This 17 article special section pays tribute to petroleum engineers, their technical achievements, and examines the issues that will shape the profession in the near future.
25 March 2019
14 March 2019
20 March 2019
UK Releases 130 Terabytes of Oil and Gas Data
Data from the UK Oil and Gas Authority’s new data repository cover 12,500 offshore wellbores, 5,000 seismic surveys, and 3,000 pipelines.
PTTEP to Buy Murphy Oil’s Malaysian Business for $2.1 Billion
Thailand’s PTTEP is doubling down on Malaysian oil and gas in an effort to broaden its reach in its native Southeast Asia.
Global Oilfield Services Market Won’t Recover Until 2025
The financial effects of the downturn are set to last at least a decade—which puts the industry almost at the halfway point. This is according to a new report that says the FPSO market is the most “unscathed” of all the service segments.
Shell Dominates US Gulf Lease Sale
The major’s dominant showing in US Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 252 propelled another rise in bids and dollars for the biannual regionwide auction.
Shale Pioneer: Hard Ceiling On Production Growth Coming
The complicated parent-child relationship in US shale fields is emerging as a turning point in the US shale revolution. One of the first executives to exploit tight oil says the issue will reverse the sector’s cumulative growth rate by 2025.
Shale CEO on Parent-Child Challenge, Well Declines: We Know
Encana CEO Doug Suttles assures that shale executives are acutely aware of the parent-child well challenge, and he doesn’t think it’s “a big threat” to the sector.
Ten Technologies From the 1980s and 1990s That Made Today’s Oil and Gas Industry
Contrary to popular imagination, which favors John Wayne stereotypes heroically rescuing the oil industry with wrench and hammer, the oilfield is a place of exquisite engineering, the match of anything on Earth, a marvel of innovation at the biggest and smallest scales.
JPT Technology Minute: Select Technical Papers on Flaring and Emissions Challenges
Flaring and emissions challenges have recently made news headlines around the world. The goal of this article is to engage you with this important topic by presenting a selection of recent SPE papers which address these challenges through various approaches.
Is the Cloud Mature Enough for High-Performance Computing?
Data volumes are growing at an exponential rate. How can high-performance computing solutions help operators manage these volumes? Will faster, stronger processors and cloud computing solutions be the answer?
New Tech Accelerator Teams with Big Operators to Solve the Pilot Problem
Funding for startups in the upstream industry does not always guarantee that oil and gas companies will want to test the new technology. A new venture and accelerator model hopes to change this through guaranteed pilots.
Senior Engineering Adviser, Occidental Petroleum
Of the many steps in the journey toward maximizing run life, the first steps should be to identify the system requirements and communicate those to the vendor. This can be challenging, because operators and suppliers often speak different languages. Fortunately, international standards can help.
Global Director, Well-Control Technology, Weatherford
High Pressure/High Temperature
We must concentrate our paper selection on technology and operating methods that make HP/HT drilling operations faster, safer, and more cost-efficient. If above-threshold drilling costs shelve a project, the project will not fly. And without projects, HP/HT know-how and equipment quickly disappears.
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2019 SPE President
In Memoriam: Sam Gibbs
05 March 2019
Sam Gibbs, the inventor of the wave equation method used in the rod pumping diagnostic and predictiv.......Read More
In Memoriam: Dennis Hahn
05 March 2019
Dennis Hahn, SPE, former chair of the SPE Canada Board, the SPE Calgary Section, and director of the.......Read More
In Memoriam: Rui Vasco Sitoe
27 February 2019
Rui Vasco Sitoe, associate professor in the petroleum engineering department at the Universidade Edu.......Read More
21 February 2019
Wafik Beydoun, SPE, was appointed International Association of Oil and Gas Producers’ (IOGP) regiona.......Read More
In Memoriam: J.G. (George) Savins
21 February 2019
J.G. (George) Savins, SPE, an SPE Legion of Honor member and technology inventor in the field of rhe.......Read More
Paul D. McKinney
21 February 2019
Sandridge Energy appointed Paul D. McKinney, SPE, as president and CEO of the company. McKinney succ.......Read More
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