E&P Plus - May 2021
It was the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in summer 2020 when we announced E&P magazine would go fully digital and rebrand as E&P Plus. At the time, receiving printed magazines at your offices was rather difficult given that many of you, like us, had set up shop in home offices. To better serve our readers, we created a new digital version of E&P that could be delivered directly to your email. In addition, the move let us add multimedia content in the form of videos, infographics and more.
It was an innovation for our long-standing print publication brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with a historic oil price crash. But while COVID-19 seems to have turned a corner in the U.S., many of the solutions brought about to deal with it are becoming permanent. That includes remote work habits and the digital preferences of our readers.
You’ve seen E&P in a digital format. You’ve seen it delivered directly to your email. You’ve seen its interoperability with HartEnergy.com and our video center. You told us you want us to keep it that way.
For the past nine months, we’ve teamed with a vendor to produce a new type of E&P as an experiment. But we want to give you even more. So we are simplifying the delivery to direct E&P readers to HartEnergy.com, where we will house the content in a branded E&P section for easy-to-find content. And we’ll be delivering more of the same great content you’ve come to know from our same cadre of editors and writers and, of course, extensive contributions from the industry.
Beginning in June, we will cease publishing this experimental version of E&P Plus you have been reading and replace it with an HTML newsletter under the original E&P brand. The content you receive in this new newsletter will be the same original content you receive now, only more of it.
Avid readers of E&P have watched this publication go through an evolution since its first issue in the late 1990s. Like the technology developers of the oil and gas industry, we’re not afraid to push the envelope and make things better and more efficient as time goes on.
E&P isn’t going anywhere, except directly to your inbox. We look forward to continuing to serve the industry and, as always, I welcome your feedback on our latest endeavor.
—Len Vermillion, Editorial Director
In this issue
AS I SEE IT
Digitalization: A guide to building a legacy
COMPANY SPOTLIGHTFrank’s International on safety and digitalization
EXPLORATION: MARINE SEISMIC
Increasing efficiency and reducing total cost of ownership in H2S management
PRODUCTION: FLOW CONTROL/MONITORING
Optimizing data acquisition to reduce maintenance costs
As I See It
From Hart Energy's Editorial Director: E&P's Next Chapter
Keeping up with the trends, a change in distribution is coming soon.
E&P Plus Cover Story: Digitalization—A Guide to Building a Legacy
Industry leaders Chevron, Devon Energy and Hibernia Resources showcase how the integration of intelligent infrastructure can be a transformative business strategy for long-term success.
E&P Plus Company Spotlight: Frank’s International on Safety and Digitalization
President & CEO Michael Kearney discusses its upcoming Expro combination, automated solutions and the industry’s long-term focus.
E&P Plus: Derisking Presalt Prospectivity in the Deepwater Campos Basin
Improved velocity model accuracy affords improved image quality, illumination and depth accuracy of the subsurface structures found within the presalt play.
E&P Plus: Increasing Efficiency and Reducing Total Cost of Ownership in H2S Management
Scavenger helps maintain product stability and enables carbon management.
E&P Plus: Maintaining High Metrological Performance for the Life of the Well
A cost-efficient approach to expanding the flowmeter operating envelope for wells in production decline.
E&P Plus: Measuring Well Performance
Improving drawdown management with automated analysis can enable efficiencies and cost savings.
E&P Plus: Optimizing Data Acquisition to Reduce Maintenance Costs
Developments in hydrographic survey technology can support the growing demand for ad hoc marine surveys in and around offshore wind farms.
On The Move
E&P Plus May 2021: On the Move
Check out the latest appointments, retirements and promotions as well as other company highlights.
E&P Plus Last Word: Targeting Natural Gas Emission Reductions
Performance-based guidelines are key to reducing methane emissions.