mature assets

E&P Magazine - August 2018

Gannet Rising

Innovation keeps mature assets soaring longer

As I See It

Winds Of Change

Kaikias, more than just the Greek god of the northeast wind, sees first oil in the GoM.

Cover Story

Achieving More With Less

The use of a QRA helps improve risk-related decision-making.

Getting Lean And Mean In Malaysia

A company realized that some 50% of the country’s well inventory was idle, so it set out to arrest Malaysia’s production decline rate.

Getting More From A Gannet

A shift in focus has one North Sea operator getting more out of existing fields.

Giving New Life To Artificial Lift In Mature Fields

A compact, powerful motor extends ESP applicability in marginal wells.

World View

Embracing Full-scale Digitalization

Digital proponents promote industrywide adoption of digital technologies.

Industry Pulse

Harnessing The Power Of The Digital Army

Machine learning and AI are enabling the discovery of new solutions to help make the petroleum industry safer and more competitive.

Market Intelligence

Oil Market Intelligence: Completing Effectively

Improving completion effectiveness through engineered well construction.

Drilling Technologies

‘Keep It In The Ground’ Is Not An Option

Energy—in all forms—is essential to human progress.

Completions and Production

Setting The Stage For Gas

A recent report suggested companies are shifting their focus to gas projects.

Digital Solutions

Executing Complex CT Operations

Continuous modeling software advances create new opportunities.

Shale Solutions

Well Design With Intelligent Data

Tailored drilling software and optimization services offer cost-effective options.

Offshore Solutions

Making The Connection

An enhanced connector improves structural integrity and fatigue performance on a GoM fixed-platform installation.

Specialized Seals For Subsea Systems

As the subsea industry continues to evolve to help meet the demands of oilfield operators, there is a great need for innovative sealing technology.

Operator Solutions

Improving Service Quality Of Wireline-run Cement Plug Operations

An enhanced slurry performance can lead to optimized services.

Setting New Standards For Well Interventions

Models and downhole sensors help measure the debris removal effectiveness of the instrumented wireline intervention service.


Chasing The Curve

A new algorithm targets optimal gas injection rates.

Determining Dynamic Biot’s Coefficient For Unconventionals

A Barnett Shale case study demonstrated the value of estimating dynamic Biot’s coefficient from well logs using rock physics.

Digitally Reducing Bit Steering Inaccuracies

An automated bit guidance system delivers improvement in directional drilling performance.

Establishing True Geomechanical Integration

Leverage software to reduce risk, improve safety and add value.

In-basin Frack Sand Signals A Shift In Logistics

As in-basin sand use grows in the Permian Basin, the race is on to deliver sand quickly and efficiently.

Optimizing Frack Sand’s Last Mile

Technologies are streamlining frack sand logistics with shorter wait times, reduced costs and smaller pad footprints.

Remote Operations Face Sea Change As Technology Moves Apace

Operating oil and gas sites at a distance is attractive for producers due to the potential safety and cost benefits.

Stopping The Sand

Technology manages solids production in artificial lift wells.

Unlocking Production With Multilateral Wells

The combination of directional drilling and MWD technologies made horizontal drilling more manageable and wells more productive.

Unconventional Report

Alaska North Slope: Next Frontier For Unconventionals

ANS and ANWR are primed for development.

Tech Watch

Digitalization Offers New Horizons In Flow Measurement

Digital technology opens new possibilities that could transform the future of multiphase flow measurement applications.

Tech Trends

Tech Trends

Check out the latest products and services in the upstream oil and gas sector.

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

Fed Survey Looks Positive For Oil, Gas Labor Market

The ‘help wanted’ sign is out for skilled workers to fill vacancies created during the market downturn.