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.
11 March 2019
14 March 2019
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.
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?
Imaging Fracturing’s Unexpected Changes
Pictures shot in fractured wells show how a high-pressure slurry of water and sand carves up the perforations.
OTC 2019 Announces Spotlight on New Technology Award Recipients
The Spotlight on New Technology Awards—a program for OTC exhibitors—showcase the latest and most advanced hardware and software technologies that are leading the industry into the future.
Change in Energy Sector is So Extreme Oil Companies May Need to Share Data
Oil companies generate an enormous amount of data but are reluctant to share it. But more sharing of information may be required in the future to keep up with a rapidly changing energy landscape.
ExxonMobil, Chevron Target Nearly 2 Million BOE/D in Permian Production
The US majors plan to produce around 1 million BOE/D each from the basin, which has become a primary focus of their upstream operations.
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.
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.
Chesapeake Teams with Analytics Firm to Improve Asset Performance
The Oklahoma City independent has a new-look portfolio and new operational and financial priorities. And now it has enlisted an energy research firm to leverage advanced analytics and machine learning to help get the most out of its assets.
Imaging Shows What is at Fault in Fracturing Job
Electromagnetic images can show where water flows during a hydraulic fracture. A test in the Anadarko Basin showed a fault there was a bigger hazard than expected.
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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