October 2017

E&P Magazine - October 2017

New technologies unlock tight rock’s prize.

As I See It

The ‘Game Of Energy’

Renewable energy sources continue to gain ground on fossil fuels.

Cover Story

Between The Cracks

New technologies unlock tight rock’s prize.

Increasing Reliability In Expandable Liners

Liner hanger avoids high-setting pressure requirements.

Using Buoyancy-assisted Casing Equipment To Extend Lateral Reach

Tool allows casing string to run to total depth.

When Is A Major Not A Major?

Shale plays require nimbleness. But some huge companies can still play the game.

World View

Technology Gets The Credit For Success

An executive shares how having a ‘front row seat’ to the progress of technology delivered a greater appreciation for the progress made by the oil and gas industry.

Industry Pulse

Oil, Gas Industry Pulse: Lending A Helping Hand To Workers

A nonprofit organization offers financial assistance to industry workers in need.

Market Intelligence

Digitalization Comes To Directional Drilling

Digital directional drilling and demonstrated improvements in wellbore quality and speed is the latest disruptive technology on the well site.

Exploration Technologies

Once Upon A Time

Happy endings do exist.

Drilling Technologies

Drilling Commences In The Bowland

Determined E&P pushes forward with its plans to develop shale in the U.K.

Completions and Production

Understanding ESPs Through Machine Learning

A recent study reveals that predicting an artificial lift failure is possible through the use of analytics.

Special Report

Current And Future Technologies To Be Focus Of SPE ATCE Conference

Companies at SPE ATCE will be highlighting new products and services.

Digital Solutions

Practical AI Lessons Learned

Deep digital shifts have reached an inflection point.

Shale Solutions

Delivering Operational, Financial Benefits To Permian Stimulation Projects

Integrated bacterial control solutions extend the health of wells over normal life cycles and maximize cost efficiency.

Offshore Solutions

Enhancing Ekofisk’s Water Stream

Treatment system improves quality of produced water.

Operator Solutions

Getting A Boost

A workflow was designed for selecting the optimal type of artificial lift for reactivating abandoned wells.

Rethinking Traditional Decision-making

Software enables data-driven decisions to improve certainty and efficiency.


A Slick Solution

A rigless slickline ESP deployment proves to be a success for a Middle East operator.

Continued Service With Composite Repairs

Composites extend the life of offshore assets as a valuable corrosion prevention and repair option.

Delivering Drilling Efficiencies

New approach makes humans, not machines, smarter.

Full-spectrum Gravity Provides New Insights

Gravity data pick up dominant basement highs and anticlines in South Sumatra Basin.

Recent Advances In Gravity Gradiometry Technology

A new system offers increased accuracy and higher spatial resolution.

Rig Automation Maximizes Value For Contractors And Operators

A process automation platform manages repetitive tasks on the rig floor.

Small Change, Big Difference

Smart lube decisions help extend equipment life.

Using Kinetic Energy For Plunger Lift Safety And Maintenance

New API rating system helps identify magnitude of equipment impacts.

Unconventional Report

US Regulatory Overview

The U.S. Senate attempted to weigh in on the energy debate as legislation moved through the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Regional Report

Improved Completion Capabilities For Unconventional Resources

High-efficiency HP/HT completion systems help operators deliver top performing wells.

Middle East Oil, Gas Producers Readjust Strategy

Investments made by Middle East oil and gas producers are focused on adding new capacity.

Tech Watch

Enabling The Human In A Digital Age

Are the customers satisfied? Retail and finance metrics can help maintain producing assets.

Tech Trends

Tech Trends

Check out the latest technology trends in the industry.

Activity Highlights

International Highlights

Check out the latest activity highlights from around the world.

On The Move

On The Move

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

Last Word

The Crew Has Changed

Younger minds prevail, but solid science still needs to lead the way.