Featured this monthProppant InnovationCompanies are trying new ways to produce more oil out of tight formations by altering their completions, and proppant makers are responding with an array of new options.
Guest Editorial – Big Data is a Big Deal The E&P industry must work with "big data" to meet future demand from a growing global population.
Announcement of SPE Board Nominees: 2015 SPE President and Slate of Directors Nominees for the 2015 SPE president and Board of Directors.
Legacy Powerhouse Industry Event OTC Returns for 44th Edition A preview of the 2013 Offshore Technology Conference.
Management The industry’s growth potential today primarily involves unconventional formations, Arctic reserves, and improved recovery from mature fields. The development of these resources requires innovative, cost-effective technologies.
Middle East/North Africa Region Focuses on Tight Gas Results from recent gas exploration and appraisal activities in the Middle East and North Africa indicate that the region holds substantial resources of unconventional gas, especially tight gas.
OTC Spotlight on New Technology Awards Laud Industry Innovators The Offshore Technology Conference announced the winners of its 2013 Spotlight on New Technology Awards.
Turning a Scientific Tool Into an Engineering Machine A collaboration between an industry-backed lab and a maker of high-powered scanning electron microscopes aims to change how rocks are tested by building upon the existing shale knowledge base.
Young Technology A new rotary steerable system can deliver, in a single run, well profiles previously possible only with motors.
Offshore Drilling and Completion
Helio Santos, SPE, President, Safekick LimitedWe all know that things have changed significantly for offshore drilling and completion in the last 3 years. Regulations have been reviewed, and operational procedures and requirements have changed. Requirements for the well design to be reviewed by independent parties and new equipment testing procedures and certification were just a few additions that regulators brought to the scene.