January 2017

E&P Magazine - January 2017

The industry continues to push the boundaries of hydraulic fracturing technology.

As I See It

Industry On Self-help Road To Recovery

The E&P sector enters 2017 on a cautious road to recovery, and the drillbit will lead the way.

Cover Story

Breaking Open Opportunities

The industry continues to push the boundaries of hydraulic fracturing technology.

Engineered Biofluids Control Clay, Fines

Nano-sized surfactant improves fracturing success.

Engineering Better Completions With LWT

Logging-while-tripping formation evaluation helps enhance production through engineered completion designs.

Quality Control, Logistics Key To Effective Proppant

Particle analysis and real-time tracking are just two of many areas where new technologies are driving innovation in proppant efficiency and well productivity.

Recipe For Success

One company’s ‘super-lateral’ approach is paying significant dividends.

World View

Keeping The Industry Relevant

Devon’s president and CEO is convinced the industry will never stop innovating.

Industry Pulse

Crowdfunding: New Sources Of Capital For Independents

New business model enables investors to buy shares of projects, not just stocks.

Market Intelligence

Bakken DUC Roast: Backlog Falls As Completions Rise

Bakken E&P companies turn their sights on reducing drilled but uncompleted wells backlog.

Exploration Technologies

Seismic Industry In A World Of Pain

Reduced exploration budgets have seriously harmed the sector.

Drilling Technologies

Dueling Basins: Gas In Delaware Basin, Oil In Permian Basin

During 2016 the Alpine High was opened up with 2.1 Tcm (75 Tcf) of gas, and the USGS estimated the Wolfcamp Shale has 20 Bbbl of oil—making the Permian Basin the best place to play.

Completions and Production

Eliminating Double-money Downtime

Partnership creates digital solution to reduce unplanned downtime of offshore operations.

Digital Solutions

Cloud: The Next Big Technology Leap In E&P

It’s no longer science fiction. Cloud computing is an everyday fact of life.

Quantitative Optimization For EOR/IOR

Operators can now leverage models uniting fundamental reservoir physics and data science for real-time quantitative optimization for EOR/IOR workflows.

Shale Solutions

Perforation Hole Size Is A Key Gateway To The Formation

New charges provide consistency.

Offshore Solutions

Renewable Wind Blowing Fair For Offshore Players

Companies are demonstrating that talk of applying their offshore expertise and experience to real-world renewables is more than just hot air.

Operator Solutions

Drones Take On Roles In Land Seismic Data Acquisition Operations

Technology has great potential to reduce HSE risks.


Double The Value Of P-source Seismic Data

A wealth of information is buried within traditional P-wave datasets.

Dual System To Tackle HP/HT Challenges

Handling HP/HT operations safely, economically and with environmental sensitivity calls for highly specialized equipment and technology to exploit future reserves.

Expanding The Envelope

LWD at extreme temperatures and pressures requires advanced electronic components.

Guided Wave Radar Delivers Produced Water Savings

Automated tank gauging system makes real-time verification of storage tank volumes possible.

High-resolution Color Inversion Displays

New processing technique offers a seismic view with remarkable detail.

Meeting Water Needs

Complete package offers operators an integrated solution set to meet water management needs.

New Flying Lead Technology Emerges

Innovations in data transmission delivered cost savings to a major Gulf of Mexico field development project.

Unconventional Report

The Value Behind The STACK

What’s driving all of the recent interest?

Regional Report

New Survey Highlights Enormous Resource Potential

The first 3-D seismic survey ever shot offshore Newfoundland and Labrador has delineated a new Lower Tertiary play.

R&D Spotlight

Light In The Darkness Reveals Unlimited Possibilities

In a first-of-its-kind application, subsea LiDAR delivers the data needed to 3-D print an accurate physical model of a damaged subsea part.

Tech Watch

Nanofluidity Mitigates Problems

Nanophysics can be harnessed to reduce downhole deposition of paraffin, asphaltene and scale while improving fluid viscosity at the surface.

Tech Trends

Tech Trends

Check out the latest technology releases.

Activity Highlights

International Highlights

Check out the news highlights from around the world.

On The Move

On The Move

Check out the latest new hires, promotions, retirements and company news.

Last Word

Flexibility And Cost Effectiveness Are New Norm

The one-size-fits-all approach is no longer applicable in today’s oil and gas sector.