Issue: June 2019
Mounting economic pressure has added urgency to the unconventional community’s long-held directive to increase production and continue development of available reserves, while reducing lease-operating expenses (LOE).
An innovative PCP system is a cost-effective alternative for moving high-viscosity crudes, compared to the conventional separation process.
As the complexity associated with producing hydrocarbons increases, operators continue to seek improved pumping systems for bringing fluids to surface at lower costs.
A combination of lift control, fluid optimization and IoT infrastructure achieves continuous production improvement, using real-time data and engineering models.
For the last five years, our industry has focused on reducing cost through operational efficiency and supply chain management.
BP deploys drilling automation package on Alaska’s North Slope to decrease connection times, improve safety and efficiency
In a landmark project, BP brought together process automation, wired drill pipe, drilling apps, and downhole drilling dynamics tools to prove the viability of closed-loop drilling automation in an extremely technically challenging environment.
Several variables should be considered before selecting solids control equipment and waste management techniques for achieving the lowest total cost.
It was a remarkable year for the global natural gas market during 2018. Natural gas supply and demand grew at their fastest pace since 2010
Expanded core delivering new production highs after epic winter
Between rocks and hard places
New valves and piping designs mitigate the detrimental effects of HPHT conditions and extreme pressure drops, as well as severe erosion and caustic environments.
SPE Offshore Europe Preview
The SPE Offshore Europe 2019 conference and exhibition is fast approaching.
Recognized by professionals in the upstream industry’s offshore sector as Europe’s leading E&P event, the SPE Offshore Europe (OE) Conference & Exhibition is gearing up for another year in Aberdeen, Scotland.
The business and operational improvements implemented during the downturn have positioned the UKCS as a much more attractive basin for E&P companies.
Interview with OE 2019 Chairman Michael Borrell, Senior V.P., North Sea and Russia, Total
An interview with Colette Cohen, CEO, Oil and Gas Technology Centre; and Jim Lenton, President, Upstream Integrated Solutions, Worley
Interview with Sian Lloyd-Rees, UK country manager, and Senior V.P., Customer Management (Europe and Africa), Aker Solutions
Interview with Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive, OGUK
This year, returning attendees of SPE Offshore Europe (OE) will notice some new scenery.
U.S. EIA sees continued woes for Venezuelan oil output
Timing factors that matter
Big Data: Big deal
Latin America’s mixed picture continues
Leiming Li: Facilitating a more prosperous industry
News & Resources
Several months ahead of schedule, Shell Offshore Inc., a Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary—alongside partner CNOOC Petroleum Offshore SA, Inc., a subsidiary of CNOOC Limited—has begun producing at its Appomattox floating production system.
Escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China caused crude futures to plummet 19% in May.
Ashtead Technology has appointed James Christie as regional director, Asia-Pacific.
Sparrows Group has won contract renewals worth an estimated £30 million on the UKCS.
Schlumberger has released the IriSphere look-ahead-while-drilling (LAWD) service, providing the industry’s first application of electromagnetic (EM) technology for detecting formation features ahead of the drill bit.