum’s scheduling software, Actenum DSO/Upstream.

Industry at a Glance ///

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