17 May 2017
Optimizing Cluster or Fracture Spacing: An Overview
More than a decade ago, perforation cluster spacing was designed up to 700 ft in Barnett and Bakken plays. Today, the spacing is as close as 15 ft apart in Eagle Ford and DJ Basin and operators are optimizing fracture spacing for achieving higher initial production rates.
OPEC Extends Production Cuts 9 Months, Impacts Analyzed
OPEC has renewed its effort to prop up global crude prices, but the impact may also drive US production higher.
The Big Payoff for Drilling the Perfect Well
By creating a different sort of partnership for a drilling project with close cooperation and greater efficiency built into every detail, including the contracts, Statoil was able to halve the cost of drilling eight wells at its Johan Sverdrup field.
These Are the Forks in the Road to Drilling Automation
Along its journey to full-automation, the US drilling sector is facing a series of important crossroads that will determine what the so-called “rig of the future” really will be.
Frac Sand Demand Expected To Exceed Peak 2014 Levels
Increasing lateral lengths, stage counts, and proppant intensity levels are contributing to a bullish outlook on frac sand demand.
Data and Digital Hold E&P’s Future, Says New Century CEO
Leveraging data to drive the best technology solutions and inform business strategy is the route to future industry success, says a US independent’s top executive.
Permian Production Boom to Continue, Says Laredo CEO
Industry efficiency gains in the Permian Basin are “very pivotal and we’re not done. We’re still making improvements,” says Laredo Petroleum’s Randy Foutch.
Want To Make Deepwater More Profitable? Shell Says Listen to the Facility Staff
One of the oldest deepwater platforms in the Gulf of Mexico has become a profit-leader for the oil major during this downturn and is now a model for the company’s other floating assets.
Disappearing Downhole Tools Eliminate Need for Intervention
Development of a new polymer composite that degrades via hydrolysis in hot water or brine holds potential for use in structural applications for intervention-less downhole tools.
Analytical Model Developed To Study Fracture Initiation Near Wellbore
An advisor at Schlumberger discusses the company’s work in examining the effect of perforations on hydraulic fracture initiation.
With New Advance, Natural Gas Filtering Technology Moves Closer to Commercial Reality
A new material under development is highly effective at sieving carbon dioxide from natural gas streams and is also cheap and easy to make, according to researchers.
High-Durability Drill Bit
25 May 2017
National Oilwell Varco (NOV) introduced the ION application-specific polycrystalline diamond compact ...
Vibration-Reducing Drill Bit
18 May 2017
Baker Hughes introduced the Dynamus extended-life polycrystalline-diamond-compact (PDC) drill bit, w ...
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 ...
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.
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