June 2018 | Volume 70, Number 6
Finding Meaning, Application for the Much-Discussed "Digital Twin"
An increasingly buzzy term tossed around at industry events, “digital twin” is leveraging data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to improve efficiencies from design to decommissioning.
Regain Trust by Aligning With Society´s Needs
The company-centric stakeholder model belongs to the time when an oil company had to communicate its good intentions and demonstrate it was also executing them. But the world continues to change. Society nowadays expects business to take on more responsibility than that.
How Do Oil and Gas Investors Pick Entrepreneurs? Vice Versa?
Oil and gas entrepreneurs need more than just a brilliant idea to attract investment, and investors have to offer more than just money.
Evidence That a Burning Oil Well Can Sometimes Be the Best Option
Well fires look all consuming, but proving they burn all the oil without leaving a spill behind required the efforts of Boots Coots plus a rocket scientist and a lot of high powered computer equipment.
HSE Conference Marks a Tipping Point for the Industry
The sense of reaching a tipping point permeated the recent international SPE HSE conference in Abu Dhabi. Each of the disciplines went much further than before, be it safety embracing brain science, health going beyond the fence, or social responsibility showcasing best practices in labor rights.
2018–2019 Distinguished Lecturers, Topics, Company Affiliations, and Discipline
With speakers from various disciplines and professions, the 2018–2019 SPE Distinguished Lecturer season focuses on industry trends, challenges, and technology applications.
Retrievable Tubing Anchor
01 Jun 2018
D&L Oil Tools introduced Trilobite Anchors, a line of hydraulically and mechanically set retriev ...
Plunger-Lift Bottomhole Assembly
01 Jun 2018
Plunger lift of horizontal and unconventional wells is typically impaired by the attempted applicati ...
30 April 2018
Marcin Nazaruk, SPE, was presented the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers’ (IOGP) .......Read More
30 April 2018
Alistair Blair, SPE, was appointed senior drilling engineer at Merlin ERD, an engineering consultanc.......Read More
Total, Google Cloud to Team on AI for Upstream
Total is expanding its development and use of artificial intelligence to bolster its exploration work, collaborating with Google Cloud—which is stepping up its presence in the oil and gas industry.
Pioneer Unveils Strategy To Boost Permian Production, Control Costs
As it works to increase production to 1 million BOE/D, Permian mainstay Pioneer is taking a methodical approach to sustaining capital efficiency.
Shale Output Redefining US Production
US oil production is getting lighter and gas production is spreading as unconventional formations feed export growth.
Abu Dhabi Plans International Tender for Oil and Gas Exploration Blocks
Abu Dhabi will conduct its first-ever competitive tender for international partners to explore and develop oil and gas blocks onshore and offshore.
Total Becomes Founding Partner of Smart Energy Fund in China
The $50-million investment ranks as one of Total Energy Ventures’ biggest investments to date. Dedicated to China’s energy sector, it will focus on renewable energies, the energy internet, energy storage, distributed energy, smart energy, and low-carbon businesses.
Petroleum Engineering Consultant, Saudi Aramco
Technology Fellow, Halliburton
Manager, Gas Flood, Shell
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