H2O Midstream-Encana Deal Highlights Water Management Role in US Shale
In a recent acquisition, H2O Midstream will own and operate Encana’s produced-water gathering system in Howard County, Texas, and will expand it to also serve third parties.
12 June 2017
20 June 2017
Doing Better By Doing Less: Using Well Logs to Target Productive Rock
The rising cost of fracturing offers a significant incentive for finding ways to avoid unproductive rock. One entrepreneur says he can use standard well logs to target the slice of rock likely produce most, and avoid the rest.
Growing Number of Projects Go Forward, but the Global Backlog is Still Building
The number of delayed projects getting final investment approvals is rising, but the number not clearing that tough bar is rising as well.
What Does It Mean When Your Technology Is an MVP?
For startups in the upstream sector, knowing how to navigate through a technology's Minimum Viable Product stage is critical, but not always straight forward.
Round Two in Mexico: 10 More Offshore Fields Awarded
The upstream sector for Mexico’s offshore oil and gas fields continues to diversify after its most recent tender.
Two Ways To Stretch the Lives of Risers and Mooring Lines
The future of many offshore developments hangs on extending the lives of mooring lines and risers.
It's Hard To Make Money in Deepwater, Even With Billions of Barrels To Produce
Low oil prices have made the goal of this Petrobras project and its four partners to lower the break-even price of operating to USD 35/bbl.
The Price is Finally Right for Indian Gas Megaproject
Reliance Industries and BP are going forward with the expansion of a huge field off the east coast of India that is expected to fill 10% of the country’s energy needs.
With Over 200 Shale Well Installs, This Slug-Smoothing Lift Technology Is Boosted By Schlumberger JV
Slug flow has made the life of an unconventional production engineer a bit complicated, but a new downhole technology may smooth things right out by solving some big artificial lift problems for the shale sector.
Seeking Ways To Produce More Oil by Doing Better Fluid Imaging
Electromagnetic (EM) reservoir imaging is likely to get more attention from operators thanks to a collaboration between Halliburton and a leader in this emerging technology, GroundMetrics.
With New Rig Software, Automated Drilling is Easier To Embrace
A new process system compatible with all types of drilling rigs is opening the door to wider adoption of drilling automation in North America’s shale sector.
Getting More From Fracturing With Diversion
Significant production gains are being made with hydraulicly fractured wells using diversion to stimulate a higher percentage of the perforations.
Artificial-Lift Downhole-Treatment System
21 Jun 2017
Artificial-lift systems (ALSs) have increasingly needed a lubrication solution to improve profitabil ...
01 Jun 2017
Baker Hughes introduced the DEEPFRAC deepwater multistage-fracturing service, which can save operato ...
01 Jun 2017
Horizontal wells are known to have production challenges as a result of inconsistent slug-fluid flow ...
Cased-Hole Evaluation System
01 Jun 2017
The Weatherford Raptor 2.0 cased-hole evaluation system defines the location of oil and gas within i ...
Senior Adviser, Hess Corporation
This year’s papers provide examples of efficiencies that have been brought about in coiled-tubing operations. The papers demonstrate how problem-solving techniques have been applied to improve such aspects as on-site processes, fit-for-purpose equipment, and more-effective treatment placement.
Petroleum Engineering Consultant, Saudi Aramco
Tight formations are candidates for hydraulic fracturing as the default. However, the solubility of carbonate by various chemicals provides opportunities to extend the well drainage radius effectively without the intensive equipment, material, and infrastructure demand of hydraulic fracturing.
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Climate Change and SPE
Last year, SPE created a task force to study the topic of climate change and to determine if a public position statement should be created. After a year-long review, it recommended that we not develop a statement on climate change, which was accepted by the SPE Board of Directors in March.
22 June 2017
Tom Knode, SPE, was appointed as director of health, safety, and environment (HSE) at Athlon Solutio.......Read More
20 June 2017
Sebastian Geiger, SPE, director of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering and Foundation CMG chair a.......Read More
20 June 2017
Brian Ferguson, president and CEO of Canada-based Cenovus Energy will retire as an officer and direc.......Read More
05 June 2017
Dean Harwood was appointed to Wood Group’s newly created position of president of strategy and devel.......Read More
In Memoriam —Chris Nussbaum
02 June 2017
Chris Nussbaum, SPE, died 5 May. He was the chairman of the SPE Aberdeen Section from 2009 to 2011. .......Read More
01 June 2017
This section lists with regret SPE members who recently passed away. If you would like to report the.......Read More
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