January 2014 ///

Special Focus

First well interventions by a full-catenary CT system on a DP vessel with compensated gangway

Reawat Wattanasuwankorn, Frank Hammer, Scott Ashby, Nick Long, Yan Song, Jameel Ahmed Basheer Ahmed

A stimulation vessel was used, in conjunction with some new concepts, to perform a successful offshore CT operation in the West Brunei Darussalam waterflooded oil field.

Improving well control via drilling margin identification, influx analysis and direct measurement

Daan Veeningen

Well control events are almost exclusively detected by surface measurements. Early kick detection, especially in deepwater, where the riser comprises a substantial section of the wellbore, is paramount for limiting the severity of a wellbore influx; it also improves the operator’s ability to regain well control.

Features

Regional Report: Australia/Southeast Asia - Newcomers vie with region’s heavy hitters to meet soaring demand

Ian Lewis

Australian and Southeast Asian oil and gas producers are benefiting from soaring demand, both domestically, and through exports to thirsty Asian economies, such as China, India, Japan and South Korea.

Regulatory roundup: Fractivists take to the ballot box, BLM drags feet on permitting

David Blackmon

The November elections, and the recent partial shutdown of the federal government, have brought the nation’s oil and gas industry to the fore in recent weeks.

ShaleTech: Woodford - Play extensions result in more liquids production

Pramod Kulkarni

In 2005, when shale exploration was taking off, with the Henry Hub gas price above $13/Mcf, Woodford was just plain Woodford. After gas prices cratered in 2009, operators focused their attention on the Cana Woodford, the liquids-rich shale play in Canadian County, Okla. The continuing search for liquids opened up a new area called SCOOP (South Central Oklahoma Oil Project), featuring a 400-ft, liquids-rich shale section with two targets—upper and lower Woodford.

Columns

First oil

Pramod Kulkarni

South to east, east to west … west back to east?

What's new in exploration

William J. Pike

When politics meets energy

Drilling advances

Jim Redden

Value trumps volume

What's new in production

Henry Terrell

How much time to make shale? 24 billion days

Offshore in depth

Eldon Ball

Methane hydrates are more than the latest big thing

Oil and gas in the capitals

Dr. Anas Alhajji

Shale revolution has direct and indirect impacts on OPEC

Executive viewpoint

Jeffery L. Juergens

Making gains above ground

Innovative thinkers

Melanie Cruthirds

Viking SeaTech: Safety under the sea

The last barrel

Kurt Abraham

Mexico takes a major step forward

News & Resources

World of oil and gas

Melanie Cruthirds

World of oil and gas

People in the industry

Melanie Cruthirds

People in the industry

Companies in the news

Melanie Cruthirds

Companies in the news

New products and services

Melanie Cruthirds

New products and services

Meeting and events

Henry Terrell

Meeting and events

Industry at a glance

Henry Terrell

Industry at a glance

Industry at a glance

International Offshore Rigs

International Offshore Rigs

International Rotary Drilling Rigs

International Rotary Drilling Rigs Graph

International Rotary Rig Count

International Rotary Rig Count

Rotary Rigs Running in US

Rotary Rigs Running in US

Selected World Oil Prices

Selected World Oil Prices Graph

US Gas Prices ($/MCF) & Production (BCFD)

Monthly US Gas Prices and Trends ($/Mcf)

U.S. Oil Production

U.S. Oil Production

U.S. Onshore Well Count

U.S. Onshore Well Count

U.S. Rotary Drilling Rigs Graph

U.S. Rotary Drilling Rigs Graph

Workover Rig Count

Workover Rig Count

World Oil and NGL Production

World Oil and NGL Production Table

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