An ExxonMobil author discusses the latest thinking on managing pressure while drilling, including advances in modeling and understanding rock stresses.
It’s time to take a fresh look at an inexpensive cement additive that has proven highly effective in preventing fluid migration in Russia.
Drilling specialists developed a method for controlling horizontal wellbore placement with real-time geosteering in a heavy oil field in Alberta, Canada.
Faced with variations in government regulations and measurement methods, industry personnel would be well served by a call for standardization.
Derived from fine-scale layering, an improved static geological model improves reservoir simulation in a large oil field offshore Abu Dhabi.
Using airlift pumping in place of conventional rod pumping in Illinois basin wells reduced failures, lost output and high costs.
Once the numerous misconceptions about treating produced water are identified, it becomes obvious that many chemical types can produce similar results.
The venerable bell curve appears to have a sharp, unseen crest.
Modeling of small-scale bedding geometries improves recovery estimates in Norwegian oil fields, yielding at least 8 million extra barrels of oil.
The 52nd annual ReedHycalog Rig Census finds US utilization at nearly 100%, while Canada has a big gain, spurring new rig construction.
Reversing the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving would benefit drilling.
Vile photons: The state of solar energy.
Venezuela’s Chavez spreads his influence; Ecuador’s upstream suffers.
Getting production back online from an electrical viewpoint.
The strangest thing that I know.