Featured this monthDoing More With DataThe oil and gas industry is constantly looking for ways to more efficiently use the increasing amount of information it collects. Initiatives include mining data in well logs to make better maps showing underground stresses and doing quality control checks on data as it flows in.
Guest Editorial – Satish Pai The long-term outlook for deepwater E&P is healthy, and improving success rates in deepwater operations will require a focus on three major elements: people, process, and technology.
Middle East Conference Focuses on Energy Future Key Enablers Energy executives assess the Middle East’s energy future, including what role the development of unconventional resources might play.
First IPTC in China Examines Future Upstream Opportunities The development of unconventional resources, China’s increasing importance on the global energy map, and turning E&P challenges into opportunities were among the topics discussed at the International Petroleum Technology Conference in Beijing.
Q&A – Phil Andrews, CEO, Getenergy An interview with the head of Getenergy, an independent, privately held organization that brings together providers of education and training with national and international upstream oil and gas companies, governments, and service providers.
SPE/IADC Drilling Conference Highlights Industry Challenges Technology advances and the improvements needed to meet growing global oil demand in a safe, environmentally sound manner were the center of attention at the 25th SPE/IADC Drilling Conference.
California’s Monterey Formation: Zeroing in on a New Shale Oil Play? Some say the Monterey holds a shale oil play rivaling the Bakken or Eagle Ford. Where did this news originate, what does it mean, and how is the Monterey’s future unfolding?
Talent & Technology The E&P industry will be tasked with accessing hydrocarbons in new, more challenging frontiers. This challenge will require increased skills, capabilities, and technologies across the world, and meeting it starts with a disciplined, methodical, and long-term learning and development plan.
Jacques Braile Saliés, SPE, Drilling Manager, Queiroz Galvão Exploration and ProductionLast year, I wrote my Technology Focus on innovation and commented on all the wonders and innovations of the Cascade and Chinook fields in the Gulf of Mexico. One year later, I had the pleasure of seeing an announcement for the semisubmersible hull destined for the Jack/St. Malo project leaving a South Korean shipyard for another in Texas.