Leveraging Subsurface Insight in Refracturing
A challenging commodity price environment has forced operators to seek methods for lowering recovery cost in unconventional plays.
Innovative Developments in the Caspian
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan are in the midst of intensive efforts to underpin their economies by increased exploitation of massive reserves.
Royal Dutch Shell’s Journey to Strategic Competence Management
Shell undertook a program to address some of the challenges of competence management, along with internal improvement opportunities.
Offshore Seismic Feeling Pressure to Change
Innovators are working on sound sources to produce better subsurface images while addressing environmental impact.
A Young Professional’s Guide to Saudi Arabia
Lucky No. 7: a glimpse into the origins of the petroleum era in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco’s plans for the future, and living and working in the kingdom.
Microfluidics and the Future of the Oil and Gas Industry
Microfluidics, which is gaining traction in the industry, can be used for understanding porescale transport.
Understanding Produced Water
The fundamental principles covering produced water are becoming increasingly important in the production of hydrocarbon resources.
The Resurgence of Iran Upstream: Will Rewards Outweigh Risks?
More than 70% of Iran’s crude production comes from fields with 50 years of life or more. Major investment is needed to offset the decline in Iran’s crude production.
Interview: Mark E. Ellis, Chairman, President, and CEO, Linn Energy
Mark Ellis shares the details of his journey from being a petroleum engineer to becoming a CEO and a market leader in mergers and acquisitions.
When Speed Doesn’t Equal Success
The metric for efficiency in unconventional plays has been speed, but the savings may not be worth with the cost of poor quality holes.