E&P Magazine - April 2019
This month's cover story focuses on frac sand and logistics. Other features cover drilling fluids and oilfield chemicals, sliding sleeves, flow assurance, and subsea trees. This issue also includes an automation and data technology showcase. The unconventional report focuses on the Permian Basin, and the regional report covers South America.
In pursuit of the lowest cost and most efficient option, there’s been a shift away from Northern white sand from mines in northern states to regional, or in-basin, sand from mines closer to home.
As I See It
The solutions for the energy challenges of tomorrow will require creativity and diversity.
Shale’s lure of quick returns has put EOR on the bench, but some companies prefer the long game.
Advancements in digital systems deliver value while transforming an industry.
Well interference has become problematic in oil and gas. Will data-driven analysis via artificial intelligence provide a solution?
The year is shaping up to be a solid one of transition for the offshore sector.
Completions and Production
Larger completions and tighter well spacing give rise to the industry’s reservoir management challenge.
In this special section, E&P highlights some of the latest products and technologies for upstream oil and gas and looks at how they will benefit companies in their ongoing search for improved production and more effective operating techniques.
Can physics-based predictive analytics outperform a human reservoir engineer?
New mobile simulator replicates range of operational platforms and elements for improved training.
A new liquid sealing material helps to restore the wellbore area to its original condition and improve the success rate of refracturing.
High-performing coatings for internal surfaces of production tubing have been developed and successfully demonstrated in the field.
Manufactured from renewable and nontoxic materials, new ashphaltene dispersants meet strict regulatory requirements.
Diagnostics system delivers economic value through an asset’s life cycle.
Leading analysts forecast increasing and steady demand for subsea equipment.
An organophilic clay-free, nonaqueous drilling fluid system achieves success in the Permian Basin.
Mitigating erosion in high-proppant completions is a key factor in maximizing recovery.
Multi-open-close system improves economics in challenging North Sea wells.
Once late to the Permian party, two supermajors are poised for significant ramp-ups in production from the Permian Basin.
Brazil has the potential for a 70% oil production increase by 2035, but is it likely?
Leading producers find new resource plays offshore Guyana and Brazil.
On The Move
Check out the latest new hires, appointments and promotions as well as new company office and facility openings.