Emissions , Drilling , Digital Oilfield

Reducing Emissions and Improving Safety with IoT Systems

More companies are starting to invest in IoT technologies and services as a way to reduce costs and methane emissions.

November 22, 2021

Exploration & Production , Drilling

Metal Expandable Packer Drills a Multilateral Well Within a Highly Permeable Reservoir

The MEP Welltec Annular Barrier drilled and completed a multilateral well with two different legs, eliminating opex and nonproductive rig time.

November 22, 2021

Exploration & Production , Drilling , Digital Oilfield

Opinion: No More Early Retirement for Oil Fields

Reviving and extending old fields is more cost effective and environmentally friendly than drilling.

November 21, 2021


Drilling Fluid Advances: Tagging Technology Improves Mud Logging Process

Saudi Aramco's NanoTags—winners of a 2021 Meritorious Award of Engineering Innovation—have been designed for drill cuttings depth accuracy. 

November 16, 2021

Drilling , Completions

Tech Trends (Week of Nov. 15, 2021)

This weekly section highlights the latest upstream technologies designed to improve efficiencies.

November 15, 2021

Drilling , Mergers

Oil Drillers Noble, Maersk to Combine in $3.4 Billion Merger

The combined company is expected to reap annual cost savings of $125 million and it will take Noble Corp.’s name and be headquartered in Houston.

November 10, 2021

Exploration & Production , Drilling

Advanced Drilling Technologies Helping to Drive Down Costs

Autonomous and predictive drilling helps increase efficiencies, resulting in improved margins.

November 2, 2021

Unconventional , Shale Plays , Drilling

Chesapeake Energy Selects Nabors as Preferred Driller Across its Shale Assets

Chesapeake Energy and Nabors said they are teaming up to innovate and accelerate the deployment of technology to drive the next wave of operational safety, efficiency and environmental performance gains.

October 29, 2021

Exploration & Production , Shale Plays , Drilling

Private Permian Basin Operators Take Center Stage as Oil Price Soars

With oil prices nearing pre-pandemic levels, private players in the Permian Basin are ramping up drilling.  

October 26, 2021

Drilling , Completions , Logistics

Tech Trends (Week of Oct. 25, 2021)

This weekly section highlights the latest upstream technologies designed to improve efficiencies.

October 25, 2021