Featured this monthThe Tantalizing Promise of Oil ShaleAs much as 6 trillion bbl of in-place resources of oil shale are estimated to exist worldwide. With world proved reserves of crude oil estimated at 1.3 trillion bbl, why does oil shale remain a scarcely touched resource?
Guest Editorial Baker Hughes’ new CEO Martin Craighead writes about how the oilfield service industry of the future must be built on the bedrock of effective risk management.
Reducing the Hidden Costs of Subsea Well Completions Subsea completions tied back to platforms have allowed marginal fields to be put into production, but maintaining that production long enough to reach the industry average for recoveries is an unsolved problem. A small group of companies are working to change that.
Unconventionals, Future Challenges Highlight Annual Conference Coverage of the 2011 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Denver, which featured presentations on shale and other unconventional reservoirs, long-term global energy strategy, environmental considerations, remote operations, and other important regional and discipline-focused topics.
Management Real-time data is not about well control, it is about well control avoidance. Recent catastrophic blowouts have underscored the value of real-time data and have also underscored the value of having the right kind of experience to understand well data interpretation in real time.