17 May 2017
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.
In the Crosshairs: Cost Inefficiencies in North Sea Decommissioning
A panel of UK government officials and industry executives discuss opportunities to increase efficiency in North Sea decommissioning programs.
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.
Industry Not Yet Using Digital for Disruptive Change
Panelists at the Offshore Technology Conference largely doubted that the oil and gas industry is making full use of digital technology for fundamental transformation.
OTC: Competitive Strategies Bring Projects to FID
Companies are rethinking offshore developments and in a very tough market are finding innovative ways of bringing some projects forward.
OTC: Private Equity Firms Have Billions But Remain Cautious
While the current oil prices may not generate the cash flow needed to pay for offshore projects using traditional financial options, private equity may be the best alternative for operators.
For Pemex, Partnerships and Profitability Are The New Focus
The new CEO of Pemex outlined his plan to reverse the state-owned company’s struggling financial and production situation.
OTC: To Compete With Shale, Deepwater Must Think Like Shale
The quick turnaround times and low-risk nature of shale developments need to be replicated in the deepwater business, according to the CEO of Murphy Oil.
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.
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 ...
19 Apr 2017
Archer Oiltools introduced its Spartan plugs to help operators deliver safer wells, boost operationa ...
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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