http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Executive viewpoint https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/columns/executive-viewpoint Solution development for a sustainable future Shared values and integrated technologies optimize well abandonment operations https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/special-focus/shared-values-and-integrated-technologies-optimize-well-abandonment-operations A synergistic approach to finishing responsibly goes beyond traditional barrier placement for PandA and helps the operator to achieve the best possible environmental and financial results. Oil and gas in the capitals https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/columns/oil-and-gas-in-the-capitals What way out of the crisis for Russia? What's new in production https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/columns/whats-new-in-production More “small thinking” with big paydays Saving billions with bots https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/columns/saving-billions-with-bots The combination of artificial intelligence, machine learning and the industrial internet of things is enabling remote operations and automation capabilities, leading to greater adoption and proliferation of intelligent oilfield operations. First oil https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/columns/first-oil Signs of life emerge from the Eagle Ford Industry at a glance https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/resources/industry-at-a-glance Novel flexible pipe overcomes challenges in pre-salt subsea developments https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/special-focus/novel-flexible-pipe-overcomes-challenges-in-pre-salt-subsea-developments An innovative technological solution has overcome flexible pipe corrosion cracking in high CO2 content fields, including Brazil’s pre-salt offshore developments. The new pipe system is verified to extend service life by at least 50%, compared to standard flexibles. An Internet of intelligent things for more sustainable operations https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/features/an-internet-of-intelligent-things-for-more-sustainable-operations Edge computing, AI and machine learning, and IIoT technology serve as key enablers to deliver safer and more environmentally sustainable operations by reducing human and carbon footprints, while increasing operational efficiency and productivity. Assessing industry performance in America’s great Lower Tertiary play https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/special-focus/assessing-industry-performance-in-america-s-great-lower-tertiary-play This first of two articles following up Frontier Deepwater’s February 2020 World Oil article clarifies how and why industry’s efforts to develop the massive Wilcox Lower Tertiary trend in the ultra-deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico with subsea hub-spoke systems and strategies have failed commercially. Driving toward safer, environmentally conscious offshore operations: Moving chemical storage to the seabed https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/special-focus/driving-toward-safer-environmentally-conscious-offshore-operations-moving-chemical-storage-to-the-seabed Subsea systems offer flexible offshore storage of oil and condensate. NOV has developed the technology further into a safe, eco-friendly option for the subsea storage and injection of chemicals. Keeping offshore environments safe: The power of remote medical teams https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/features/keeping-offshore-environments-safe-the-power-of-remote-medical-teams As a global medical and occupational healthcare provider, Remote Medical International (RMI) has been battling Covid-19 offshore for the past year. Through its work mobilizing “Covid Copters,” as well as providing specialist medical support to some of the world’s most remote locations, RMI provides unique insight into activities since the pandemic first hit. Regional Report: Gulf of Mexico https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/features/regional-report-gulf-of-mexico Trifecta hammers U.S. operations ShaleTech: Permian Basin Shales https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/features/shaletech-permian-basin-shales Remaining Operators Brush Aside Higher Prices FiGS<sup>®</sup> changing the course of the industry once again https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/special-focus/figssup-sup-changing-the-course-of-the-industry-once-again Innovative technology and new ways of working are changing the way firms think about cathodic protection surveys and optimisation, increasing both the efficiency and efficacy, while reducing the carbon footprint. Improving the bottom line in the Permian https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/features/improving-the-bottom-line-in-the-permian One way to reduce frac fleet costs in the Permian is to decrease the rate of seat replacements by utilizing new carbide technology. Shallow oil appraisal with mineral coring rig https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/features/shallow-oil-appraisal-with-mineral-coring-rig Mineral industry technology provides an approach for shallow oil exploration. Unique snubbing unit cleans out long section of decommissioned pipeline in one trip https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/special-focus/unique-snubbing-unit-cleans-out-long-section-of-decommissioned-pipeline-in-one-trip Using an innovative snubbing/hydraulic workover unit, in conjunction with a semisubmersible well intervention vessel, enabled an operator to clean out 5½ miles of decommissioned deepwater GOM pipeline in an environmentally safe and cost-effective manner. For ESG investors, ‘Clean Fracs’ could mitigate environmental impacts https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/features/for-esg-investors-clean-fracs-could-mitigate-environmental-impacts As regulatory requirements and ESG reporting and transparency increase to address gas flaring, “clean fracs” could be one solution for upstream oil and gas companies towards an energy transition. How COVID-19 accelerated the cloud adoption future in oil and gas https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/features/how-covid-19-accelerated-the-cloud-adoption-future-in-oil-gas The need to digitally transform — by taking actions such as streamlining and automating business processes, managing data across the organization and overseeing remote workers — is only greater in the face of COVID-19 developments. Cut to the chase: Reducing offshore wellhead removal costs https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/special-focus/cut-to-the-chase-reducing-offshore-wellhead-removal-costs A vessel-deployed mechanical cutting device reduces the cost of offshore wellhead removal. Machine learning for predicting stochastic fluid and mineral volumes in complex unconventional reservoirs https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/features/machine-learning-for-predicting-stochastic-fluid-and-mineral-volumes-in-complex-unconventional-reservoirs A machine learning workflow can quickly, and accurately, predict mineralogy, porosity and saturation in multiple wells to better understand productive layers in unconventional oil reservoirs. U.S. operators working down DUC backlog https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/features/us-operators-working-down-duc-backlog Despite a modest reduction in the DUC inventory, there are still 7,086 wells waiting on completion. With the industry in disarray, it has become increasingly likely that many of these horizontal boreholes may never be completed.