October 2015 | Volume 67, Number 10
Guest Editorial: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Customization
While some standardization makes sense, it is important for the industry to implement cost-effective supply chain practices to efficiently deliver customization when it improves efficiency and increases production.
01 October 2015 |
Seismic Data: Looking for Oil From More Angles
New seismic data gathering techniques promise better images for less by gathering more data quicker, seeing past obstructions, and seeking out scarce frequencies.
Artificial Lift Experts Warn of Long-Term Production Issues in Horizontal Wells
A panel of experts says US shale producers need to rethink their drilling and completion designs as problems mount for horizontal wells when they go on pump. Hanging in the balance is whether long-term production from many shale wells will be achievable.
Q&A: Mario Ruscev, CTO, Baker Hughes
The chief technology officer tells why he is optimistic about the current oil price situation, how the market downturn could be an ideal opportunity for innovation and slashing costs, and what major technology trends will be expected in the near future.
University Research and Development Steady in Industry Downturn
Sustained low oil prices have not yet had a significant effect on many universities’ research and development programs. For now, money allocated by the oil and gas industry in previous years is still available for many institutions.
Seismic Data: The Hunger for the Lowest Frequencies Takes Data Gathering in New Directions
The word “broadband” is used to sell a lot of what is new in offshore seismic. It can mean different things depending on who is speaking.
Seismic Data: Intractable Problem and Big Payoff Sell a Seismic Acquisition Innovation
Developing the Mad Dog discovery appeared to be high-risk because of the difficulty in mapping the subsurface because of the thick layer of salt underlying the region.
Seismic Data: Faster, Better Seismic Surveys by Making Many Sounds at Once
Companies are using an increasing number of sound shots to gather more data in a shorter time frame.
Balancing Artificial Lift, Chemical Injection To Achieve Production Goals Over Life of Well
Production engineers are often asked to manage both the artificial lift (AL) system and the upstream chemical injection program for a project.
Ambient Seismic Imaging Throughout the Unconventional Field’s Life Cycle
Newly developed ambient seismic imaging methods provide valuable information throughout the life cycle of an unconventional field.
Eulogio Del Pino
01 October 2015
Eulogio Del Pino, SPE, has been appointed head of Venezuela’s oil ministry. He currently serves as p.......Read More
In Memoriam: Edward E. Horton III
01 October 2015
Edward E. Horton III, SPE, died on 13 August 2015 at the age of 87. He was known for his contributio.......Read More
A Biotech Answer to a Driller’s Problem
A biotechnology company from the San Francisco Bay Area is selling a futuristic solution to an old problem: lubricating drill bits grinding though rock.
Argentina Remains Out of Reach for Smaller Players
After offering incentives to international operators last year to drill in Argentina, the country still has more work to do in attracting foreign investment.
Unconventional Technology Gains Exceed Expectations, but Low Prices Offer a Stern Test
Oil markets displayed their manic-depressive side in August, dropping to around USD 40/bbl early and jumping back to near USD 50/bbl at month’s end.
India to Auction 69 Fields on Revenue-Sharing Model
India has unveiled a plan to auction 69 small and marginal oil and gas fields with estimated proved reserves of 89 million tons of oil equivalent to local and foreign investors.
Maria A. Capello
Executive Adviser, Kuwait Oil Company
Global Production Engineering Adviser, Hess Corporation
Petroleum Engineer, Frontender Corporation
Drilling and Completions Senior Adviser and Team Lead, Chevron Energy Technology Company
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