Featured this monthThe Marcellus Shale Gas Boom EvolvesIncreased infrastructure and effective use of technology in geologically favorable portions of the play led the Marcellus to become the largest producing US gas formation in 2012.
In Search of the Waterless Fracture Environmental concerns, unconventional resources recovery, and the removal of impediments to tap unconventional formations create the drive for waterless fracturing. What waterless techniques exist and what challenges do they face?
Guest Editorial – Déjà Vu All Over Again? Enrollment in petroleum engineering programs is increasing at a staggering rate, but what kind of job market awaits future graduates? Petroleum engineering professors present mitigation strategies for universities and companies.
Huge Saudi Field Begins Production Ahead of Schedule How Saudi Aramco exceeded scheduling expectations for one of the largest engineering projects in the world.
The Middle East’s Flourishing Technology Hubs Oil companies and governments in the Middle East set their sights on technology advancements.
Unconventionals Conference Highlights Emerging Technologies of the Future The Unconventional Resources Technology Conference will bring together for the first time the key disciplines and technologies engaged in the development of North American resource plays.
Management Following lessons learned from the Macondo blowout, institutional investors are using multiple strategies to find out how offshore drilling companies assess and manage risks from deepwater drilling operations.
Q & A • Norman Gilsdorf The head of High Growth Regions at Honeywell International discusses technologies being developed and challenges faced in the dynamic Middle Eastern market and elsewhere.
AIME, SPE’s Parent Organization The continued role of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers in establishing and partnering with SPE.
Coiled Tubing Applications
John Misselbrook, SPE, Senior Advisor, Baker HughesIn the two previous JPT coiled-tubing features, I commented on the remarkable growth the coiled-tubing industry has seen in North America, resulting largely from the shale revolution. This growth attracted numerous new players into the industry, in addition to the capacity additions made by the existing service providers.