October 2014 ///

Special Focus

Collision avoidance while planning and drilling complex wells

Kevin P. McCoy, PE, Teresa McCoy, James Dayton, David Meyers

Rehabilitating old fields from a single drilling location can be challenging.

Drilling the perfect horizontal well requires trade-offs

K. C. Oren

Better cooperation between engineers and geoscientists, along with each side recognizing some basic drilling and geosteering principles, and their inherent trade-offs, and applying the right tools to the project, can help operator/service teams come closer to drilling the “perfect” well.

Features

Keeping the E&P workforce safe and comfortable

Scott Corriveau

Hand protection is a key component of reliable and safe operation in the oil and gas industry.

ShaleTech: Niobrara-Codell

Jim Redden

Production rising despite anti-drilling backlash

Coverage length and density affect performance of fairings

Don W. Allen, Stergios Liapis

Ocean currents create vortex-induced vibrations (VIV) on marine risers and other cylindrical objects, creating friction against the structure’s surface.

Enhancing oil recovery from tight oil plays

Richard Baker

The success or failure of secondary recovery in low-permeability reservoirs depends on several factors.  

NETL develops advanced CO2 foam reservoir simulator

Sinisha Jikich

A new equation-of–state simulator was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Marine multi-measurement system improves imaging quality, exploration efficiency

Chris Cunnell

Since its launch in 2012, IsoMetrix marine seismic technology has been deployed successfully around four continents.

Advantages of a new nozzle valve for gas lift

Alicino R. Almeida

The nozzle valve is a direct competitor of the traditional orifice valve, and may replace it with advantages.    

Regional report: MENA

Todd Jensen, Lydia Moore

Despite geopolitical turmoil, Middle Eastern and North African exploration and licensing activity levels remain strong, with the MENA region producing over one-third of the world's oil and one-fifth of global gas.

Ultrasonic devices improve gas leak detection in challenging environments

Dr. Eliot Sizeland

Given the wide variety of potential gas leak sources, the development of ultrasonic gas detectors for wellhead applications is an important step in providing effective, efficient coverage, on top of traditional gas detection solutions for challenging environments.

Columns

First oil

Pramod Kulkarni

Where have you gone?

Energy issues

William J. Pike

EDX fosters cooperation in innovation

What's new in exploration

William (Bill) Head

Turning perceived failures into successes

Drilling advances

Jim Redden

Like finding cash under the couch

What's new in production

Henry Terrell

How much gold remains in the Scottish North Sea?

Offshore in depth

Ron Bitto

Watch what’s happening in the Arctic

Oil and gas in the capitals

Dr. Roger Bezdek

White House study is dangerously delusional

Executive viewpoint

Alex Mills

Federal regulations continue to grow

Innovative thinkers

Pramod Kulkarni

Enhanced Oil Recovery: Foam in, oil out

The last barrel

Kurt Abraham

Mid-term elections have implications for U.S. upstream sector

News & Resources

World of oil and gas

Steven McGinn

World of oil and gas

People in the industry

Steven McGinn

People in the industry

New products and services

Steven McGinn

New products and services

Companies in the news

Steven McGinn

Companies in the news

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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