E&P Magazine - January 2020
The January issue of E&P focuses on fracturing advances. Other features cover processing and interpretation, MPD/UBD, plugs, sand/water flowback management and floating production. This issue also includes an SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Conference technology showcase as well as our 2020 Energy Innovators honorees. The unconventional report focuses on the Midcontinent.
As I See It
Can U.S. shale hit the gas on its crude oil production at a moment’s notice?
Permian Basin production rates are compared for Northern white and in-basin proppant types.
The dialing in of optimal completion designs by operators is keeping sand and water providers busy right-sizing their logistical response.
The challenge confronting the industry involves ensuring there is sufficient demand for the gas that the industry produces.
Amid a looming talent crisis and an aging workforce, the energy industry must adopt new strategies to attract fresh talent.
E&P’s new Energy Innovators program spotlights the oil and gas industry’s leading inventors, leaders and thinkers.
An aging workforce and increased competition for tomorrow’s technical talent have left the oil and gas industry nervous about its future.
Midcontinent E&P companies reduce well intensity to generate economic returns.
Completions and Production
Improved optimization could enhance the returns sought by oil and gas investors.
Deepwater Gulf of Mexico is set for another year of record oil production while U.S. regulators explore ways to prevent the stranding of resources on the shelf.
Innovators in the hydraulic fracturing space to highlight technological advances at upcoming SPE conference.
The digital capabilities that can make a company more competitive can also protect its oil and gas operations from cyber threats.
Downhole adjustable motor addresses directional drilling challenges for shale operators.
New-generation downhole motor delivers increased horsepower, torque and durability to drill the curve and lateral in one run and drill extended-lateral sections.
New tools offer E&P operators improved means of managing risk and ensuring productivity while maintaining stringent HSE standards.
Cost-effective technologies available for completion engineers rapidly interpret data and make real-time decisions, much like their drilling counterparts.
Machine learning algorithms allow post-frac companies to develop automation capabilities to take action for abnormal conditions.
The evolution of frac plugs has helped producers go to new lengths while reducing operational time and risk.
Modern frac plugs have enabled the successful completion of extended-reach wells.
A liquid additive is helping wells in the Permian Basin outperform offset wells.
Software combines static and dynamic modeling in a single program launched by one executable file.
A digitally enabled floating production buoy concept provides opportunities to exploit marginal fields in the U.K. North Sea and farther afield.
As activity in the Vaca Muerta Shale continues, oil and gas operators should consider managed pressure drilling for all wells.
The Scoop and Stack plays are still in the money but only with improved well spacing and effective management of frac-driven interactions.
A new downhole safety valve will create an improved well control tool for cable-deployed ESPs retrofitted to production wells.
Check out the latest products and services for the upstream oil and gas industry including technology to cut carbon emissions by BP and a new tool combining AI and machine learning.
On The Move
Check out the latest new hires, appointments and promotions as well as new company office and facility openings.
While radical in its nature, an oil and gas operator’s commitment to data sharing is the key to huge savings across the industry.