September 2017

E&P Magazine - September 2017

Frontiers are being expanded for offshore seismic acquisition.

As I See It

¡Hola, Mexico!

The Zama-1 discovery could be just the beginning for Mexico’s next chapter.

Cover Story

Autonomous Vehicles Benefit From 3-D Seismic Arrays

Frontiers are being expanded for offshore seismic acquisition.

Integrated Geoscience Programs Facilitate Exploration

Interpretation frameworks help accelerate understanding of frontier and mature areas.

Risk Mitigation Using Model Uncertainty Analysis

Uncertainty can be quantified in a final velocity model and image to provide additional deliverables to de-risk prospects.

Secrets To Doing Business Successfully In Oil, Gas

A recent conference examined winning strategies for exploration companies.

The Great Unknown

Technology continues to improve and impress. But the subsurface remains as inscrutable as ever.

World View

Energy Outlook Considers A Range Of Scenarios For The Global Energy Future

Statoil economist shares insights in a forecast that extends through 2050.

Industry Pulse

The Digital Imperative

Shale’s next great challenge is embracing all the possibilities of digital.

Market Intelligence

Oil Service Managers Deliberate Direction For 2018

Sustained commodity pricing in the low $50s for West Texas Intermediate—and $3.20 or above for natural gas—would expand demand for all oil service lines in 2018.

Exploration Technologies

The Treasure Hunt Continues

The report of exploration’s death is an exaggeration.

Drilling Technologies

Little Less Shakin’ Goin’ On

Oklahoma is on trend for fewer earthquakes in 2017.

Completions and Production

Testing The Waters

Water chemistry analysis helps companies better tailor their fracture fluids.

Special Report

SEG Conference To Tout New Exploration Technologies

The SEG conference will feature a vast amount of new products and services for the geosciences field.

Digital Solutions

It’s The Oil Field’s Turn With E-commerce

Online auctions offer shoppers an attractive alternative to traditional oilfield equipment and supply procurement options.

Realizing Remote Operations In The North Sea

IIoT is a game changer for onshore monitoring and management of platforms.

Shale Solutions

Custom Casing Leads To Unconventional Optimization

An early engagement with a casing manufacturer leads to customer success in U.S. shale plays.

Making The Connection

Rotary-shouldered drillpipe connection addresses the needs of a diverse market by balancing performance and reliability with cost-effectiveness.

Offshore Solutions

New Technologies Abound For Deepwater Infrastructure

Advanced materials and processes hold promise for demanding environments.

Operator Solutions

Remotely Answering The Call Of The Field

Shale operators drive down lease operating expenses with modern field communications.


Drilling Multilateral Wells Using Coiled Tubing

Operators can capture significant value by combining advanced drilling techniques with CT.

Eliminating Guesswork

A five-sensor-array logging tool expands reservoir characterization to locate bypassed reserves.

Key Elements For Success In Reservoir Characterization

Encompassing uncertainties in a comprehensive way is vital when dealing with data from multiple sources, scales and interpretations.

Low-motion Technology Transforms The Reach Of Floating Production

New system could open up previously inaccessible fields.

New Proppant Offers Solutions To Unconventional Production

Technology helps improve fracture geometry and placement.

Room To Run

With its fifth super lateral in the books, one Utica Shale independent is showing no signs of slowing in its development marathon.

The Life Of A Proppant

Each stage of in-well completions impacts proppant performance.

Unconventional Report

The US Bakken Shale Play: An EUR Analysis

Despite high remaining EURs, activity is down.

US Regulatory Overview

As summer heat kicked into full gear, the Trump administration and Congress made several policy decisions and pronouncements during Energy Week (June 26 to July 2).

Regional Report

Argentina Makes Its Play

With vast recovery potential, Vaca Muerta could be the next site in the shale revolution.

Argentina Ripe For Technology Transfer

Advancements in CT manufacturing help overcome Vaca Muerta shale challenges.

Going Unconventional In Argentina

The acceleration of unconventional development in Argentina was punctuated earlier this year as several large international energy companies confirmed investments that will combine for $6 billion to $8 billion.

Tech Watch

A Slick New Solution For Cleaning Up Oil

A reusable sorbent that captures oil in the water column could revolutionize oil and diesel spill cleanup.

Tech Trends

Tech Trends

Check out the latest products and services from the oil and gas industry.

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 company news.

Last Word

Is Digitalization Making The Industry’s Most Valuable Data Vulnerable?

Without a risk mitigation plan, data could be too easily accessible by others.