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Tech Session Tackles Rock Mechanics, Re-fracs, and Regulations
The North American shale sector has always relied on brute force to get the job done in the subsurface. However, these days hydraulic fracturing involves more science, engineering, and finesse than ever.
New Study: US Shale Productivity Will Offset Rising Service Costs
Though crude prices are rising, US shale producers face questions over whether their improving oil production results and cost efficiencies will last as increasing drilling activity drives demand for oilfield services.
Petroleum Engineering Schools Begin To See Enrollment Declines
Enrollment in US petroleum engineering programs have peaked and are on the downslide, matching the short-lived surge in the 1980s, when a generation of engineers were graduated.
Industry Transformation Takes Many Forms
Many column inches are filled with discussion of how companies need to operate in the lower-for-longer market that the upstream oil and gas industry continues to face.
Technical Directors Outlook: Engineers Need To Learn From History Because the Industry Tends To Repeat It
SPE’s technical directors offer advice on how to get through the current bad times, which are not so different than when they got in the business.
Industry and Academia Continue Working on Big Ideas for Nanotechnology
A number of ongoing industry research projects are developing nanoparticles that work at the reservoir level and for fluid treatment. Though they may be a few years away from finalization, these efforts highlight nanotechnology’s increasingly sophisticated and growing application scope.
Conductor Anchor Node Adds Stability, Cuts Tophole Costs in Subsea Wells
When the industry discusses subsea wells, the tophole construction gets scant attention. The Norwegian company NeoDrill believes it can create a more structurally stable foundation, greater efficiency, and reduced cost by using a conductor anchor node.
Research Aims To Cut Time and Cost of Characterizing Tight Gas Sandstone Reservoirs
A recently launched joint industry project (JIP) is working to improve petrophysical analysis methods to reduce the time and expense of characterizing tight sandstone gas reservoirs for exploration, appraisal, and production.
Preventing Emulsions by Mitigating Solids
Approaches to integrated investigative testing and root cause identification are discussed to prevent solid emulsions from stabilizing to impair flowlines and other field infrastructure.
Prescriptive-Analytics Modeling Technology Captures Reservoir Physics
Producers face a number of decision-making challenges. Specifically, they must optimize field development and operational decisions in light of the complex interplay of fiscal, market, and reservoir variables.
06 Dec 2016
The Weatherford WellPilot ONE controller/remote terminal unit (RTU) provides asset control, automati ...
Section Milling Technology
04 Dec 2016
The Abrado Medusa section-milling technology, which allows for full stabilization while milling at e ...
02 Dec 2016
Baker Hughes’ NeutraProp neutral-wettability proppant is a surface-modified material that enables ...
30 Nov 2016
Baker Hughes introduced the CENtrilift PASS slimline electrical-submersible-pump (ESP) system, desi ...
Technical Director of Enhanced Oil Recovery, Schlumberger
Chemistry Technology Manager, Schlumberger
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21 December 2016
Jonathan Verlander, SPE, was appointed principal of the E&P advisory and professional learning a.......Read More
Robert J. Banks
05 December 2016
Robert J. Banks, SPE, was appointed as interim chief executive officer (CEO) of Swift Energy, follow.......Read More
04 December 2016
Jan Dell, SPE, was appointed vice president of clean energy at Wood Group. She will lead the company.......Read More
Bernard J. Duroc-Danner
03 December 2016
Bernard J. Duroc-Danner, SPE, was appointed chairman emeritus by the Board of Directors of Weatherfo.......Read More
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