Featured this monthDownhole Electronic Components: Achieving Performance ReliabilityReliability of electronic components used in hostile drilling environments depends on myriad factors that mitigate the effects of temperature, vibration, and shock.
Guest Editorial Risk management continues to evolve to reflect changing challenges in the industry. Weatherford shares how adopting a behavior-based safety culture helped minimize risk and stop unsafe practices.
Talent and Technology – New Challenges Demand New Energy Leadership Skills New challenges are cause for a heightened demand for more leadership skills. Three cutting-edge approaches to leadership development are presented alongside five methods to maximize their value.
Saudi Aramco Expands Reach Through New Technology Centers Saudi Aramco’s new R&D centers in the US will help bridge international scientific expertise and technology.
2013–2014 SPE Distinguished Lecturer Program Unveiled Twenty-eight peer-selected lecturers from various disciplines and professions share emerging trends, challenges, and technologies.
Annual Conference Emphasizes Technology and Innovation for the E&P Industry The Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, held 30 September–2 October, highlights emerging technologies, innovation, and updates from leading-edge companies and organizations.
Shell Deploys Next-Generation TLP for Extended Field Development in GOM The new Olympus tension leg platform (TLP) is the largest in the US Gulf of Mexico, with more than twice the displacement of the neighboring Mars TLP. It marks a leap forward in safety, improved operation time, and increased production capacity.
Finding Pathways to Produce Heavy Oil From Canadian Carbonates The Grosmont pilot project uses heating expertise, carbonate knowledge, and computer modeling to tackle the challenge of producing bitumen from carbonate deposits.
Gas-to-Liquids Comes of Age in a World Full of Gas The discrepancy between crude and natural gas prices and estimates of increasing natural gas reserves are driving companies to study small-scale gas-to-liquids plants that can tie in multiple sources or stranded gas for a greater profit.