E&P Magazine - June 2019
The cover story for the June issue of E&P focuses on completions. Other features cover reservoir characterization, drillpipe, proppant logistics, surface systems and ROVs/AUVs. This issue also includes a special section on perforating systems (an overview and a technology showcase). The unconventional report focuses on the Marcellus-Utica, and the regional report covers Southeast Asia.
As I See It
Five years after the downturn in oil prices, new strategies emerged that enabled the oil and gas industry to succeed amid investor uncertainty.
The industry is under the microscope as it cautiously prepares for an upturn.
ADNOC survey findings reveal that the oil and gas industry faces stiff competition in attracting young talent.
The Shale Gale did more than set the global oil markets on their collective ear; it created an imbalance in the OFS segment.
Completions and Production
There’s lots of oil out there, but the industry needs to improve recovery rates to gain the full benefit.
With increased drilling rig efficiency and longer laterals, the horizontal environment has changed the nature of the perforating business.
The oil and gas industry needs to shift its approach to the adoption and deployment of digital technologies.
Automation as a service boosts production, improves safety and increases operational efficiency.
Production enhancements of up to 20% are achievable using PLA-diversion best practices.
Advances in air pollution modeling technology are making their way into industry regulatory requirements, and operators should have a working knowledge of the complexity and demands of these tools.
A new device combines two nondestructive testing methods into one for improved offshore platform rope access inspections.
Digitized systems help companies capture and better understand HSE incidents.
Improvements in laboratory testing are helping to better determine perforation damage.
A redesigned system meets the safety and operational needs of modern completion designs.
A high-performance drillpipe can save on costs through its life cycle.
A pilot test of six reservoir software platforms using the RESQML standard improves data integration between platforms.
Frac sand logistics evolve to address growing operational and economic objectives.
Technological advancements of AUVs and ROVs are making waves as the energy industry equips them to dive deeper.
Program identifies the status of product and rail cars during the delivery process.
New pipelines in 2018 added much-needed takeaway capacity for the Appalachian Basin shale gas, ensuring continued growth in the region.
As IOCs exit the area, regional operators look to stem the tide of declining production.
Rate limiting control devices optimize reservoir sweep.
On The Move
The latest new hires, appointments and promotions as well as new company office and facility locations and major mergers and acquisitions.