November 2016 | Volume 68, Number 11
Incentivizing Energy and Climate Innovation
In a quiet industrial park in suburban Toronto, there is a machine that eats carbon dioxide (CO2) and spits out fuel. A world away, at a world-class research institute in Bangalore, India, engineers have developed a completely different technology to convert CO2 into industrial chemicals.
Standardization May Hold Key to Future of Major Offshore Projects
Reducing the complexity and controlling the cost of major offshore projects are together one of the biggest challenges facing the oil and gas industry.
In Search of Cheap, Fast Ways To Detect Water Troubles
Treating produced water to control bacteria is like weeding a garden. It addresses the problem that is not going away.
New Field Testing Device for Water Competes With Laboratory Methods
Analyzing the properties of produced water is a difficult process because of the extreme levels of suspended and dissolved particulates contained in it, and a chemistry profile that is in constant flux.
TOC Analysis Gains Acceptance as a Standard for Organics Testing
The presence of excessive levels of organic components in produced water can lead to costly problems for operators ranging from clogged membranes in treatment facilities to environmental issues and compliance with government permits.
SPE Annual Conference Confronts the Future
SPE held its first Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in the Middle East in September, as 7,500 industry professionals from 94 countries met to discuss topics under the theme of “E&P 2.0: Transforming and Shaping the Future.”
ATCE: 2017 SPE President Promises To Lead and Engage Members
A 40-year member, Janeen Judah assumed the organization’s top position on the final day of the conference in Dubai.
28 Oct 2016
The Weatherford removable collar screen-handling system uses a minimum length of blank tubular to ha ...
13 Oct 2016
Corrosion Inhibitor System’s (CIS) Silver Hawg anticorrosion tool alters the chemical-reaction equ ...
High-Temperature Sealing Material
09 Oct 2016
Rubberatkins’ Thermanite sealing material was developed for high-temperature applications and has pr ...
Fit-For-Purpose Sand Screens Address Cost-Benefit Balance
Operators continue to look to prolific high-permeability, clastic reservoirs in basins around the world. The use of high-deviation and horizontal well trajectories in these fields improves productivity but increases the challenges of sand control.
In Memoriam - Michael Lyle Payne
30 October 2016
Michael Lyle Payne, SPE, died 9 September 2016. He was 56. Payne had more than 30 years of experienc.......Read More
In Memoriam - Keith Hal Coats
25 October 2016
Keith Hal Coats, SPE, died 13 September 2016. He was 81. He was an accomplished teacher and pioneer .......Read More
19 October 2016
Member Deaths This section lists with regret SPE members who recently passed away. If you would lik.......Read More
15 October 2016
Robin Fielder, SPE, was appointed vice president, investor relations, at Anadarko, with John Colglaz.......Read More
After Years of Development, Nanoparticle Drilling Fluid Ready
For nanotechnology-based drilling fluids, acceptance means proving they can outperform other drilling fluids. Initial results have been encouraging enough to move toward commercialization.
Anticipation, Uncertainty High for Upcoming Mexico Auctions
The opening of Mexico’s oil and gas sector was a landmark moment in the industry, but despite the potential upside, the uncertainty and risk surrounding unfamiliar offshore territory in a volatile price market kept many potential investors at bay.
Energy Research Funding: The Next Generation
New leadership aims to make positive, lasting changes at RPSEA.
Badrul Mohamed Jan
Researcher and Lecturer, University of Malaya
Sally A. Thomas
Retired, Principal Engineer in Production Technology, ConocoPhillips
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2017 SPE President
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