Featured Articles ///

Water management

Mark Patton, Hydrozonix

“Whiskey is for drinking, and water is for fighting”

Formation water reduction technology proves successful in the field

Adam K. Harper, John W. Green, Andreina Dewendt, John M. Terracina, Hexion Inc.

Advanced technology allows operators to reduce formation water, while maintaining oil and gas production.

Innovative installation technology potentially “punches above its weight class”

Art J. Schroeder, Jr., Safe Marine Transfer; Collin Gaskill, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction; Scott Draper, River Lab UWA

The technologies and techniques presented significantly reduce deepwater subsea equipment installation and recovery costs, reduce upfront capital equipment cost and facilitate optimized field development.

Achieving production with efficiency: Keys to profitability

Tom Bass, Emerson Automation Solutions

Improving well pad profitability means increasing output or reducing costs. Wireless networking can help move both needles, enabling operators to reduce their cost basis through efficient facility construction and a scalable architecture.

Featured Columns ///

Drilling advances

Jim Redden

“Blood from a stone”

What’s new in exploration

William (Bill) Head

Deciding where to explore

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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