TOPICS OF INTEREST
After Drop in Activity, Haynesville Shale Sees Resurgence
After a drop in drilling activity in recent years, the Haynesville shale has become a hot area for natural gas production in the US, and companies are looking to bolster their positions in the area.
Data Aggregation and Distribution With Human Factors Incorporated
Researchers have developed a drilling-data-aggregation and -distribution system that seamlessly integrates all forms of data, file types, and communication protocols and incorporates human-factors engineering in the design.
Clouds are Forming Around the Upstream Sector, and That’s a Good Thing
No longer considered a buzz phrase, cloud computing has made converts of the largest oil companies, and now the smaller ones are next.
Transocean Makes Latest Move Toward Offshore Consolidation
This new deal marks the second major acquisition of an offshore drilling company since the onset of the industry downturn.
Amid Downturn, Noble Invites Wider Industry Partners To Use Drilling Training Center
While the slowdown offshore persists, this 96-year-old drilling outfit says that sharing its high-tech simulators with more of its clients will strengthen the business.
Joint Venture Hits Historic Mexico Oil Discovery
A major offshore discovery led by Talos Energy is the first successful wildcat well drilled by a private company in Mexico in almost 80 years and a milestone for the country’s recently enacted energy reform.
Offshore Drilling Market: Recovery by 2020s?
An analyst from Rystad looks at the state of the offshore drilling market and the likelihood of recovery by 2021.
First Offshore Drilling Merger: Ensco Buys Atwood Oceanics
The offshore drilling sector has taken a step towards consolidating an oversupplied market and Ensco will emerge from this most recent deal as the owner of the largest combined fleet of floaters and jackups.
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.
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.
A Methodology for Multilateral-Well Optimization
Multilateral wells with smart completions controlled by different flow-control technologies offer great operational flexibility, with each lateral able to be operated and optimized independently.
Argentine President Macri Visits With US Oil and Gas Industry, Asks For More Investment
Argentina President Mauricio Macri visited with oil and gas companies in Houston to emphasize that his country’s reforms are making it increasingly attractive for upstream investing.
Drilling Costs Flirt with Break Even
Aggressive drilling growth in the Permian and other shale plays belies the cost of those wells, which in many cases are in the red.
RFID Technology for Deepwater Drilling and Completions Challenges
Deepwater operators continually face technical and environmental challenges to drilling and completing wells safely and efficiently.
Interventionless Reservoir-Isolation Valve Removes Need for Intermediate Completion
This paper focuses on the application of radio-frequency-identification technology to enable an operator to eliminate an intervention run (or intermediate liner) for a 10,000-ft reservoir section.
New is Better at the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference
In the midst of enormous change, OTC retains its status as a “must attend” technical conference for petroleum engineers and scientists working around the globe.
Drilling Technology and Rigs
Sustaining innovation and well performance during economic downcycles is a hot topic right now. However, the severity of this downturn has resulted in an unprecedented purging of existing paradigms. In this context, it is important to reveal and highlight new initiatives and success stories.
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