February 2020 ///

Special Focus

Special Focus: 2020 Forecast - U.S. Drilling

Craig Fleming, Kurt Abraham, World Oil

U.S. on a downward trajectory as shale industry matures

Special Focus: 2020 Forecast - International Drilling and Production

Staff, World Oil

Improved offshore activity, coupled with significant conventional oil development programs operated by NOCs, should push drilling marginally higher in 2020.

Special Focus: 2020 Forecast - Washington Outlook

Dr. Roger Bezdek, Contributing Editor

While attention is focused on the national elections, there are ominous policies gestating at the state and local government levels.

2020 Forecast - Canadian E&P

Robert Curran, Contributing Editor

Canada re-adjusts to low prices, limited access

2020 Forecast - U.S. oil and gas production

Staff, World Oil

U.S. crude output surges, overproduction wallops gas prices

2020 Forecast - U.S. reserves

Staff, World Oil

U.S. reserves reach new record-high

2020 Forecast - U.S. rotary rig count

Staff, World Oil

Spending discipline slows drilling activity in shale plays

2020 Forecast - E&P spending

James West, Evercore ISI

Global capex to grow moderately, but less than last year


The last barrel

Craig Fleming, World Oil

Sustainability: Are we moving too fast?

Oil and gas in the capitals

Jacques Sapir, Contributing Editor

Oil, government change and a Chinese virus…

Drilling advances

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

The silly season

Editorial advisors' perspective

Leslie Shockley Beyer, Petroleum Equipment & Services Association

OFS technology: The driver of energy transition

Executive viewpoint

John Clegg, Weatherford

In an era of low oil prices, how do we break even?

What's new in production

Don Francis, Contributing Editor

Optimizing perforation cluster efficiency

What's new in exploration

William (Bill) Head, Contributing Editor

2020—Had enough yet?

First oil

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

A mixed outlook seen for global upstream industry


Adjustable smart-bit increases durability and ROP during drilling operations

Brad Ivie, NOV

As wellbores and drilling operations have become more complex, drill bit development must keep pace to meet increasingly difficult performance requirements.

Gyro-while-drilling technology improves drilling efficiency and well placement

Adrián Ledroz, Chris Hartley, Stephen Forrester, Gyrodata

In today’s environment, the need to expedite wellbore construction has been supplanted by the requirement to drill boreholes more intelligently. A real-time wellbore guidance technology offers operators and service companies a means of improving precision and accuracy in wellbore placement.

ShaleTech: Marcellus-Utica shales

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Capital discipline reining in rigs, production

Innovative strategy increases profitability of ultra-deepwater fields

Roy Shilling, Chuck White, Vamsee Achanta, Paul Hyatt, Howard Day, Frontier Deepwater Appraisal Solutions LLC

To solve complex issues related to developing deepwater reserves in the GOM, a common-sense approach utilizing appropriate technology enables operators to profitably capture critical dynamic reservoir data and increase ultimate recovery.

Regional Report: Brazil

Mike Slaton, Contributing Editor

Short-term gains; long-term questions

Overcoming small organic barriers could reap larger oil recoveries in shale reservoirs

Nancy Luedke, Texas A&M University

Researchers at Texas A&M University have found that the presence of a fossilized organic substance called kerogen plays a vital role in how easily carbon dioxide can travel through shale reservoirs.

News & Resources

Companies in the news

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Products and services

Emily Querubin, World Oil