Featured this monthDepending on Guar for Shale Oil and Gas DevelopmentGuar has risen in importance during the last few years as the source of a significant ingredient that makes high-viscosity hydraulic fracturing as effective and cost-effective a process as it is.
Guest Editorial The United Kingdom is attempting to recreate the unconventional gas bonanza that has transformed the United States from a nation with an energy industry in its sunset era to one rich in energy resources.
Young Technology Showcase A corrosion/erosion monitor that has been successfully used in topside installations is now available for subsea applications.
Russia Considers Its Unconventional Options Some of the biggest oil companies in Russia, and the world, are trying to figure out how to increase production at the potentially prolific Bazhenov field in western Siberia.
Management The cost and complexity of exploration and production technology are growing, increasing the difficulty for any one company to support an aggressive research and development agenda on its own. The convergence of these forces gives rise to an important question: How does innovation happen in the E&P industry?
Coiled Tubing Advances Improve Extended Reach Drilling Operations Fast setup and depth-specific capabilities make coiled tubing the fastest growing technology in the oilfield services industry.
Unconventional Resources Headline SPE Annual Conference Best practices in developing unconventional resources was one of the main themes during the 2012 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, held in San Antonio in October.