Featured Articles ///

Disruption and commoditization of the proppant industry

Michelle Stribling, PropTester Inc.; Brian D. Olmen, KELRIK Consulting LLC

The U.S. upstream industry’s shift to quantity over quality has resulted in an oversupply of sand and proppants, resulting in price deflation, a situation complicated by operators’ preference for supplies to have closer proximity to wellsites.

Friction reducing flotation collar/optimal placement increases efficiency running casing in long laterals

Claire Kennedy Platt, William Tait, Reza Rastegar, National Oilwell Varco

A new ultra-reach flotation collar, equipped with a second-generation buoyancy barrier, reduces friction in extended reach laterals and lowers costs associated with running casing to the required target depth.

Optimizing long lateral completions with advanced stick pipe drill outs

Dirk Lee, Jody Kindred, Axis Energy Services

In unconventional wells, coiled tubing has traditionally been the preferred method for drilling out frac plugs after hydraulic stimulation.

Shaletech: Bakken/Three Forks

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Expanded core delivering new production highs after epic winter

Featured Columns ///

Water management

Mark Patton

Water management

What’s new in production

Don Francis

An electric solution

TechTalk ///More TechTalk

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Simplify Automation of Multi-well Pads

Today, many oil and gas producers are transitioning from simplistic single-well pad fields to more complex multi-well pads, in an effort to cut costs and increase efficiencies.

JP Global Digital is Making the Digital Twin a Reality

Managers in oil & gas and chemical plants are always seeking safer facilities, greater efficiency, decreased operating costs, higher reliability, and higher productivity for both the plant and their personnel. One of the key enablers promising to help in all of those areas is the “digital twin.”

Industry at a Glance ///

U.S. Rotary Drilling Rigs
International Rotary Drilling Rigs

Data courtesy of Baker Hughes.

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