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E&P Magazine - September 2019

In the September issue of E&P, the cover story focuses on production. This month's features cover seismic advances, multilaterals/extended reach, proppants, production chemicals and subsea valves. This issue also includes an SPE ATCE technology showcase. The unconventional report focuses on the Eagle Ford, and the regional report covers the Arctic. 

As I See It

Permian Team-up

Companies continue a decades-long relationship in a new joint venture.

Cover Story

Alternative Gas-lift Design For Unconventional Wells

Make more fluid with less gas.

Scaling Up

Multiwell pad production takes center stage.

World View

Game Of Drones: The Unmanned Future Of The Industry

Drones are capable of increasing operational efficiency if companies successfully manage captured data and minimize flight risks.

Industry Pulse

Geology Camp Gives Educators Field Experience

A two-week G-Camp visited noted geology sites throughout the American Southwest.

Market Intelligence

Electric Fracturing Awaits Better Times

Well stimulation service providers wait to flip the switch on replacing legacy equipment.

Drilling Technologies

Extending Riser Life

A new process reduces costs and lost time associated with MODU drilling riser inspections through the use of life-cycle condition-based monitoring.

Completions and Production

Planning For Production In A Cost-cutting Environment

To maintain production, operators must drill new wells or optimize production on their existing ones.

Special Report

SPE ATCE Technology Showcase: Conference To Highlight Latest Industry Trends, Newest Technologies

ATCE brings thousands of E&P professionals together, features more than 300 technical presentations and offers 80-plus conference sessions.

Digital Solutions

The Digital Knowledge Platform

System helps achieve a post-digital era for oil and gas companies.

When Big Data Is Too Small

Large and small producers that are looking to automation can benefit from the broad expertise of specialists instead of creating systems in-house.

Shale Solutions

Designing A Frac Sand Warehouse

Operators need a comprehensive evaluation of their completion program to select the optimal wellsite and last-mile equipment.

Operator Solutions

Fine-tuning The Power For Energy Efficiency

Operators can change how they plan power consumption via a process power simulator.

Platform Enables Real-time Troubleshooting

A new diagnostics tool establishes a communication link between rig equipment to help rig personnel achieve higher levels of safety and reduce risk.


A Comparison Of Northern White Versus In-basin Sand

An analysis of efficiencies and permeability shows benefits of Northern white sand.

A Hybrid Concept For Actuating Subsea Valves

A new concept combines electromechanics and electrohydraulics in a compact unit for deepsea applications.

An Analysis Of Fine-mesh Proppant

Innovations in 200 mesh sand gain traction among operators.

Demanding Environment Drives Continual Evolution In RSS And Drilling Practices

Operators and service companies work together to push the limits of technology while drilling better quality wellbores and more productive wells.

Going Deep

Operators are applying new PDC bit technology to combine sections and drill record wells.

Investment In Seismic Initiatives De-risks Atlantic Canada’s Offshore

Leading-edge technologies are creating a more precise picture of a promising petroleum frontier.

Next-Generation System Mitigates Iron Sulfide

New chemistries and technologies allow operators to consolidate operational water footprint and costs.

Producing Results

Well maintenance and stimulation are key considerations in today’s landscape.

Salt Interpretation For Depth Imaging In The GoM

Salt imaging has significantly improved throughout its evolution.

Treating Oil Ahead Of The Market

Emulsion breaker performance is improved by understanding fluids and system dynamics.

Unconventional Report

Eagle Ford Soars On

The Eagle Ford Shale play continues to deliver a steady supply of resources.

Regional Report

Exploring Riches Under The Arctic

While few parts of the Arctic are seeing an uptick in exploration activity, most countries are making slow progress.

Tech Watch

Shaking Out A New Application For A Proven System

Novel use of a friction reduction system in fishing applications enables time and cost savings versus traditional methods.

Tech Trends

Tech Trends

Check out the latest products and services for the upstream oil and gas industry. 

Activity Highlights

International Highlights

Check out the activity highlights from E&P projects across the world. 

On The Move

On The Move

Check out the latest new hires, appointments and promotions as well as new company office and facility openings.

Last Word

The Next Level Of Efficiency

Integrated projects in the offshore oil and gas industry are on the rise.