More Exact Measures Raise Tough Questions
Deepwater drillers are working to convince US regulators that managed pressure drilling is a safer option. How should a driller respond to kicks?
Interview: Stuart Clayton, Shell
The vice president of hydrocarbon recovery technologies for Shell discusses EOR and the relative balance between capital and operating expenditures.
Acoustic Wireless Telemetry Reduces Uncertainty in Deepwater Drillstem Tests
Advances have led to a reliable alternative approach to operating downhole test tools.
Sustaining Operations With Low-Price Oil
Integrated operations allow businesses to optimize resources through collaboration, improved workflows, and remote monitoring.
Commodity Price Cycles: Explained by an Expert
In the US, natural gas and oil prices are mostly independently determined in their own markets, even though there are complex and indirect linkages to many other factors.
Deepwater Well Control
To improve deepwater well control, two US certification bodies have revamped their programs for offshore drillers. Experts say the changes are long overdue.
Drilling Data Provide Solution to Horizontal Well Log Costs
Advancements in drilling and completions methods that have driven the growth of shale plays reflect two different underlying trends in regard to costs.
Turbulent Commodity Prices and the Turmoil for Young Professionals
For young professionals, understanding the governing principles of oil price and connecting them with facts is key to facing the price turmoil.
New Concepts in Early Kick Detection
New concepts being developed for early kick detection could make drilling easier and safer, but the technology remains unproven or unreliable.
Upping the Ante on Technology and Leadership in a Challenging Market
John Wishart, Lloyd’s Register, and Judith Dwarkin, ITG Investment Research, emphasize skill growth as a strategy to face difficult market conditions.