Featured Articles ///

Controlling sand output while increasing heavy oil production offshore China

Shuquan Xiong, Congda Wei, Donghong Luo, China National Offshore Oil Corp.; Mojtaba Moradi, Tendeka

The combination of an innovative autonomous inflow control device and gravel pack completions is effectively preventing sand production and controlling water while improving oil recovery rates, compared to analog wells.

For ESG investors, ‘Clean Fracs’ could mitigate environmental impacts

Mason Anderson, Opportune LLP

As regulatory requirements and ESG reporting and transparency increase to address gas flaring, “clean fracs” could be one solution for upstream oil and gas companies towards an energy transition.

How COVID-19 accelerated the cloud adoption future in oil & gas

John Tully, SAP

The need to digitally transform — by taking actions such as streamlining and automating business processes, managing data across the organization and overseeing remote workers — is only greater in the face of COVID-19 developments.

Machine learning for predicting stochastic fluid and mineral volumes in complex unconventional reservoirs

Fred Jenson, Chiranjith Ranganathan, Shi Xiuping, Ted Holden, CGG

A machine learning workflow can quickly, and accurately, predict mineralogy, porosity and saturation in multiple wells to better understand productive layers in unconventional oil reservoirs.

Featured Columns ///

What's new in production

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

More “small thinking” with big paydays

Oil and gas in the capitals

Jacques Sapir

What way out of the crisis for Russia?

TechTalk ///More TechTalk

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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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