October E&P magazine

E&P Magazine - October 2019

The October edition of E&P is our special 2019 Permian Playbook issue. Chapters include an overview, key players, technology, midstream, production forecast and case studies.

As I See It

Much Needed Relief On The Way

The passage of a 10-year plan brings billions of dollars to make Permian Basin roads safer.

Industry Pulse

How Grounded AI Could Save $1 Billion in the Permian Water Sector

The booming Permian Basin is a new technological proving ground for America’s energy industry. How can it set itself up for success?

Permian Treasure Maps

The A&D market still has a large toolbox from which to crank deals, but more often it seems to be pulling out standard wrenches when a metric socket would be better suited.

Shale Exec: ‘We’re Always Looking’ to Transact

Chevron is still open to asset transactions as it continues to optimize and grow production in the Permian Basin.

Market Intelligence

Spaced Out

Fewer wells and wider spacing are likely for tight formation development.

Drilling Technologies

Sparking Innovation

The answers to a multitude of societal challenges could lie at the intersection of freshwater and saltwater.

Completions and Production

Will Cube Development Square with Producers?

Large-scale, multiwell pad projects show hits and misses.

Special Report

Changing Paradigm Of The Permian

A study predicts massive industry consolidation and persisting bottlenecks in the Permian Basin.

Dispute Flares Over Flaring In The Permian

Regulators side with producers over midstream but voice concerns over waste.

Long-haul Capacity From The Permian Is Close To Pulling Even With Production

Some overshot is expected, but then a whole new set of pipes may be needed.

New Technology Primed And Prepped For Permian Challenge

Better wells, higher efficiencies and improved logistics are becoming the norm as contractors and operators alike ramp up the development of solutions.

Permian Operators Delivering Strong Production

Permian production continues its market domination.

Permian Poised To Deliver Strong Oil And Gas Production Growth

Compelling returns at $50 WTI portend bright supply picture.

Preventing Cementing Failures With Laboratory Testing

Implementing quantitative oversite can ensure the most costly cementing failures in the Permian are avoided.

Produced Water, Well Interference Challenge Growth In The Permian Basin

Service providers and operators innovate to ensure record production continues.

Producing Unconventional Wells Without Electricity

Gas-lift systems can help operators save a few dollars on their monthly power bill.

Super Lateral Integrates Services To Increase ROI

A Delaware Basin program combined a high-performance drilling fluid system, RSS and drillbits to drill a 3.14-mile lateral.

The Life, Career Of T. Boone Pickens

The longtime oilman, philanthropist, corporate raider and hedge fund owner founded the Pickens Plan for U.S. energy independence and clean energy.

Digital Solutions

Data-driven Operations Improve Equipment Efficiencies

The use of automation and remote monitoring provided a safer, more efficient intervention operation in the Permian Basin.

Digital Transformation Is Here. So, What’s Next?

Study predicts key digital trends that will dominate the energy industry over the next few years.

Tech Watch

Technologies Increasing Ethane Production

Operators in the Permian are looking for new processing systems and technologies that improve NGL recovery and increase ethane production.

Tech Trends

Tech Trends

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

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

Shifting Sands

The integration of the proppant supply chain is key to better well economics.