Featured Articles ///

Enhanced understanding improves “child well” performance

Garret Lindsay, Grant Miller, Tao Xu, Dan Shan, Jason Baihly, Schlumberger

In U.S. shale fields, operators are attempting to improve infill well performance. In the Eagle Ford, child wells now account for about 75% of new completions. Infill drilling is ramping up in the Permian, which hosts half of all U.S. drilling.

Permian oil production requires additional pipeline infrastructure

Staff, Energy Web Atlas; Staff, World Oil

Further expansion of oil output in the Permian basin is dependent on a number of pipelines being built or expanded. Here is a rundown of the status of various pipeline projects in the region.

Permian basin leads the pack

Travis Harris, Packers Plus Energy Services

Innovative completion technology helps reduce break-even prices to keep operators afloat in the Permian basin

Western Europe sees “positive development” offshore after years of output decline

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Although global exploration has been fading of late, Western Europe’s offshore sector is still red-hot, in terms of E&P potential.

Featured Columns ///

What’s new in production

Don Francis

Into the weeds

What’s new in exploration

William (Bill) Head

A.I. is just that, artificial— don’t make it a deity

TechTalk ///More TechTalk

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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

Data courtesy of Baker Hughes.

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