E&P Magazine - January 2018
This month E&P takes a look at the technologies making a significant impact in the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas. We also review how one pressure pumping company through its selection and procurement of its equipment from a single source rather than piecemeal has delivered significant reliability and uptime results for its customers.
Other articles examine new chemical diverters making inroads in the Delaware Basin as well as a look at where one company sees the proppant markets in the year ahead.
Advances in hydraulic fracturing will continue to generate greater efficiencies, increased production and improved market clarity for operators for years to come.
As I See It
Changing the public’s misguided petroleum perception starts by changing realities.
Optimized completion design outperforms type curve in the Delaware Basin and delivers improvement in operational efficiency.
At Hart Energy’s recent DUG Eagle Ford conference, a technology panel focused on fracturing and some of the new techniques being used to continue to improve the technology.
New technologies bring clarity to the market.
Microproppants may hold the key to increased production, longer effective fracture lengths and higher EURs.
Companies partner to build three hydraulic fracturing fleets for use in varying environmental and geological conditions.
The industry continues its search for the proppant intensity ‘sweet spot.’
Continental Resources’ Harold Hamm discusses exports and their challenge to the midstream and producers.
With companies still in budget-cutting mode, new emerging exploration hot spots will be rare in 2018. However, some active exploration spots from 2017 will continue to be a focus this year.
Attitudes toward innovation and technology have hampered the industry’s development and competitiveness.
A new round of private-equity-backed E&P companies are using completion optimization to improve yield in the Eagle Ford and extend the play’s boundaries and economic potential.
The offshore industry continues to shine, but without marine seismic, how long can that last?
The trend of drilling long may be forcing production to pull up short.
Completions and Production
New exhibit helps facilitate oil and gas social perception.
Innovation and determination open a path to production.
Survey respondents indicated the usability of a company’s ERP system is critical to success of its digital transformation.
RAS shows promise in deepwater operations.
Sampling-while-drilling service saves time and reduces risk in challenging wells.
AI has become a powerful tool to derive well logs from drilling data. But what is the accuracy and repeatability compared to traditional logging tools?
Color processing of omnidirectionally sampled seismic data expands the window for exploration development.
A cloud-based system optimizes data collected in water treatment operations.
A synthetic polymer friction reducer enables proppant loading and productivity in the wellbore.
The application of a comprehensive directional drilling and MWD program sets new single-run RSS drilling record.
An integrated approach drills record ERD well in the Middle East.
The use of AI to monitor subsea operations is growing.
Tool provides evaluation of produced water economics.
A JIP is developing technologies to efficiently power up subsea system operations.
New electronic monobore sliding sleeve offers a step change for unconventional completions.
Vendor sourcing in the energy industry is now powered by online social networking.
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