17 May 2017
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.
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.
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.
Wireless Gas Detector
23 May 2017
United Electric Controls introduced its WirelessHART Vanguard Gas Detector, which can monitor presen ...
Weatherford Introduces Production Optimization Platform
09 May 2017
Weatherford International announced the commercial release of its ForeSite production optimization p ...
01 May 2017
Fairmount Santrol introduced an extension to Propel’s SSP proppant-transport technology, which incre ...
24 Apr 2017
Boots & Coots Services, a Halliburton business, introduced the Global Rapid Intervention Package ...
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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