March 2017 ///

Special Focus

Squeezing out that last drop of oil, using underbalanced coiled tubing drilling

Toni Miszewski, AnTech Ltd.

Underbalanced coiled tubing drilling can help extract more production from existing wells, reduce project unpredictability and economic risk, and contribute to increased, efficient, long-term hydrocarbon extraction.


Pressure prediction system advances well control event detection and prevention

Brian Piccolo, Austin Johnson, AFGlobal Corporation

Drilling complex deepwater wells presents significant risks associated with narrow and uncertain formation pressure margins. Hazards include influxes, losses, gas in riser events, and stuck pipe events. Conventional pressure monitoring and control methods have proven inadequate in mitigating many of these dangers.

What’s new in well logging and formation evaluation

Stephen Prensky, Consultant, Silver Spring, Maryland

This review is based on published technical papers and publicly available literature. The author does not endorse any specific technologies or service providers. The logging systems may be available as commercial services, or still in development and testing phases.

Leveraging survey design and de-blending in processing provides tailor-made seismic

Marc Rocke, Polarcus

Better data, quicker turnaround and less exposure are among the benefits derived from leveraging multiple sources in a marine towed streamer for tailored project solutions.

Shaletech Report: Completion Methods

Ryan Allen, Baker Hughes, a GE Company

Using a ball-activated sliding sleeve system, an operator completed an exploratory well in the Vaca Muerta shale that has the country’s longest lateral and highest initial production rate

Regional Report: East Africa

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Recovering from a six-year drilling low that was reported last May, African E&P is slowly picking up the pieces. The region has seen numerous setbacks, despite having the potential to become one of the leading oil and gas producers and exporters in the world. Much of East Africa is riddled with severe debt and economic unrest, impeding investment and the development of infrastructure.

Show Preview: AAPG Annual Meeting

Emily Querubin, World Oil

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), one of the world’s top geological societies, will be holding its Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) on April 2–5, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, Texas.

Holistic optimization approach improves coring efficiency, sample quality

Mohamed Farouk, George Arnold, Raul Villegas, Baker Hughes, a GE Company

To acquire a high-quality core in as few runs as possible, and reduce operational costs, a provider must maximize ROP while ensuring efficient, safe surface handling of the rock sample and coring assembly. To satisfy these requirements, HT30 Max, a full-gauge core barrel system with jam mitigation technology, has been introduced.


Energy Issues

William J. Pike, World Oil

Human factors engineering

Executive viewpoint

Jeff Tyson, Scott Environmental Services, Inc.

From waste to asset: Avoiding EPA’s definition of sham recycling

First oil

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

U.S. concerns rise over Russian intentions in the Arctic

What's new in exploration

William (Bill) Head, Contributing Editor

Where to find results of other people’s money!

The last barrel

Craig Fleming, World Oil

CEOs say innovation, digital transformation are key growth drivers

What's new in production

Don Francis, Contributing Editor

The imperative of small-operator DOF

Oil and gas in the capitals

Jacques Sapir, Contributing Editor

Oil prices and the process of ruble appreciation

Offshore in depth

Ron Bitto, Contributing Editor

Needing cash, Petrobras seeks foreign investment

Drilling advances

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

When bits meet spooks

News & Resources

World of oil & gas

Emily Querubin, World Oil

World of oil & gas

Industry at a glance

Craig Fleming, World Oil

Industry at a glance

People in the industry

Emily Querubin, World Oil

People in the industry

Companies in the news

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Companies in the news

New products and services

Emily Querubin, World Oil

New products and services