Featured this monthMature Fields Hold Big Expansion OpportunityWhile big discoveries and major new developments deservedly grab the headlines, mature fields are the backbone of global oil and gas production.
Data Mining Applications in the Oil and Gas Industry The integration of data analytics into the practice of petroleum engineering is essential in establishing a way for the industry to effectively evaluate huge amounts of data.
Management Since the discovery of the giant Tupi-Lula pre-salt complex in the Santos Basin of Brazil, explorers have been integrating new seismic technology advances with the fundamentals of regional basin geology to extend the pre-salt play across the Atlantic margin to the west coast of Africa.
SPE Honors 2012 Awards Recipients at Annual Meeting Winners of SPE’s annual technical and professional awards.
Middle East Attacks Raise Cyber Security Questions Cyber attacks on Saudi Aramco and Qatar’s RasGas are forcing Middle East firms to heighten computer system security.
Reduced-Emission Completions Improve Safety, Decrease Footprint By 2015, every hydraulically fractured well in the US will be required to use a "green" completion to capture and measure all oil and gas released during the flowback and drillout phases.
Increased Oil Production With Something Old, Something New Chemical-based EOR is a re-emerging technology with a new generation of tools under development. Now researchers are tapping into advances in materials sciences to find ways to push the production threshold further.
Young Technology Showcase Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center has developed a mobile robot to safely and cost-effectively inspect and monitor hazardous and remote production facilities.
Guest Editorial Vikram Rao, executive director of the Research Triangle Energy Consortium, examines the hyperbole surrounding hydraulic fracturing.
Discussion/Reply A discussion of the paper SPE 152257 "Advances in Measuring Permeability Address Shortcomings of Crushed-Rock Technique."