October 2014 | Volume 66, Number 10
The Shale Evolution: Zipper Fracture Takes Hold
Hydraulically fracturing and stimulating multiple horizontal wells in sequence has been rapidly adopted by operators because of the potential for production without introducing unwanted risks.
Enhancing Your Career Through Technical Writing and Peer Review
Enhancing Your Career Through Technical Writing and Peer Review Developing good writing skills can boost your career.
Beyond the Headlines: Connecting With Stakeholders
Beyond the Headlines: Connecting With Stakeholders Explaining operations to communities in the western United States.
Management: Industry Challenges Drive the Need for New Business Models
The increasing diversity of oil and gas resources presents technical challenges for customers and, at the same time, opportunities for oilfield services companies.
University R&D Around the World: Part 2
How universities are investing in research and development to meet demand for new technologies in the search for hydrocarbons.
The Role of Sustainable Development Planning in Our Industry
SPE creates a definition of sustainability for the international oil and gas industry.
IPTC Returning to Kuala Lumpur
IPTC Returning to Kuala Lumpur The event will be held in December with the theme of "Innovation and Collaboration: Keys to Affordable Energy"
As Scarcity Hits, Water Tech Flows In
As Scarcity Hits, Water Tech Flows In Over the next few years, water treatment technologies are expected to continue to be deployed in the basin, as drought drives aquifer levels to new lows.
Talent & Technology: Soft Competency Development as a Global Challenge
Talent & Technology: Soft Competency Development as a Global Challenge Soft competencies provide individuals with the ability to manage social, cultural, technical, and environmental expectations.
Guest Editorial: Wanted: A New Type of Business Leader to Fix E&P Asset Developments
Upstream oil and gas companies are leaving millions of dollars on the table through poor project management.
Legends of Artificial Lift—Part 1
Celebrating five individuals and their contributions to the industry.
In response to “The Unfinished Revolution: What is Missing From the E&P Industry’s Move to ‘Big Data’” by Robert K. Perrons and Jesse Jensen (May 2014 JPT).
E&P Emphasis Is Now on the P
At the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference in Denver, discussion revolved around solving problems below ground and above ground.
SPE 2014 International Awards: Recipients Honored at Annual Meeting in Amsterdam
Members who made outstanding contributions to SPE and the petroleum industry will receive special distinction at SPE's annual conference.
Legends of Artificial Lift—Part 2
Technical Papers and Books: Authored or Coauthored by the Legends of Artificial Lift
Legion of Honor
SPE welcomes 128 members into the Legion of Honor, which celebrates 50 years of consecutive membership in the Society.
Legends of Artificial Lift—Part 3
Pumping Oil: 155 Years of Artificial Lift
China Workshop Examines Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs
An SPE Applied Technology Workshop (ATW) on “The Characterization of Effective and Efficient Development of Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs” was held 15-18 June 2014 in Nanjing, China.
New Cement Spacer Chemistry Enhances Removal of Nonaqueous Drilling Fluid
An efficient removal of drilling fluid is essential to successful cementing operations.
Controlling Post-Completion Flow in Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage Wells
The rapid growth of unconventional oil and gas production in the past decade is largely a result of advances in horizontal drilling techniques that allow longer laterals to reach deeper into the formation.
Heavy Oil Venture Testing New Way To Control Flames and Emissions
A major heavy oil producer in California has agreed to test a device that is designed to reduce emissions of smog-producing gases and increase the efficiency of gas burners.
Pad Sites Offer Openings for New Measurement Tools
At the recent Unconventional Resources Technical Conference in Denver, a direct measurement of what is downhole was a theme of new products offered to operators who see the need for more data on what is working, what is not working, and what could be made to work better.
Reusable Filtration Technology Under Development
A new type of organically modified silica glass that can remove a wide variety of oils and contaminants from produced and flowback water is showing promising results as it undergoes field trials.
Mauricio Pestana Rebelo
Offshore Well-Control Manager, Petrobras
Global Production Engineering Advisor, Hess Corporation
With the industry moving forward with exploration and development in the broader categories of unconventional resources globally, it is of paramount importance to assess and improve the different methods and tools for estimating reserves, to establish their accuracy and credibility.
Drilling and Completions Senior Advisor and Team Lead, Chevron Energy Technology Company
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