June 2017

E&P Magazine - June 2017

The oil and gas industry harnesses the power of data analytics today to build better wells for tomorrow.

As I See It

‘Shall We Play A Game?’

Will the petroleum industry’s dreamers and schemers primed by science fiction embrace Big Data to fuel their future? The answer is most certainly ‘yes!’

Cover Story

Big Byte

The oil and gas industry harnesses the power of data analytics today to build better wells for tomorrow.

Big Data IoT Transforming The Industry

Once again E&P companies will need to overcome their barriers to new technology adoption.

Bringing The IIoT To The Oil Patch

Whether it’s intelligent sensors or augmented reality, operations continue to get smarter.

Making Oil, Gas Data Analytics Projects Deliver

Follow these five rules for a successful data analytics project.

Supercomputer Facility Expands Capabilities In Exploration, Reservoir Management

High-performance computing is vital for oil and gas companies.

You Can See The Future From Here

Big Data can be used to power predictive analysis and lower well costs.

World View

Challenges, Strategies And The Focus For The Tech Future

Experts share their insight on Big Data applications and their use in the oil and gas industry.

Industry Pulse

BPaaS Provides An Alternative Approach To Accounting

More companies are adopting a new accounting system to safeguard against staffing fluctuations.

Market Intelligence

Growing Pains: Performance Bottlenecks Surface In Oil Patch

Operators cast a worried eye toward 2018 as flat commodity prices and rising service costs combine with newly hired and inexperienced service industry personnel to create performance bottlenecks.

Marcellus Merry-Go-Round

Strong demand has tightened the market for oil services in Appalachia and created delays in equipment availability for several operators.

Exploration Technologies

No Need For Resuscitation

Recent events suggest the deepwater GoM is alive and well.

Drilling Technologies

Big Insights In Little Cores

Secrets contained in thumb-sized cores of reservoir rock are digitally revealed.

Completions and Production

Producers Banking On Analytics

Paradigm and Flotek subsurface AI systems help improve reservoir models.

Digital Solutions

Industry Moves Closer To Automated Real-time Production Optimization

New platform offers the ability to tailor workflows and improve production across thousands of wells.

Safety System Migration Fuels Reliability, Productivity Improvements

System meets new internal safety standard requirements while reducing downtime and improving visibility.

Shale Solutions

Data Analytics Leads To Better Prospect Evaluation

A study of wells in the Permian Basin allowed one team to find value in overlooked assets.

Offshore Solutions

Offshore Buoy Swivel Allows For Easy Replacements And Repairs

A new buoy swivel helps reduce maintenance downtime.

Operator Solutions

Increasing Oil Production For An EOR Project

An operator in West Texas used a multidetector pulsed-neutron tool to improve its development scheme.


Back On Solid Ground

Marine seismic isn’t the only realm where new technologies are making their mark.

CWD Saves Significant Time In Challenging Exploratory Well

The first global 30-in. CWD job using a customized PDC bit delivered time and cost savings in Mexico.

Integration And New Technologies Save $1.6 Million In Deep Water

Drilling and sand control synergies improve well delivery efficiency for a challenging high-temperature well offshore India.

New Bit Design Pushes Drilling Boundaries

Redesigned bit body and enhanced blade geometry enable drillbit to withstand extreme drilling parameters.

Powering The Future

Changing umbilical and cable designs support cost-effective deepwater production.

Sand Control For Heavy Oil, Bitumen Production

Reservoir quality and thermal formation damage can affect a sand design program.

Stick/slip Tool Delivers Enhanced Performance

Smart drillbit self-adjusts to reduce stick/slip risks.

Think Surface In Onshore Seismic

Well-planned seismic acquisition overcomes terrain challenges.

Unconventional Report

Marcellus, Utica Poised For Rebound

A grim 2016 can’t keep these giants down for long.

US Regulatory Overview

As more political appointments fall into place, the Trump administration is poised to deliver more energy-related executive orders and revocations and reviews of existing regulations.

Regional Report

Brazil Embraces Change As It Gets ‘Back On Track’

Several recent OTC presentations indicate that the huge South American country is ready to start anew.

Tech Watch

A Monolithic Approach To Primary And Secondary Containment

Advanced flexible polyurea coatings applied directly to the substrate or preapplied to geotextile liners provide seamless containment for facilities and field applications.

Tech Trends

Tech Trends

Check out the latest technologies, products and services.

Activity Highlights

International Highlights

Check out the latest news highlights from around the world.

On The Move

On The Move

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

Last Word

No Better Time To Embrace Disruptive Technologies

The quest for new technologies and new ways of working must never be put on hold.