Issue: September 2009

Special Focus

Coil-pattern shooting offers step change for cost-effective FAZ imaging

With the right pattern and tools, illumination of the reservoir, NPT and survey times are greatly improved..

Hydrocarbon prospecting in deepwater Trinidad using AVO and spectral decomposition

Synthetic models for different fluid types and saturations indicate that fluid prediction is possible with these methods. 

New EM technology uses vertical rather than horizontal electrical lines

Using a vertical dipole source and vertical receivers should increase horizontal resolution of anomalous resistors in offshore EM exploration.


Activity picks up in West Africa

After years of political upheaval and brutal civil wars, particularly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire, the region is now beginning to experience a more positive environment for oil and gas development.

Benchmarking directional drilling performance

A practical approach is presented for comparing the actual path of a directional well with the original well plan.

Digital outcrop models reduce uncertainty and improve reservoir characterization

Supervised automated lidar mapping of Khuff Formation carbonate outcrops in Oman enabled estimation of heterogeneity related to rock-type partitioning.

Drilling advances

Looking back on drillbits and ballpoint pens

Preprocessing of offshore platform-integrated marine monitoring system data: What to do with unusual values or trends?

Full-scale measurements provide indispensible information for validating the behavior of an offshore oil platform; however, they often contain some observations that deviate from a majority of other values.

Real-time communications for remote rig sites

A new high-speed microwave network from the wellsite to corporate offices allowed Apache’s drilling team to increase the transmission speed of decision-making data.

Reserves and production show little change in 2008

Production increases at the beginning of 2008 were offset by cutbacks due to falling demand as the year progressed and the reality of a crashing world economy set in.

Wireless sensor network installed on a North Sea platform

Using wireless temperature sensors to detect loss of flow presented a low-cost solution for increasing production at an offshore facility.


Deepwater Statistical Report

Brazil’s Santos Basin: An emerging giant

Editorial comment

An energy plan for the future—now

Exploration discoveries

Exploration discoveries

Oil and Gas in the Capitals

US eyeing Brazil’s changing oil rules and international activities

What’s new in exploration

Realities of shale play reserves: Examples from the Fayetteville Shale

What's new in production

Emerging technologies for un-stranding gas reserves

World of Oil

Saipem signs contracts worth $650 million
News & Resources

Companies in the news

Companies in the news

Industry at a glance

July global oil supply rose by 500,000 bpd to 84.81 million bpd. OPEC crude oil production increased again in July by 21,000 bpd to 34.01 million bpd.

Meetings and Events

Meetings and Events

New products

New Products

People in industry

People in the Industry

Industry At A Glance

International Rotary Drilling Rigs

International Geophysical Activity

International Offshore Rigs

International Rotary Rigs

Monthly US Gas Prices and Trends(Sept-2009)

Selected World Oil Prices

U.S. Geophysical Activity

U.S. Rotary Drilling Rigs Graph

Rotary Rigs Running in U.S.

U.S. Workover Rig Count

U.S. Workover Rigs

World Oil & NGL Production

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