Featured Articles ///

U.S. operators working down DUC backlog

Craig Fleming, World Oil

Despite a modest reduction in the DUC inventory, there are still 7,086 wells waiting on completion. With the industry in disarray, it has become increasingly likely that many of these horizontal boreholes may never be completed.

Novel flexible pipe overcomes challenges in pre-salt subsea developments

Andre Macedo, Mauricio Brandao, Baker Hughes

An innovative technological solution has overcome flexible pipe corrosion cracking in high CO2 content fields, including Brazil’s pre-salt offshore developments. The new pipe system is verified to extend service life by at least 50%, compared to standard flexibles.

Cut to the chase: Reducing offshore wellhead removal costs

Jarle Hvidsten, Ole Petter Nipen, Baker Hughes

A vessel-deployed mechanical cutting device reduces the cost of offshore wellhead removal.

Capturing real-time data during drilling and tripping operations improves efficiency and well placement

Mats Andersen, Sanna Zainoune, Eirik Vandvik, NOV

A wired drill pipe system enables real-time data transmission and sends constant information to decision-makers during drilling and tripping. North Sea case studies demonstrate how combining multiple downhole tool technologies has improved drilling efficiency and prevented various issues.

Featured Columns ///

Oil and gas in the capitals

Dr. Anas Alhajji

Working from home, not electric vehicles, could kill oil demand growth

What's new in production

Willard C. (Bill) Capdevielle, P.E.

Thinking small to find big solutions

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Bringing value to the surface with Stepan Oilfield Solutions — Europe

Whether you are in Europe, the Middle East, Africa or Russia, the Stepan Oilfield Solutions team in Europe works diligently to solve challenges that are unique to the upstream market. Our dedicated team can help you protect your assets, save money and optimize your business. Together, we can bring value to the surface.

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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