World Oil Deep Dive: The technology shaping the upstream ///

World Oil's Deep Dive podcast features in depth discussions with the authors of technical articles published in the monthly magazine. Subscribe today, and learn more about the technology shaping our industry's future.

Optimizing artificial lift placement in highly deviated wells

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:03 PM

We talk with Stephen Forrester (Content Development Manager) and Alberto Leal (Business Manager for Argentina and Bolivia) from Gyrodata about their article "Optimizing artificial lift in highly deviated wells using analysis of high-density tortuosity and bend data" on page 34 in the October 2020 issue of World Oil. We examine case studies and learn how operators can see the true geometry of their well saving them hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in remediation costs and lost production. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Cost Effective Scavengers for H2S mitigation

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:43 PM

In this episode we talk with Dr.s  Wylde and Taylor, from Clariant Oil and Mining Services, about their article on page 37 in the May issue of World Oil. We learn how Non-MEA triazine-based scavengers decrease the occurrence of amorphous polymeric dithiazine solids, providing a best value-driven chemical solution to mitigate H2S issues in the field. Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today (https://www.nov.com/about/nov-today-podcast). Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com (mailto:deepdice@worldoil.com)        

Special Episode - Coronavirus and it's effects on US Drilling

Thursday, May 7, 2020 7:43 PM

We talk with Earl Koskie Jr. about the history of downturns as seen through the BH rig count. These numbers will give you some perspective on our current situation. (1) - 1/17/1986 (1773 Rigs) to 2/14/1986 (1376 Rigs) ---  -397 Rigs (-22.4%) in 4 weeks (2) - 4/30/1982 (3312 Rigs) to 5/28/1982 (2931 Rigs) ---  -381 Rigs (-11.5%) in 4 week (3) - 1/23/2015 (1633 Rigs) to 2/20/2015 (1310 Rigs) ---  -323 Rigs (-19.8%) in 4 weeks (4) - 3/27/2020 ( 728 Rigs)  to 4/24/2020  (465 Rigs) ---   -263 Rigs (-36.1%) in 4 weeks (5) - In 2009 the 4-week running rig count dropped -229 rigs (max -16.4%) on 4 separate occasions. Here are the links to the the charts we discuss in the podcast: If you'd like to get Earl's weekly e-newsletter shoot him an e-mail: etkjr@polydiamondco.com

Digital technology provides high density tortuosity logging to address drilling, production challenges

Monday, April 20, 2020 4:45 PM

This month we talk with Rob Shoup (Operations Technical Manager) and Kris Earl (Wireline Logging Product Line Manager) from Gyrodata. We do a deep dive into their article in the March 2020 issue of World Oil on pp. 23. We talk about how HD well logging can save your company big money in the long run. Why doesn't every operator demand this type of accurate map of their well bore!? Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Engineered nanoparticles mitigate frac hits

Friday, March 13, 2020 9:27 PM

In this episode we talk with Yusra Khan Ahmad, the Senior Petroleum Engineer at Nissan Chemical Americal, about her article on page 25 in the January issue of World Oil.We learn about using nanoparticles to mitigate frac hits and INCREASE production. Crazy but true. As I mentioned in the podcast we also recently did a webcast on Mitigating Frac Hits. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Advanced Simulation to improve Well Barrier Integrity

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:08 PM

In this episode we talk with Alistair Gill, the General Manager of Engineering Services at Wild Well Control, about his article on page 25 in the December issue of World Oil.We learn how advanced barrier material simulation is decreasing the barrier failure and well control incidents in the field. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Automation results in significant completion efficiency gains in Delaware

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:47 PM

In this episode we talk with Tim Marvel, the Vice President of Business Development and Technology at SEF Energy (https://sef-energy.com) and Austin Johnson, Director of the  Freedom Series at Downing (https://downingusa.com/) about their article on page 61 in the November issue of World Oil (https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2019/november-2019/features/automation-results-in-significant-completion-efficiency-gains-in-delaware). We learn about new wellhead technology that is saving operators 100s of thousands of dollars per well. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Innovation is the key to drilling longer laterals

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:16 PM

In this episode we talk with John Evans, the product line manager for RSS and MWD at Gyrodata about his article on page 25 of the October 2019 issue of World Oil magazine. We learn about the technology that enables very accurately placed and very long lateral wells. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

BP deploys drilling automation on Alaska's North Slope - Part 2

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:27 PM

This is the second half of our conversation with Carlos Schiavenato - BP, Daniel Blydenburgh - Parker Drilling, Steve Pink and Andrew Coit - NOV about thier article on page 47 of the June 2019 issue of World Oil magazine. In this episode we get into the nuts and bolts of the results from using a fully automated drilling rig. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

BP deploys drilling automation on Alaska's North Slope - Part 1

Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:56 PM

In this episode we talk with Carlos Schiavenato - BP, Daniel Blydenburgh - Parker Drilling, Steve Pink and Andrew Coit - NOV about thier article on page 47 of the June 2019 issue of World Oil magazine. Our industry talks a lot about automation but rarely do we get to see it fully employed AND get to see the actual results. This article does just that! Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Friction Reducing Flotation Collar / optimal placement increases efficiency in running casing in long laterals

Thursday, September 12, 2019 9:05 PM

In this episode we talk with Reza Rastagar and William Tait about thier article on page 63 of the July issue of World Oil magazine. Learn more about this simple but amazingly useful technology that makes running casing in long laterals much easier. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Fueling Fracturing with natural gas: Redefining wellsite power for oilfield services

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:39 PM

This is a deep and interesting conversation about the future of hydraulic fracturing with Carrie Murtland from Evolution Well Services. We discuss her article on page 51 of the May issue of World Oil magazine. This is everything you need to know about e-frac. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Riser Project Management - far beyond just rolling steel

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 7:37 PM

We talk with J. Bockmiller and M. Tricarico from Vallourec. Their article " Riser Project Management - far beyond just rolling steel" on page 49 in the April 2019 issue of World Oil takes a deep dive into what it takes to pull off a one of a kind riser project from start to finish.   Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com   Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry.   Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Optimizing STACK diversion strategy using pressure-based fracture maps

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:45 PM

We talk with Erica Coenan and Jeff Kopp from Reveal Energy Services. Their article " Optimizing STACK diversion strategy using pressure-based fracture maps" on page 61 in the March 2019 issue of World Oil goes into detail about how Chaparral found the right number of diverter pods for their STACK operations. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com (mailto:deepdive@worldoil.com) Visit WorldOil.com (http://www.worldoil.com/) for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Live from OTC 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:45 PM

We have a special treat this month. The April issue of World Oil features an article on page 35 called "OTC Spotlight on New Technology Award Winners: Innovation continues as offshore recovers. At OTC we had a chance to sit down with some of the companies producing these award winning technologies.   Here's a list of the companies with links to more information on their award winning technology:   AF Global - Durastim   Siemens - BlueVault   Dril-quip TIW - XPak Expandable Liner Hanger System   NOV - Subsea Automated Pig Launcher   AF Global - ACD   HYTORC - Lithium Series II Electric Torque Tool   Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com     Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry.     Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Closing the loop on water treatment

Friday, April 12, 2019 6:11 PM

Today we have a great discussion with Clay Maugans of Select Energy Services about his article on page 37 in the January 2019 issue of World Oil. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com (mailto:deepdive@worldoil.com) Visit WorldOil.com (http://www.worldoil.com/) for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

OMS: Proof of concept to commercialization

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:54 PM

We speak with Caleb Smathers and Greg Hallahan from ProSep. We discuss his article on page 73 in the November 2018 issue of World Oil magazine. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com (mailto:deepdive@worldoil.com) Visit WorldOil.com (http://www.worldoil.com) for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Can "too close" be ill-advised in fracture spacing?

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 9:51 PM

We speak with Lyle Lehman, Founder of Frac Diagnostics. We discuss his article on page 47 in the November 2018 issue of World Oil magazine. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com (mailto:deepdive@worldoil.com) Visit WorldOil.com (http://www.worldoil.com) for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Chemical management goes digital

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1:01 AM

We speak with Paul Gould, Head of Digital Strategy for Clariant. We discuss his article on page 73 in the October 2018 issue of World Oil magazine. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com (mailto:deepdive@worldoil.com) Visit WorldOil.com (http://www.worldoil.com) for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Test program yields shale-optimized casing connections

Monday, November 5, 2018 11:51 PM

We speak with Heather Byers, Technical Sales Manager for Vallourec. We discuss her article on page 29 in the September 2018 issue of World Oil magazine. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com (mailto:deepdive@worldoil.com) Visit WorldOil.com (http://www.worldoil.com) for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.