August 2017 | Volume 69, Number 8
What Happens to Directional Drillers When Computers Are Directing Drillers?
Software that offers turn-by-turn directions for drilling a horizontal well could drastically reduce the number of directional drillers.
Safety: It’s All About Us—The Human Factors Behind the Statistics
Adopting a robust set of Life-Saving Rules can reduce fatalities and lost-time injuries.
ATCE: A Global Crossroads for Innovative Technology
More than 10,000 global industry professionals are expected to attend the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) from 9–11 October in San Antonio, Texas.
ADNOC Case Studies Illustrate Importance of Technology Qualification Process
ADNOC’s authority on technology maturity describes the case studies used to test the company’s new technology qualification process.
Waves are Full of Energy, Sometimes Destructively So
Ocean waves are potential sources of energy that are powerful, often more readily available than wind and solar, and closer to population centers along coastlines.
Solar EOR Firm Looks To Heat Up the Competition
In thermal enhanced oil recovery there is one big ingredient: steam. A new startup from Germany believes it has found the oil industry’s cheapest way to make it.
Growing Range of Renewable Opportunities for Offshore Oil and Gas
The top US wind power official told the offshore upstream sector that it can help build “smaller, leaner, and cheaper" wind turbine farms.
A Passion for Energy Education
SPE member Colin Black has donated countless hours to promoting energy education and helping students on their career paths.
Need a Faster Measure of Relative Permeability? Take a CT Scan and Follow With Digital Rock Analysis
Faster, lower-cost measures of multiphase permeability of conventional reservoirs are promised by a digital rock analysis method developed by BP and Exa, which is marketing software to measure relative permeability.
Research Progresses on Improving Subsea Produced Water Measurement Sensors
Widening the use of subsea separation and produced-water reinjection or discharge systems to unlock oil resources depends on improving subsea water-quality measurement.
Rex Tillerson To Receive World Petroleum Council's Top Award
26 June 2017
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First Oil From Kraken: Offshore Project To Increase UK Production by 15%
30 years after being discovered in the North Sea, this heavy-oilfield is now flowing.
US Crude Oil and Petroleum Products Exports Doubled Over Past 6 Years
The US Energy Information Agency reports that the country is seeing petroleum exports rise across the board and notes serveral drivers for this trend.
H2O Midstream-Encana Deal Highlights Water Management Role in US Shale
In a recent acquisition, H2O Midstream will own and operate Encana’s produced-water gathering system in Howard County, Texas, and will expand it to also serve third parties.
Growing Number of Projects Go Forward, but the Global Backlog Is Still Building
The number of delayed projects getting final investment approvals is rising, but the number not clearing that tough bar is rising as well.
Round Two in Mexico: 10 More Offshore Fields Awarded
The upstream sector for Mexico’s offshore oil and gas fields continues to diversify after its most recent tender.
Shouxiang (Mark) Ma
Senior Consultant, Saudi Aramco
Technical Manager, TechnipFMC
Director of HSE, Athlon Solutions
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