E&P Magazine - July 2019
In the July issue of E&P, the cover story focuses on shale technologies. This issue also includes the annual shale technology showcase. Other features cover geomechanics, drillbits, hydraulic fracturing and production optimization. The unconventional report focuses on the Denver-Julesburg Basin, and the regional report covers East Africa.
As I See It
The next generation of energy innovators stands ready to tackle the next generation of energy challenges.
Efficiencies and cost reductions make water treatment and use of produced water more accepted.
The ability to change from a single-deck to a multiple-deck unit in the field eliminates the need to change out the complete shaker system to gain increased capacity.
The oil and gas industry has come far in its understanding of the unconventional subsurface, but there is still much to learn about shale’s tightly kept secrets.
Amid new lows in permeability, biodegradable frac diverters lift production and lower completion costs.
Declining returns and growing demand for cleaner energy and sustainable products are impacting stakeholder trust in oil and gas companies.
Application-specific bit and cutter designs improve performance in Woodford application.
Upgrading the fleet, automation and more are delivering improved drilling efficiencies, reduced costs and faster times to first oil offshore.
Completions and Production
Improved cost structures and technology innovations have led to prolonged production lives for offshore projects.
In this special section, E&P highlights some of the latest products and technologies for shale development and looks at how they will benefit companies in their ongoing search for improved production and more effective operating techniques.
A new monitoring service locates microseismic and strain events in real time.
With roots in oil and gas, one company aims to turn water data into high-value solutions to answer big questions.
A new compact tool provides an alternative intervention solution to conventional options.
Leveraging a digital twin for integrated reservoir and production management delivers results.
Intelligent completion networks help open up new sources of downhole information.
Production optimization is a multivariable problem, and operators have options to solve it.
A new plug design cuts completion costs and reduces time to production.
Curve drilling performance is targeted through customized PDC toolface and side-cutting design.
A new LWD high-resolution ultrasonic imaging tool helps mitigate nonproductive time and deliver optimized wells.
Adaptable fluids are needed for high-rate, high-pressure frac jobs.
Design helps eliminate failure modes of the ESP protector components.
Real-time drilling dynamics data demonstrate technology’s effectiveness for sustained drilling performance improvement.
Production performance changes due to the interaction between parent and child wells can be modeled using the microseismic-derived fracture permeability values in a reservoir model.
Fears of future regulations in Colorado mobilized operators at year-end 2018 to secure permits rather than take a ‘wait and see’ approach.
New exploration frontiers give hope to the region’s offshore market.
Intrinsic cybersecurity, open standards and Moore’s law have converged to enable a new era of wellsite productivity improvement.
On The Move
Check out the latest new hires, appointments and promotions as well as new company office and facility openings.
These simple steps will help the industry achieve value from the digital rig.
The E&P editors and staff proudly presented the winners of the 2019 Special Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation in May at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.