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Unlocking the Future of Carbon Capture: Integrated CO2 Transportation and Injection

Tune in to this captivating episode of World Oil Deep Dive, featuring a clip from a recent World Oil webcast. Join industry leaders Charlie Weakly from TechnipFMC's New Energy Division and Glenn Wilson from Halliburton's Pinnacle service as they delve into integrated carbon dioxide transportation and injection solutions. Discover the challenges, technologies, and economic considerations shaping the carbon capture and storage industry, and learn how system integration can unlock client value.For access to the entire webcast, please visit ( upcoming and recorded webinars can be found at (

Fueling the Future: The State of U.S. Oil Production

In this week's episode of World Oil Deep Dive, we delve into the August issue of World Oil magazine's First Oil column by Kurt Abraham. While many may take for granted the role of oil production in our daily lives, this episode uncovers the crucial facts about the U.S. oil industry and its impact on the economy. Drawing on a recent report by USA Facts, a nonpartisan organization, we learn that domestic energy production in the U.S. has reached unprecedented levels, with crude oil production more than doubling between 2011 and 2022.Discover which states are leading the charge in oil production and how hydraulic fracturing has revolutionized the industry. From consumption statistics to exciting discoveries both onshore and offshore, this episode provides a comprehensive overview of the U.S. oil landscape. Join us as we explore the vital role of oil production and its implications for the future.For more information, visit (

Foam Cementing: Mitigating risk with millions of microscopic bubbles

In this episode we explore the evolution of foam cementing in the oil and gas industry with Shailesh Dighe, Product Line Director of Cementing Services at Baker Hughes. Discover insights into the technology's resurgence, its role in zonal isolation and sustainability, and Baker Hughes' innovative approaches for safer and more efficient operations.For more information, please visit (

Energizing Change: Parker Wellbore's Strategic Journey into New Energy Frontiers

Parker Wellbore, a prominent drilling contractor renowned for its expertise in traditional oil & gas energy sectors, is strategically diversifying its portfolio and evolving. Adapting their specialized drilling expertise to meet the unique requirements of an energy transition showcases Parker Wellbore's forward-thinking and commitment to expanding their business portfolio in alignment with the growing demand for green energy solutions. While a greener future for the industry is promising, the energy transition has presented a unique set of challenges and has demanded innovative problem-solving efforts.

Energy Policy Challenges and Future Forecasts

In this week's episode, we delve into the insights from Kurt Abraham's First Oil column featured in the July issue of World Oil Magazine. The episode sheds light on the critical energy policy issues facing the UK, the impending offshore wind tower shortage in Europe, the vital role of natural gas in the US agricultural sector, and the surprising revival of Stinger missile production impacting global geopolitics. Tune in to gain insights into these pressing energy-related matters and their far-reaching consequences. (

Hot Drives, Electric Worries, and Energy Realities: Navigating the Road Ahead

Join Kurt Abraham as he takes a drive from Houston to College Station, Texas, amidst a scorching heatwave. News updates from ERCOT's voluntary electricity reduction request spark reflections on grid resilience. Examining the potential challenges of transitioning to EVs, we delve into the clash between climate goals and energy demands.

Water Conformance: Improving your hydrocarbon production, while reducing produced water-related costs and emissions

In this episode, Akshaya Singh, Global Product Line Director, Production Enhancement with Baker Hughes, discusses its new approach to solving water challenges by improving oil-to-water ratios during any stage of your well’s lifecycle. We discuss how operators can tackle increasing water production challenges through new state-of-the-art relative permeability modifiers to improve well economics, increase hydrocarbon production, and reduce carbon emissions.

ProFrac's Innovation Journey: Matt Wilks on Revolutionizing the Energy Sector

In this captivating interview, we sit down with Matt Wilks, Executive Chairman at ProFrac Services. Matt shares remarkable insights into ProFrac's journey of innovation and its transformative impact on the energy sector. Through vertical integration and cutting-edge technologies, ProFrac has been solving long-standing industry challenges, such as intermittent turbine performance and grid reliability. Matt delves into the exciting potential of wet sand usage in fracking and how ProFrac ensures top-notch equipment quality and customer satisfaction. Join us as we explore ProFrac's vision for a sustainable and future-ready energy landscape.

Oil States: From Innovative Valve Technology to Floating Wind Solutions

Join the insightful discussion in this podcast episode as World Oil's technical editor, Craig Fleming, and host Jim Watkins interview experts from multiple teams at Oil States International about their cutting-edge valve technology and their foray into the floating wind market. They delve into the value and benefits of Oil States' valve technology, including significant grease reduction and prevention of post-job damage tickets. The conversation then transitions to their latest innovation, the Floating Wind Platform Design (FTLP), aimed at mid-water depths. Discover how Oil States has applied their expertise in tension leg platform (TLP) technology to create a stable and cost-effective solution for the growing floating wind market. The episode also touches on their deep-sea minerals systems and their successful deployment of a sub-sea vacuum cleaner system for harvesting poly-metallic nodules. Don't miss this fascinating exploration of Oil States' diverse portfolio and their contributions to multiple energy sectors.

Revolutionizing FPSO Asset Performance: Unleashing the Power of Unified APM

Join Ben and Pal as they dive into the groundbreaking collaboration between SLB, Rockwell Automation, Sensia, and Cognite, revolutionizing asset performance management (APM) for FPSOs.In this episode, discover how FPSO owners and operators are demanding game-changing solutions to streamline the production process and ensure maximum uptime. The coalition's innovative unified APM not only guarantees uptime but also empowers system optimization through cutting-edge asset and process digital twins.We discuss the strategic implementation of remote and autonomous operations and inspection, providing real-time data to fuel the APM's continuous improvement. Ben and Pal describe the incredible results for FPSOs, including unwavering equipment uptime, optimized system performance, identification of untapped potential, and the ability to maintain their license to operate while achieving exceptional performance with minimal environmental impact. Tune in now for a fascinating exploration of the future of asset performance management in the FPSO industry.

Transforming FPSO Performance: Collaboration, Digital Innovation, and Sustainability

In the first episode of our mini-series on FPSOs, we talk with SLB's Matt Mohajer and Rockwell Automation's Greg Trostel discuss the collaboration between SLB, Rockwell, Sensia, and Cognite to transform FPSO asset design, construction, and operation using digital technologies. The collaboration aims to enhance operational visibility, reliability, and predictability while reducing failures and downtime. The episode explores the market opportunity for digital FPSO evolution, the industry's shift towards openness and collaboration, and strategies for sustainable FPSO development. It also addresses FPSO operators' challenges and how the coalition plans to tackle them.

Innovating Sustainable Solutions for Well Construction

In this episode, we have a conversation with Saurabh Kapoor, the Product Champion for EcoShield at SLB. EcoShield is an innovative cementing solution designed to enhance the durability of oil and gas wells while minimizing carbon emissions. Saurabh shares insights into the development of EcoShield, including the rigorous lab and field testing it underwent, and explores its potential for various applications. Join us as we delve into the remarkable features and advantages of EcoShield, representing SLB's commitment to sustainable practices.

Data Analytics and Engineered Solutions in Hydraulic Fracturing - Live at HFTC

In this episode, recorded live at HFTC 2023, Jim Watkins talks with Cam Hornor and Jesse Street from Universal Pressure Pumping. We discuss the importance of creative problem solving at the wellsite, specifically in pressure pumping. They explain how their team analyzes data from frac and cementing jobs to identify anomalies, troubleshoot issues, and provide insight to customers. Cam and Jesse share specific examples of how they have helped customers improve their operations and achieve better results. We also discuss the importance of building strong relationships with their E&P partners, including by providing additional services and resources beyond what is expected.

A conversation with the President of Universal Pressure Pumping at HFTC

In this episode of World Oil's Deep Dive podcast, Akshay Sagar, President of Universal Pressure Pumping (UPP), discusses the company's innovative technique of remote simultaneous fracturing, which allows two wells located at a distance from each other to be fracked simultaneously using a single fleet of equipment. Sagar explains how UPP's solution engineering team worked with Matador Resources to optimize the process and bring production forward by 20 days, while reducing HSE risks and saving costs.

Live from the Oilfield Electrification Technology Conference

In this episode, we talk with attendees, speakers, and key players at the Oilfield Electrification Technology Conference to learn about critical new technologies and trends in oilfield electrification. The technologies and presentations at this conference show a strong trend toward electrifying oilfield operations. 

Live from Women's Global Leadership Conference 2022

In this episode, we take you to the 18th Annual Women's Global Leadership Conference. WGLC focuses on discussing the industry’s key environmental, economic, professional development, and human capital issues. We talk with speakers and attendees to find out what makes this event so important and why WGLC is the largest women's event in the energy industry.

Live from ADIPEC 2022

We take you to the UAE for the world's largest energy conference and exhibition; ADIPEC, hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). If you missed ADIPEC this year, you'll want to listen to this episode as we talk with exhibitors about their latest technology and discuss why ADIPEC has become the most important energy conference in the world. 

Live from the 2022 World Oil Awards

We go behind the scenes at the 2022 World Oil Awards, the annual industry gala to recognize those companies and individuals whose technology drives our industry. We speak with some of the finalists about their technology; we even talk to one of the judges about how the submissions are judged. At the afterparty, we speak with some of the very excited winners. 

Live from the 2022 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE)

We have exciting conversations with SandX, H&P, SLB, Abaco, and Rockwater about their latest technology and thoughts about the newest edition of the ATCE. At ATCE, you hear from international speakers on the strategies needed to maintain business continuity and the guiding principles to remain competitive. In addition, industry influencers will discuss topics such as net-zero transition, post-pandemic business models and strategies, accelerating the uptake of new technology applications, funding future projects, energy mix collaboration, and more.

Live from the Carbon Intel Forum 2022

We drop in on the first-ever Carbon Intel Forum (CIF) to talk with speakers and exhibitors from global CCUS players, focusing on applied and emerging CCUS and carbon reduction technologies required to achieve net zero. Find out what Chevron New Energies, Siemens, SLB, and others are doing in the carbon capture space.

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