August 2017

E&P Magazine - August 2017

Despite challenging economics, offshore EOR offers substantial returns.

As I See It

The Future Is Millennial

To meet the energy demands of future generations, the petroleum industry needs the youth of today.

Cover Story

Enhancing Offshore Oil Recovery

Despite challenging economics, offshore EOR offers substantial returns.

EOR Economics

Companies are finding success and value in late-life recovery methods.

Expanding The EOR Envelope

Chemical-free water treatment process retains polymers to boost return on investment in production-enhancing flooding.

Sustaining EOR In Today’s Economy

Operators are finding value in CO2 recoveries.

The Next Frontier: EOR In Unconventional Resources

CO2 could unlock substantial tight formation returns.

World View

Oilfield Service Leaders Discuss Oil, Gas Industry’s Uncertain Future

Service companies have been battered by the downturn but are keeping their sights on upcoming market needs.

Technology And Big Data Will Lead Growth Of International Exploration

Conquering frontiers requires exploration, technology and investment.

Industry Pulse

Redefining Through Disruption

From new collaborative models to digitized operations, disruptive innovation can redefine the oil and gas industry.

Market Intelligence

The Anadarko Mississippian Play Heats Up

Rising interest in expanding the stacked-pay Mississippian play in the Anadarko Basin is generating strong demand for well stimulation services, though commodity prices worry E&P companies.

Exploration Technologies

Exploring In A Downturn

Not surprisingly, a recent survey shows little appetite for risk in the current environment.

Drilling Technologies

A Quiet Place To Drill

The Maersk Invincible is now the world’s first harsh environment jackup drilling rig to operate entirely on shore power.

Completions and Production

Funding The Future

Investing in EOR research could result in long-term payoff.

Special Report

SPE OE 2017: Keeping Up With The Latest Trends

Conference and exhibition boasts thousands of new upstream technologies.

Digital Solutions

Driving The Conversation Around A Top Oil Discovery

New collaboration technology captures knowledge and accelerates group decision-making for a world-class African discovery.

Improving Connectivity Across Remote Oil Fields

Wireless communication solutions can provide reliable high-capacity connectivity that is scalable enough to cater to current requirements and future expansions.

Shale Solutions

Shale Solutions: Quantifying That Gut Feeling

Advances in data analytics can give operators a much clearer picture of their complex plays.

Offshore Solutions

Converging Futures In The North Sea

New ways of looking at technology are enabling closer collaboration between the renewables and oil and gas sectors while also addressing cost pressures.

MEG Analysis Helps Solve The Hydrate Dilemma

Testing kit delivers transformational benefits from reservoir to refinery.

Operator Solutions

Don’t Be Fooled By The Artificial Intelligence Hype

Machines are smart, but effective well management relies on getting the right data to the right humans at the right time.

Predicting Induced Seismicity

A new free software tool provides probabilistic assessment of potentially active faults.


Benefits Of Pinpoint Fracturing For High-intensity Completions

System helps achieve production and economic goals.

Closing The Loop

A new workflow takes some of the guesswork out of reservoir modeling.

Dealing With Hazardous Materials In Decommissioning

Planning and collaboration help ensure smart, safe handling of COCs during facility decommissioning.

Decommissioning Solutions For Maturing Assets

Technology, regulations and more are required for an effective abandonment and decommissioning strategy for aging offshore facilities.

Drilling Supply Chain Challenges Loom As Industry Recovers

Communicating early and often is the key to success.

Integrated System Shatters Footage Records

Collaboration is the key to integrated drilling systems that optimize designs of shale wells.

Keeping Erosion At Bay

Technologies help solve the engineering challenges of increasing stage counts and proppant volumes in sliding sleeve completions.

Technology Aims To Improve Offshore Navigation For Oil, Gas Sector

A marine management system creates a common operational picture for offshore operations.

Unconventional Report

Eagle Ford Shale: The Sleeping Giant Stirs

Rumors of the Eagle Ford Shale’s death have been greatly exaggerated.

Onshore US Regulatory Overview

With the Congressional Review Act deadline having passed in May, Congress’ ability to overturn Obama-era regulations through simple majorities has come to a close.

Regional Report

The Unseen Value Of Quality

The UKCS will need to beef up its skilled workforce to remain competitive.

Tech Watch

Inspection Teams Aim To Stem Unseen Containment Risk Offshore

Depending on the size and pressure, a SBT system failure could lead to a major classification hydrocarbon release.

Tech Trends

Tech Trends

Tech Trends

Activity Highlights

International Highlights

International Highlights

On The Move

On The Move

On The Move

Last Word

Drilling In A Digital World

Integration and digital enablement will empower the industry to rise above data and domain silos.