E&P Magazine - September 2018

This month, E&P's cover story features insights from several operators and service providers who talk about their current production strategies and how they address some of the challenges they face, including parent/child well interactions and long-term production strategies.

As I See It

The Final Push Begins

With just four months left in 2018, operators are looking to exit the year flush with fresh production.

Cover Story

Shifting The Focus To Optimized Production

Operators see opportunities for production gains in legacy wells, refracturing and data analytics.

World View

Operators Ditch ‘Pump And Pray’ Mantra

Senior technology leaders at URTeC 2018 discussed how to get improved results in unconventional reservoirs and automation’s effect on the workplace.

Industry Pulse

Shale’s Radically Changing Workforce

The labor force of the future will combine essential domain knowledge with digital savviness.

Market Intelligence

A Tiger In The Tank

A Goldilocks solution can lead to greater well density and improved reservoir recovery.

Exploration Technologies

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Seismic Interpreters?

AI can speed up seismic processing and interpretation, but it is still not an exact science. Companies are working to solve the hiccups.

Drilling Technologies

Staying Ahead Of The Decline Curve

Lost in the news of record-breaking production and impressive rig counts is the increasing rate of decline in production in the Permian Basin.

Completions and Production

The Right Recipe For The Rockies

Enhanced completion designs and improved economics draw investments to the D-J Basin.

Special Report

SPE ATCE To Highlight Emerging Technologies

Companies at SPE’s annual technical conference and exhibition will be showcasing new products and services.

Digital Solutions

Monitoring Riser And Wellhead Fatigue

Systems provide field measurements of drilling riser and wellhead stress in real time.

Predicting Equipment Maintenance Through Modeling

Platform enables operators to better optimize maintenance needs.

Shale Solutions

Longer Laterals Push Connection Innovations Farther

Challenging reservoirs requiring longer laterals drive demand for improved semipremium connections.

Operator Solutions

Shifting From Efficient To Effective Field Facility Solutions

Modularized production systems streamline field installations.

Taking A Focus On Packing

A new packing system cuts maintenance time in half for fracturing operations.


Clearer Downhole Picture Emerges

An LWD service provides operators with reservoir insight before, during and after the drilling operation illuminates and maps ultradeep reservoir and fluid boundaries in the wellbore.

Impacting Proppant Coating Performance

Different sand factors affect coating selection and application to achieve effective silica dust control.

Maximizing The Potential Of MWD And LWD

New service offers flexibility to switch between electromagnetic and mud pulse telemetry modes.

Meeting The Challenges Of Deepwater Pipeline Inspection

Expanding the toolbox provides the best technologies for the job.

Paraffin Remediation For Mature Fields

Biochemical-based treatments are transforming paraffin maintenance into a documented revenue generator.

Pipeline Inspection Takes The Plunge

A subsea CT scanning system enables operators to overcome inspection challenges.

Proppant Flowback Control Additive Has Success In The Field

An operator controls proppant flowback by utilizing a new liquid additive.

Sands Of Time

A proppant silo system increases efficiency and storage capacity.

Using CSEM In West Africa To De-risk A Prospect

Seismic is not always a standalone tool in stratigraphic traps.

Unconventional Report

No Signs Of Slowing The Marcellus-Utica

Appalachia gas production continues its record-breaking climb.

Tech Watch

Integrated Packages For The Marine Construction Market

Synchronization of systems offers automation capabilities.

Tech Trends

Tech Trends

Check out the latest technologies and services for 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

Maintaining Margins, Limiting Risk And Leveraging Technology During Growth

The use of a third-party consulting company can help ensure an E&P company’s continued success.