Issue: August 2007
Mexico-US boundary treaty set no agreement for border-field development.
The boom continues, although at a more leisurely pace than originally anticipated for the year.
US Gulf demand is expected to rise into 2008, while its rig supply continues to drop.
While large E&P companies involved in exploitation of unconventional reserves continue employing a large number of rigs, small firms, more prone to seasonal behavior, will direct overall trends for the year.
An ultra-shallow glacial aquifer in South Dakota provides perspectives on microbial methane systems in the eastern Great Plains, USA.
North American CBM drilling has leveled out, and drilling is expected to drop over 22% in 2007.
An innovative solution to slugging and liquid loading in the Gulf of Mexico increased well production 150%, and may increase overall recovery by 35%.
Unconventional reserves often fall into the category of undeveloped. But does that mean they aren't proved? Or that they never will be developed?
Constraints from increasing transport distances and operator's desire for new equipment may limit drilling projects without prior planning.
Laboratory and field results suggest that sand control and fines migration mitigation can be overcome with formation analysis, treatment design and execution.
A quick review of how proper stock tank setup, care and maintenance can save you money.
Continued strong prices are attracting greater investment. Thus, exploration is increasing, as operators look for new reserves to stem production declines.
Two North Sea fields overcame sanding problems after detailed rock mechanic analysis and completion designs tailored to the reservoirs' limits.
Is the forecasting model wrong? Outdated? Is the last decade an anomaly? And can price forecasting be improved?
These troublesome solids, formed when oil-soluble naphthenic acids come in contact with high-pH produced water, cause tight emulsions, ragged interfaces, organic deposition and, ultimately, separation difficulties.
Is oil slowing down yet?
Oil demand and prices
Five major discoveries were made in Africa during June 2007, four offshore West Africa and one onshore Uganda.
Déjà vu all over again
The Fayetteville Shale play: An early evaluation
Biosurfactants, a potential “holy grail" for EOR
Acquisitions, mergers, ventures and other company news.
In its Short Term Energy Outlook, the US-based EIA predicted that global oil demand will increase by 2.9 million bpd
Vol. 228 No. 8 Meeting & events AUGUST IADC , Well Control Conference of the Americas & Exhibition, Moody Gardens Hotel, Galveston, T
New product and service offerings from company press releases.
Personnel changes and promotions in the petroleum industry.