Featured this monthThe Keywords for Blowout Preventers Are “Trust but Verify”The Macondo accident has spawned new expectations for blowout preventers as well as design changes.
Production Method for Methane Hydrate Sees Scientific Success A production method that could unlock large reserves of methane hydrate in sand-dominated reservoirs was tested successfully from a scientific and operational standpoint in a recent research experiment on the Alaskan North Slope.
Annual Conference Focuses on Unconventional Wisdom A preview of the 2012 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.
Guest Editorial As the growing global demand for energy forces operators to build wellbores of increasing technical complexity and cost, writes Brent Emerson, vice president of well construction products for Weatherford International, the need for collaboration will become more critical.
Young Technology Showcase New drilling technology allows fluid and cuttings from the bottom of the well to return to the surface through the inside of the drillstring.
SPE Distinguished Lecturer Program 2012–13 Featuring 28 speakers from various disciplines and professions, the 2012–13 Distinguished Lecturer Program emphasizes current industry trends, challenges, and technology through diverse topics.