http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Activist investor to stake $1B on changing shale operations https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/26/activist-investor-to-stake-1b-on-changing-shale-operations The energy-focused private equity firm Kimmeridge Energy Management is looking for a U.S. shale producer to target for an overhaul, saying the sector has become “uninvestable.” Drilling advances https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2020/february-2020/columns/drilling-advances The silly season Gyro-while-drilling technology improves drilling efficiency and well placement https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2020/february-2020/features/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. Neodrill targets drift-off, reducing idle offshore rig time by several days https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/20/neodrill-targets-drift-off-reducing-idle-offshore-rig-time-by-several-days Neodrill has launched its new Wellhead Saver System, to directly address the industry challenge of drift-off during offshore drilling. Siemens wins modernization contract for Middle East jackup https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/19/siemens-wins-modernization-contract-for-middle-east-jackup Siemens was awarded a contract by Arabian Drilling Company to modernize a complete and integrated drilling-drives lineup, including auxiliaries and controls, that will be installed on an offshore jackup drilling rig for a customer in the Middle East. Special Focus: 2020 Forecast - International Drilling and Production https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2020/february-2020/special-focus/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. Adjustable smart-bit increases durability and ROP during drilling operations https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2020/february-2020/features/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. Halliburton rolls out real-time frac performance monitoring system https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/17/halliburton-rolls-out-real-time-frac-performance-monitoring-system The SPIDRlive retriever combines quartz-based hardware and proprietary modeling software to capture high-resolution, high-accuracy and high-frequency data from the wellhead without running downhole equipment. Noble Energy targets U.S. onshore growth in 2020 capital budget https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/12/noble-energy-targets-us-onshore-growth-in-2020-capital-budget Noble Energy says it will take advantage of offshore cash flow to focus on drilling in the DJ and Delaware basins in the U.S. Special Focus: 2020 Forecast - U.S. Drilling https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2020/february-2020/special-focus/special-focus-2020-forecast-us-drilling U.S. on a downward trajectory as shale industry matures