May 2017

E&P Magazine - May 2017

New reamer enlarges boreholes in deep reservoirs ahead of larger outer-diameter casing installations.

As I See It

Offshore Redux

Is the industry ready to restart E&P activities offshore? It certainly looks that way.

Cover Story

Expanding Hole Enlargement To Deeper Reservoirs

New reamer enlarges boreholes in deep reservoirs ahead of larger outer-diameter casing installations.

FPSO Outlook: Long Time Lag Creates ‘Seeming Prosperity’

More FPSO units will be used between 2020 and 2023, with each year seeing about 10 more units working, forecast said.

Full Steam Ahead!

No dead seas around these parts. The offshore industry is emerging from the downturn leaner and ready to capitalize on its newfound efficiencies.

Intervention Applications Enhance Shallow-water GoM Viability

Operators can enjoy robust ROI even at lower prices.

New Projects Will Contribute To Growth

The North Sea and GoM will continue to be important provinces in the global energy mix.

Stones: A True Ultradeepwater Success Story

Despite numerous challenges, the world’s deepest production facility is poised for even more success.

Taking A Giant Leap For Subsea Installation

A small Norwegian subsea company has thrown down the gauntlet to the subsea industry to reduce costs and complexity over the life of a well. Optime Subsea believes technology being released into today’s market must be simple and cost-efficient.

World View

Collaborating On A Better Answer

Industry consortia and JIPs help bring technology to market.

Industry Pulse

The Way Back

Opinions differ as to how easy it will be for the industry to staff up after the downturn.

Market Intelligence

Heyday In The Haynesville

Monster fractures and M&A are boosting regional activity in the ArkLaTex.

Heyday In The Haynesville

Monster fractures and M&A are boosting regional activity in the ArkLaTex.

Exploration Technologies

Pre-Drake—Who Knew?

Prior to “the big one,” North America was a bit of an energy enigma.

Drilling Technologies

Drillbit That Self-adjusts Depth Of Cut Hits Commercial Markets

In the Delaware Basin the bit increased an operator’s ROP by 27% compared to the average ROP in offset wells.

Completions and Production

Play It Again, Deep Water

Analysts find that deepwater projects are closing the gap on tight oil plays.

Digital Solutions

Embracing The Digital Revolution

Oil companies are increasingly moving toward digital solutions to help their businesses.

Shale Solutions

Optimized Fracture Stimulation Delivers Cost Savings

A reduction in the number of bridge plugs needed is one of many benefits offered by new diverting technology.

Offshore Solutions

Innovation In The Offshore Sector

Against the current market backdrop, offshore operators and drilling contractors are looking for technological and engineering innovations that provide that extra competitive edge, helping reduce operational time and risk, protecting asset integrity and ensuring maximum efficiencies.


Heavy-duty Landing String For Deepwater Applications

A safer cost-effective landing string is capable of landing heavy loads while ensuring slip crush resistance.

Is Standardization The Key?

Future offshore developments and deepwater production could benefit from a more codified approach to subsea kits.

Low NOx, CO Emissions With Cleaner Combustion System

The rapid and complete combustion of emissions without appreciable NOx or CO is now possible with a new technology.

OBN Acquisition Provides Superior Seismic Data Throughout Life Of Field

A well-designed survey provides image clarity at each stage of a field’s development.

Six Unique Challenges Of Subsea Cylinders

Subsea hydraulics need to stand the test of time.

The Future Of Exploration?

OBN data acquisition is increasing geographically and expanding in application beyond its traditional role in appraisal and development.

The Global Oil And Gas Methane Emissions Debate

Imaging and remote monitoring technologies assist in emissions management.

Unconventional Report

Midland Basin

Operators continue to delineate the core of the Permian’s Midland Basin.

US Regulatory Reform

The Trump administration is making good on its commitment to revoke or reform federal regulations impacting energy development with significant actions performed or underway regarding hydraulic fracturing, venting and flaring climate change, and the Clean Power Plan.

Regional Report

Near-infrastructure Opportunities Prove Mantra In Deep US GoM

The industry is taking a wait-and-see attitude until prices improve.

Tech Watch

Salinity Measurement System Identifies Production Threats

A new salinity system was designed for increased flow assurance on subsea wet gas field developments.

Tech Trends

Tech Trends

Check out the latest technologies, products and services.

Activity Highlights

International Highlights

Check out the international oil and gas highlights.

On The Move

On The Move

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

Last Word

Digital Oil’s Next Frontier

IIoT represents the best chance for oil and gas companies to evolve.

MEA Innovations

2017 Special Meritorious Awards For Engineering Innovation

An expert panel of judges has selected the top 22 industry projects that open new and better avenues to the complicated process of fi nding and producing hydrocarbons around the world.