December 2017 | Volume 69, Number 12
After Drop in Activity, Haynesville Shale Sees Resurgence
After a drop in drilling activity in recent years, the Haynesville shale has become a hot area for natural gas production in the US, and companies are looking to bolster their positions in the area.
Climate Change: Why Oil and Gas Must Join the Debate
Public perceptions matter. The industry needs to take a proactive and solution-centric position with respect to the Paris Agreement and join the battle for the clean and affordable kilowatts of energy the markets will increasingly favor.
Stressed About Production? Consider a Chemical Cocktail
Early field tests suggest chemical treatments may be able to significantly increase production from unconventional formations.
SPE Annual Conference Highlights Sustainability, Disruptive Technologies
More than 8,300 professionals from 60 countries attended the 2017 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, which was held in October in San Antonio, Texas.
The Industry of the Future: What Does It Look Like?
A look at how policy, future workforce perception, and industry standards will shape energy companies in the near and distant future.
An Interview With Ecuador’s Minister of Hydrocarbons Carlos Pérez Garcia
Carlos Pérez Garcia, Ecuador’s Minister of Hydrocarbons, discussed the direction of his country’s upstream oil development effort in a recent interview with JPT.
Lowering Adoption Barriers to MPD—Land and Sea
In the past, most wells have been drilled using conventional methods, but the landscape is changing as economic pressures have forced the drilling industry to refocus.
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Largest Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Announced
The largest Gulf of Mexico lease sale in history is designed to jump-start offshore activity.
Accidental Discovery: Bitumen Pellets for Heavy Oil Transport
Researchers at the University of Calgary have developed a solid pellet that can transport bitumen and heavy oil by railcar instead of pipelines.
Jones Energy CEO Tells of Company’s Transformation
At the recent Leaders in Industry luncheon in Houston, Jonny Jones told the interesting story of how Jones Energy grew from a small private entity to a company whose shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
BHGE Shares Strategy for Integration of Services, Products, and Digital Platforms
BHGE shared its plans for the integration of its services, products, and digital platforms for upstream to downstream applications.
Greg Horton / Barbara Pribyl
Retired / Reserves and Resources Manager, Santos
Drilling Engineering Senior Adviser, Chevron
Bit Technology and Bottomhole Assemblies
Bottomhole assemblies (BHAs), as part of the drilling system, have dominating effects on the functionality and effectiveness of other system components. BHA design, usage, and monitoring must promote drilling-system compatibility, efficiency, and reliability.
Syed A. Ali
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