November 2017

E&P Magazine - November 2017

A new alloy used in rod coupling leads to cost savings through reduced tubing wear.

As I See It

Failure Is An Option; Who’s Willing To Take The Risk?

Experimentation is worthwhile—within reason—to learn and grow.

Cover Story

Coupling Reduces Tubing Wear

A new alloy used in rod coupling leads to cost savings through reduced tubing wear.

Field Success For New H2S Scavenger Chemistry

Extended field trials at the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas demonstrate the effectiveness of a new alternative to triazine for H2S scavenging in direct injection and contact tower applications.

Long-running Progressing Cavity Pumps Increase Well Profitability

Advanced artificial lift system increases well production rates.

Making Offshore Economic: Shell, LLOG Tap Technology, New Methods

Tiebacks and waterfloods are breathing new life into mature oil and gas projects in the Gulf of Mexico, making them more economic.

Offshore Restore

Bringing New Life to Mature Fields

Optimizing Artificial Lift Through Enhanced Control Systems

Well manager solution enhances flexibility, production and safety in large multiwell pad operation.

Pump Adjustments With Just A Click

Remote monitoring, control and optimization capabilities are making hydraulic rod pumping units the wave of the future.

Executive Q&A

Harvesting Collaboration With Digital Technology

The world’s biggest oilfi eld services company is breaking down internal silos and fostering collaboration in the oil and gas industry with the help of integrated software solutions.

World View

‘It All Relies On Geophysical Data’

The industry is challenged to keep costs low while working to meet a growing demand. Geophysical data play a big role.

Industry Pulse

Is Initiation Engineering The New Completions?

Taking a cohesive approach to early-stage well construction can dictate the economic success of the entire drilling campaign. But why, unlike completions, is this critical stage rarely acknowledged as a distinct specialty with a single-source solution?

Market Intelligence

Oil Service Pricing Plateaus

The sharp increase in rate of change for oil service pricing that characterized first-half 2017 appeared to lose momentum at year-end. For 2018 it will depend on commodity price.

Exploration Technologies

WesternGeco’s WG Vespucci Manages Sources, Nodes and Streamers In Single Survey Offshore Malaysia

Vessel deploys streamers and nodes while providing sources.

Drilling Technologies

Success Found Along The Stack's Nemaha Fault

Oklahoma independent finds success wedged between the Woodford and Meramec shales.

Completions and Production

The Cost Of Cutting Carbon

New study suggests emissions are outpacing production rates.

Digital Solutions

Cognitive Predictive Maintenance Manages Data Flood

Approach improves priorities without calling for compromises.

Redefining Business Models Through Digitalization

Digitalization offers a range of promising solutions for both greenfield and brownfield sites.

Shale Solutions

Bringing Solids Control Innovations To North American Shale Fields

A vacuum-based system eliminates the traditional process of shaking fluid and solids.

Mobile Field Gas Conditioning Technology Delivers Results

Self-contained technology conditions high-Btu gas for use in drilling and completions operations in the Utica Shale.

Offshore Solutions

Temperature-related Issues Exposed

Comprehensive tests of fire-resistant water glycol fluids on common seal materials offer a guide to offshore operators.

Operator Solutions

Putting In Place An Effective Corrosion Monitoring Strategy

The combination of corrosion technologies often provides the best and most reliable monitoring.


Connectivity Enhances Use Of Automated Technology Offshore

Companies can centralize and standardize the work that gets done through the use of ROVs, AUVs and AR.

Meeting The Drilling Factory’s Data Demands

Automation advances continue shaping a new world for onshore drillers.

Multiphase Metering Advances In Onshore Fields

New technologies provide operators a means of getting real-time measurements.

Overcoming Lost Circulation While Cementing Presalt Wells

A presalt environment requires a new LCM solution.

Staying Ahead Of Flow Assurance Challenges

Chemical solution helps mitigate buildup and blockage issues.

The New Era For Precision Data Collection

New surveying methodologies are being tested to improve offshore inspections and provide a more comparative trend analysis.

What’s Next For Subsalt?

Phenomenal success at the Atlantis Field shows that full-waveform inversion can truly unlock some remarkable reserves.

Unconventional Report

Haynesville, Eagle Ford Hold Steady

Eagle Ford oil and Haynesville gas are trending upward.

Regional Report

Malaysia Leading The Way In Safety And Competence Training

Several major E&P projects have come online in Malaysia and Indonesia in recent times, including Sapura Energy’s SK 310 B15 gas field and Eni’s Jangkrik Complex development.

Tech Watch

MOFs Hold Great Potential For Oil And Gas Industry

New framework efficiently removes water and CO2 vapor from gases and improves methane gas storage.

Tech Trends

Tech Trends

Check out the latest technology releases from the oil and gas industry.

Activity Highlights

International Highlights

Check out the latest E&P happenings around the world.

On The Move

On The Move

Check out the latest new hires, promotions and retirements as well as new company office locations.

Last Word

Innovation Can Create A More Commercially Viable Future

Companies need to embrace innovation, help operators and drilling contractors change the way they work and improve their commercial operations.