Most of you hardly need to be reminded that technology is the lifeblood of our industry. Without it the easy oil would still be there because we'd have no solid way to find or produce it. But ingenuity has consistently produced the tools and techniques to chase increasingly difficult-to-find targets. There are plenty of rewards for a job well done, of course -- service companies benefit from new technology through increased sales, and oil companies benefit by having a competitive edge. But wouldn't it be nice to recognize the folks who actually had that bright idea? Here at E&P, we do. For more than 35 years we have bestowed the Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation, more commonly called the Meritorious Engineering Awards or MEAs, to deserving companiees that have pushed the boundaries to produce truly innovative technology. Companies large and small are encouraged to enter their ground-breaking technology into one of several categories for consideration by an objective panel of judges ("Captains of industry," you might call them!) The awards are given out at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston every May. Entering is simple (if a little time-consuming). Go to https://www.epmag.com/mea/mea.process.php and create an account. If you have an existing account, you can still use it. For each entry you'll be asked to choose a category, submit an abstract, submit a case study, and upload up to three supporting files (these can be pictures, brochures, even movies). Once your entry is complete, you submit it. You can go back and edit it any time up until the deadline, which is Dec. 31, 2009. I encourage everyone to enter -- the more entries we have, the more meaningful the winning selections become. All we ask is that the technology be commercially available. The rest is up to you. So get out there and get innovative! If you have any questions at all, please call me at 713-260-6459 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haynesville to Lead Gas Production Growth in 2023
2023-03-30 - Enverus expects the Haynesville to lead gas production growth in 2023 and then fall thereafter before growing again between 2025 and 2027, Bernadette Johnson, the firm’s general Manager, said at Hart Energy’s DUG Haynesville conference in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Southwestern’s Haynesville Chief on M&A, Gulf Coast Advantages and RSG [WATCH]
2023-03-30 - Andy Huggins, senior vice president of the Haynesville division at Southwestern Energy Co. discusses M&A, how the company’s Appalachia and Haynesville assets complement each other and efforts to certify its natural gas as responsibly sourced, particularly for utilities and end-users in Europe.
Public, Private E&Ps Split on Permian Basin Drilling Strategies
2023-03-29 - The Permian led the nation in drilling rig activity in the past year, with data showing much of that growth coming from large, public upstream operators as private companies such as CrownQuest Operating, Iskandia Energy and Mack Energy have downshifted.
McDermott Wins Manatee FEED
2023-03-28 - The Trinidad and Tobago Manatee field is planned to start production in 2027.
Electrifying the Permian: BPX Energy Touts Emissions Reductions in the Basin
2023-03-28 - BPX Energy’s electrification efforts in the Permian Basin and the installation of centralized handling facilities are part of the operator’s roadmap to net zero emissions.