E&P Magazine - January 2019

Cover Story

Cost And Value Of A Dissolvable Frac Plug

An enabling dialogue lists what a dissolving fracture plug brings to the market.

Hydraulic Fracturing: Locking In Efficiencies

Operational flexibility and efficiencies drive hydraulic fracturing innovations.

Operators Find Efficiencies In Hybrid Fracture Plug Completions

Composite and dissolvable plugs combine for optimal economics.

As I See It

More Bang Than Whimper

As 2018 closed with a flurry of good news, 2019 is set to deliver new discoveries and technologies to the oil and gas industry.

Industry Pulse

Human Behaviors In Well Operations

Safety practices on the drilling floor will improve with better awareness.

Winds Of Change Bring Potential Delays

Will air quality reviews in the Gulf of Mexico get more complicated?

World View

Romania’s Offshore Opportunities Enhanced By Low Royalties, Taxes

A new pipeline will create a new export route for natural gas to European markets.

Executive Q&A

Halliburton Celebrates A Century Of Success

At 100 years old, Halliburton knows how to weather the ups and downs of the industry.

Market Intelligence

Cloudy Outlook For Well Stimulation?

As baseball legend Yogi Berra once said, ‘It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.’

Tough Times For Sand Miners

Disruption comes to the proppant market as low commodity prices cap demand and mining capacity expands rapidly.

Drilling Technologies

Return To Zama

A U.S. independent has commenced an appraisal program at its Sureste Basin Field in Mexico’s Bay of Campeche.

Completions and Production

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

The same challenges the industry worked to solve decades ago are still the ones it faces today.

Digital Solutions

Drive Out Downtime With Data

A reliability-centered maintenance strategy built on asset data can help producers get ahead of failures, improve reliability and reduce risks.

Energy Experts Share Big Data Insights

Experts share their thoughts on the digital transformation underway in the oil and gas industry.

Learning Lessons From Corrosion Incidents

Providing risk visibility through an effective process safety program increases efficiencies.

Shale Solutions

Cement Antifoam Provides High Performance At Low Concentrations

A high-efficiency antifoamer proves success in the field.

Offshore Solutions

Subsea Flowline Remediation Options Provide Operational Flexibility

Alternative approaches enable hydrate and asphaltene blockage remediation in subsea flowlines.

Operator Solutions

Dynamic Fluid Pulsation Improves Post-stimulation Gains

A proven method forces injection fluids outside the path of least resistance through dispersion.

Features

Digitalization In Pressure Testing

New digital technologies greatly improve the safety, efficiency and traceability of pressure testing throughout the life cycle of a well.

Geologically Constrained Velocity Models Improve Field Development

A collaborative best practice can be routinely deployed with huge returns.

Getting Value From Oilfield Produced Water Improves Efficiency

Optimized chemistries help leverage produced water to fracturing fluid.

High-dogleg Severity RSS Provides Cost Savings

A new RSS that features an integrated steering unit and MWD survey package that includes azimuthal gamma ray geosteering delivers results in the Marcellus.

Machine Learning For Better Wells

System enables data conditioning and direct access to curve data.

Potential Of AI-powered Directional Drilling

A system looks to optimize value in directional drilling by minimizing deviation from planned wellbore trajectory, minimizing tortuosity and more.

Removing Dissolved Gas From Produced Water

Pilot tests validate a fouling-resistant degasification technology that eliminates dissolved gas species from produced water.

Top To Bottom—Moving Hydrocarbon Processing To The Ocean Floor

The world’s first subsea processing plant moves closer to crossing the finish line.

Unconventional Report

Bakken Bounces Back

Williston Basin activity has rebounded from the 2014 market crash and production rates are climbing higher.

Regional Report

First Oil And New Discoveries In The North Sea

Discoveries and online operations highlighted year-end 2018 activity as new projects are expected to continue offshore Norway and the U.K.

Tech Trends

Tech Trends

Check out the latest technology innovations in the upstream oil and gas industry.

International Highlights

International Highlights

Check out the latest E&P activity highlights from around the world.

On The Move

On The Move

Check out the latest new hires, promotions, appointments and other company news.

Last Word

What Will Make AI The Killer App For The Subsurface?

Intelligent applications capable of automatically generating new workflows for the subsurface will transform the industry.