May 2017 | Volume 69, Number 5
Are You Ready for the Oilfield Recovery?
Companies need effective talent acquisition and retention programs to succeed in the pending economic recovery.
Sustainability: A Business Imperative, Not a Moral Sacrifice
In recent years, sustainability has emerged as perhaps the most critical imperative of this century.
Russia’s Push for Oil and Gas Growth Stunted by Oversupplied Markets
Russia’s need to continue expanding the oil and gas business is pushing it to look east for more production and markets. But everywhere it turns there is stiff competition in a world awash in oil and gas.
Schlumberger: New Automated Hydraulic Fracturing Tech Trims Time and Workforce Requirements
A new spread of stimulation equipment from the world’s largest service company demonstrates the latest significant step to creating a more automated oilfield.
01 May 2017
Operating in virtually any drilling or completions environment, XACT’s acoustic-technology platform ...
Ultrahigh-Temperature Logging-While-Drilling Service
26 Apr 2017
The industry standards for high-pressure, high-temperature (HP/HT) drilling have dramatically incre ...
Conductor Anchor Node Optimizes Efficiency of Riserless Deepwater Exploration Drilling
The conductor anchor node (CAN) technology was introduced as part of the architecture for Centrica’s Ivory deepwater exploration well in the Norwegian Sea to optimize efficient operations for the well’s riserless section.
01 May 2017
This section lists with regret SPE members who recently passed away. If you would like to report the.......Read More
25 April 2017
Claudio Descalzi, SPE, was nominated as chief executive officer (CEO) at Eni for a second 3-year ter.......Read More
In Memoriam - Noel Rietman
19 April 2017
Noel D. Rietman, SPE, died 4 March. He was 83. Rietman was the SPE President in 1987 and the preside.......Read More
19 April 2017
Phaneendra Kondapi, SPE, was appointed founding director of engineering programs and professor of su.......Read More
Workforce Education Key To Understanding Drilling Data
An industry expert said that workforce education will be critical to helping companies adapt to a changing data landscape and optimize their operations.
Nanotechnology Could See Big Future in Water Cleanup
Nanoparticle catalysts could play a major role in cleaning contaminated water for upstream oil and gas and other industries, says Michael Wong, chair of Rice University’s chemical and biomolecular engineering department.
Digital Image Correlation: A New Way To Look at Hydraulic Fracturing
Technology that allows researchers to see stress forming inside rock samples may help unravel some of the mysteries associated with fracture behavior.
Well Integrity Section Head, Karachaganak Petroleum Operating
Principal Production Engineer, Shell
Intelligent Fields Technology
The most-competitive emerging systems blend artificial intelligence to bring better efficiency to the human work that results in good business decisions. As a result, we waste less time and fewer resources finding and manipulating data and focus more on complex engineering judgment.
Bernt S. Aadnøy
Professor of Petroleum Engineering, University of Stavanger
Principal Instructor, Schlumberger
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2017 SPE President
21 April 2017
20 April 2017
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