Pioneer Unveils Strategy to Boost Permian Production, Control Costs
As it works to increase production to 1 million BOE/D, Permian mainstay Pioneer is taking a methodical approach to sustaining capital efficiency.
16 April 2018
The Missing Piece in Why Some Complex Projects Fail
Why do 80% of megaprojects in the oil industry fail? A recently published book reaches a counterintuitive conclusion on the leadership traits required to run complex projects successfully.
Shale Output Redefining US Production
US oil production is getting lighter and gas production is spreading as unconventional formations feed export growth.
SPE Report Defines Path to Zero Harm
The Society of Petroleum Engineers has released the technical report “Getting to Zero and Beyond: The Path Forward.” The report consolidates lessons and visions of safety from hundreds of leaders in the oil and gas industry and presents recommendations for companies and the industry as a whole.
Abu Dhabi Plans International Tender for Oil and Gas Exploration Blocks
Abu Dhabi will conduct its first-ever competitive tender for international partners to explore and develop oil and gas blocks onshore and offshore.
Another View: People Strategies Need To Keep Up With Rapid Digitalization
The world is digitalizing all around us. Within the energy sector, the lower-price environment since 2014 has increased the pace of change and the scope of digital integration. But, are you bringing your people strategy along?
With US Growth Toward Global Energy Dominance, Infrastructure, Technology Advances Remain Critical
The United States is producing a growing share of the world’s oil and gas, with a potential impact that remains uncertain. But continuing infrastructure development and technology advances will be critical in the long term.
Total Becomes Founding Partner of Smart Energy Fund in China
The $50-million investment ranks as one of Total Energy Ventures’ biggest investments to date. Dedicated to China’s energy sector, it will focus on renewable energies, the energy internet, energy storage, distributed energy, smart energy, and low-carbon businesses.
International Majors Expand Footprints in Brazil, Mexico
With presidential elections looming and energy reforms at a critical juncture, the two Latin American energy powers awarded a bevy of blocks to a who’s who of international oil companies.
Leaching Study Conducted on Phenolic Novolac Resin-Coated Proppants
Prompted by concerns about possible leaching from phenolic novolac resin-coated proppants (RCPs) during operations, Fairmount Santrol conducted analysis that showed no leaching of free formaldehyde or free phenol from its phenolic novolac RCPs.
Technology 101: EOR Methods for Shale and Tight Formations
There is a big prize to be claimed in enhanced shale and tight oil recovery.
Swellable-Nanogel-Injection Pilot in Mendoza Norte, Argentina
Experimentation reveals that swellable nanogels increase their size faster than expected or produce aggregation leading to serious blocking problems at the sandface. This paper studies if the addition of a surfactant can help improve injectivity.
A Permanent Fiber-Optic Wellbore-Fluid-Level Monitoring System
In a collaborative project, the possibility of measuring fluid levels in a wellbore by use of distributed optical pressure gauges was conceived, prototyped, field-trialed, and further developed to a point of widespread commercialization.
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Extended-Contact Stimulation Service
02 Apr 2018
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Remote Support Software System
01 Apr 2018
Weatherford’s AccuView collaboration software transmits secure, real-time information between perso ...
High-Pressure Pump Packing
01 Apr 2018
Gardner Denver’s Redline Packing is the critical seal system in the heart of the pump, which creates ...
Video: Hydraulic-Fracturing Biocide
21 Mar 2018
Dow’s biocides help protect asset integrity, maximize the value of hydraulic-fracturing operations, ...
Ehsaan Ahmad Nasir
Reservoir Engineer, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Natural Gas Processing and Handling
Despite a dip earlier in the year, natural-gas prices remained steady over 2017, averaging $2.99/million Btu. … Early 2018 has been a different story, however, with natural-gas prices already hitting a couple of peaks (of greater than $5/million Btu according to the Henry Hub Spot Price history).
Reservoir Engineer, Petrobras Research Center
History Matching and Forecasting
One unfortunate consequence of a base-case model, however, is the risk of an anchoring effect, in which case we may underestimate uncertainty. Essentially, the anchoring effect refers to our tendency to rely too heavily on the information offered, introducing a bias in the model-construction process
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