WorldOil Special Focus: 2020 Forecast - U.S. Drilling U.S. on a downward trajectory as shale industry matures Special Focus: 2020 Forecast - International Drilling and Production 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 While attention is focused on the national elections, there are ominous policies gestating at the state and local government levels. 2020 Forecast - Canadian EandP Canada re-adjusts to low prices, limited access 2020 Forecast - U.S. oil and gas production U.S. crude output surges, overproduction wallops gas prices 2020 Forecast - U.S. reserves U.S. reserves reach new record-high 2020 Forecast - U.S. rotary rig count Spending discipline slows drilling activity in shale plays 2020 Forecast - EandP spending Global capex to grow moderately, but less than last year Oil and gas in the capitals Oil, government change and a Chinese virus… Drilling advances The silly season Editorial advisors' perspective OFS technology: The driver of energy transition Executive viewpoint In an era of low oil prices, how do we break even? What's new in production Optimizing perforation cluster efficiency What's new in exploration 2020—Had enough yet? First oil A mixed outlook seen for global upstream industry The last barrel Sustainability: Are we moving too fast? Adjustable smart-bit increases durability and ROP during drilling operations 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 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 Capital discipline reining in rigs, production Innovative strategy increases profitability of ultra-deepwater fields 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 Short-term gains; long-term questions Companies in the news Products and services