Saudi Aramco Boosts Its R&D Efforts
Saudi Aramco has launched an ambitious research and development program to increase the oil recovery factor of major producing reservoirs from 50% to 70%.
Adjusting to an Environment of Lower Oil Prices
The consensus among oil industry leaders and analysts is that oil prices are going to remain low.
Dual-Drillpipe Method Shows Success in PMCD Wells With Cuttings Return
The technology has features for pressurized mud cap drilling (PMCD), managed pressure drilling (MPD), and extended reach drilling (ERD).
Low Oil Prices Increase Value of Big Data
Shale operators are searching for insights to get the most value from hydraulic fracturing at a time of low oil prices.
Automation and the Future of Energy
The aviation industry has long been a champion of automation, and oil and gas professionals can benefit from the technology's implementation.
GE Boosts Research and Technology Innovation Programs in Saudi Arabia
The USD 100 million investment in programs adds to GE’s USD 1 billion commitment over the past 3 years in Saudi Arabia.
Completion Methods Change With Market
Operators are rethinking how they fracture wells now that oil is selling for half of what it did 6 months ago.
OTC Unveils Winners of Spotlight on New Technology Awards
The annual awards program recognizes innovative technologies and allows for companies to show the latest advances in offshore exploration and production.
Editorial: Balancing Acts
Getting through this latest downturn will require a balancing act between short-term measures to reduce costs while maintaining a long-term perspective on growth.
Changing the Equation for Shale Oil Wells
As shale operators look for ways to survive amid the current downturn in oil prices, accelerating the refracturing of older horizontal wells is turning into one of the most attractive options.