Featured Articles ///

Tie-backs and seafloor pumping improve economics in deepwater developments

Dr. Stuart L. Scott, Petroleum Emerging Technology Corp.

Reduced commodity prices have eliminated many options to improve deepwater project economics. Seafloor boosting, as an enabling technology for tie-back developments, has emerged as the most effective means to achieve, and sustain, economic flowrates from new discoveries. However, these tie-backs require different considerations than recently installed, hub-based, seafloor boosting systems, and require a unique approach and new technologies.

ShaleTech: Marcellus/Utica Shales

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Rigs, deals up amid brighter gas prospects

Rebalancing of markets and a new U.S. administration will speed recovery

Kurt Abraham, Craig Fleming, World Oil

The two-year oil price decline, and resulting plunge in activity and downsizing of assets and personnel by industry companies, appears to be over. Now, the industry is preparing to get back to work. A combination of OPEC’s quota deal in late 2016, along with lower North American oil production, service/supply cost reductions, high-grading of prospects by operators, and operational efficiencies, has done much to prop up oil prices and encourage a rebound in activity.

Regional Report: Eastern Mediterranean

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Eastern Mediterranean region strives to weather low oil price storm

Featured Columns ///

The last barrel

Roger Jordan

A better day

What's new in exploration

William (Bill) Head

Sometimes B-to-A is the right path

Industry at a Glance ///

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