E&P Magazine - June 2018

This month’s E&P cover story focuses on advancements in completions and the types of systems and tools that are enabling producers to set production records and lead the industry out of its downturn. TGT Oilfield Services reports on how creating reservoir profiles can enable better well and field management decisions, while Liberty Oilfield Services shares how physics-based multivariate analysis helps optimize completions. Finally, Quantico pushes forward the trend toward digitalization by addressing how subsurface artificial intelligence systems can transform well completions.

It remains to be seen what, if any, the limit to completion efficiencies might be, but industry innovators are seizing the opportunity market conditions have afforded them. The features in this month’s cover story give an inside glimpse into a few of those innovations.

As I See It

Offshore Charts New Course

Knowledge sharing ensures the offshore oil and gas industry is leaner and meaner in 2018.

Cover Story

Completing The Cycle

Enhanced designs increase well productivities.

Elevate Well Performance With Through-barrier Diagnostics

Creating reservoir flow profiles can enable better well and field management decisions.

Leveraging Statistical Analysis For Economic Efficiencies

A study of the Middle Bakken showed how physics-based multivariate analysis helps completion optimization.

Transforming Well Completions Through AI

Subsurface AI systems can help maximize efficiencies.

World View

Chevron Touts Both Permian, Deep Water

The oil major sees deep water as a material part of its overall upstream portfolio.

Industry Pulse

Safety Training Should Be Standard At Every Company

New online options ensure greater access to training.

Sustaining The Oil, Gas Industry’s Health Through Innovation Sharing

Technology transfer programs can fill the R&D need for small to midsize companies.

Market Intelligence

Truck Driver Shortage Threatens Pace Of Permian Oil Production Growth

Regulatory and recruitment headwinds are hitting oilfield trucking in a time of rising demand.

Drilling Technologies

Efforts Quickly Accelerate In The Guyana-Suriname Basin

The promise of big discoveries offshore South America is set to continue for years to come.

Completions and Production

Meeting Production Expectations

Study shows improvements might be needed in appraisal programs.

Offshore Advances

Robots Poised To Change The Face Of Offshore Operations

New technologies are rapidly taking on traditionally ‘human’ tasks.

Digital Solutions

Driving The Adoption And The Future Of Operational Excellence

An industry survey shows increasing use of digitalization to ensure smoother operations.

Securing The Software-driven Fully Networked Digital Oil Field

The first step in winning the cyber threat war is being prepared.

Shale Solutions

A Clearer Picture Of Fracture Networking Emerges

An approach seeks to develop a better understanding of completion designs in the natural fracture network of the Permian Basin’s Wolfcamp Formation.

Offshore Solutions

Offshore Project Updates At OTC

Shell shares Malikai update while Exxon Mobil offers Hebron report.

Smarter Subsea Standardization

An enhanced subsea system enables capital-efficient, flexible field development.

Operator Solutions

Automation, Monitoring System Used To Manage Wellsite Operation In Real Time

The need for more data processing capability and communication flexibility has led to the development of hybrid technology to do more for less.


Advances In 4-D Towed-streamer Seismic

New technologies enable better repeatability and imaging.

Drilling Intelligently

Drillpipe incorporates coaxial cable to enable data-driven decisions.

Optimized Epoxy Resin For Well Intervention

A new multicomponent resin offers operators an alternative method for well barrier creation and repair.

Real-time Intervention Insights

Intervention system revives well production at reduced risks through data-driven decisions.

Reducing Topside Complexity In Offshore Gas Conditioning Facilities

A smaller topside footprint is made possible with a single-unit system.

RLWI Gains

Riserless light well intervention technology is still talked about as if it’s a new technology, despite the first campaign being run in 1987. The technology’s possibilities are ever-expanding.

Sleeve Evolution Helps Minimize Stimulation Risk, Reduce Costs

Advances in sliding sleeve technology drive efficiency and keep pace with growing completion program requirements.

Strategies For High-resolution Towed-streamer Acquisition For Shallow Targets

High-resolution data, dense spatial sampling and near-offset/near-angle information are key elements for success.

Unconventional Report

Permian Basin Continues To Lead US Production Gains

Innovations in completions and the region’s high oil content factor into favorable economics and output growth.

Tech Watch

Setting A New Standard For SSSVs

An industry partnership responds to changing industry needs with new SSSV design.

Tech Trends

Tech Trends

Check out the latest technologies and services for the upstream oil and gas 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 new hires, promotions and other company news.

Last Word

Taking Up The Mantle Of Technology Leadership

An industry alliance is blending specialist expertise and novel technologies to improve oil and gas production performance.