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Panel: Methane Emissions Need To Be an Industry Priority
The oil and gas industry is not the largest emitter of methane, but addressing the emissions still needs to be a priority, a recent panel said. Incentivizing lower emissions, following best practices, and creating transparency are key to bringing about this change.
UPDATE: Judge Denies Stay for Dakota Access Pipeline Shutdown Order
Energy Transfer said if a stay was not granted it would pursue a stay and expedited appeal with the Court of Appeals
Head of Chevron Technology Ventures on the Realities of Investing Amid a Pandemic
Barbara Burger says the key interest areas for the supermajor’s portfolio of startup investments remains unchanged despite a new industry downturn. However, the environment is tighter and the way in which deals are made has already seen notable change.
Have Oil Sands Producers Found an On-Off Switch for Their Wells?
When oil demand vaporized, oil sands producers cut 300,000 B/D of production from wells using steam injection to produce bitumen. It is a huge test of something they have long been reluctant to do—turn down in-situ production when prices plunge.
Saudi Arabia/Kuwait Neutral Zone Resumes Production
The joint oil field had been offline since 2015, due to an operational dispute.
Total Tapped as Industry’s Top Explorer
Apache, Qatar, and Shell clinch best discovery, best new venturer, and energy transition leader.
SPE Announces 2020 Award Recipients
SPE awards recognize members who have contributed exceptional service and leadership to the society and the community, as well as those who made major professional contributions to their technical disciplines.
US District Court Orders Dakota Access Pipeline Shut and Emptied
The court said it was mindful of the disruption the shutdown will cause but said the seriousness of deficiencies from the US Army Corps of Engineers outweighs the negative effects of shutting down the pipeline.
Macondo Changed BOPs, but There Is a Limit
A lot about the blowout preventers used for offshore drilling has changed since Macondo in 2010 but essentials are unchanged. It serves as a case study on why some oilfield technology is hard to change.
Hit by the pandemic, the oil market crash, and the transition to a low-carbon energy future, exploration companies are spending bare budgets on near-term production and high-impact exploration.
White Paper: Surface Your Data—A Manifesto for Data Liberation in Subsurface & Drilling
To optimize decision-making, minimize risk, and create value, oil and gas companies can turn to liberated, contextualized data. For exploration or drilling, liberated, contextualized data can help the upstream industry make trustworthy decisions that save time and costs. This paper explains how.
Video: Leading Experts Liberate Data for Subsurface and Drilling
For surveying, exploration, analytics, and a whole host of processes, liberated, contextualized data tailored to the environments of E&P subsurface will empower confidence, speed, reliability, agility, and most importantly, innovation. This is how Aker BP is doing it.
Trace a Path To Reduce Capex and Maximize Recovery
Developing a reservoir with current capex constraints requires innovative technology to provide reliable reservoir production insight. This article describes how chemical tracer technologies can be integrated into reservoir development plans to reduce risk, minimize capex, and maximize ROI.
Price-Plunge Fallout: Let’s Make a Deal
Nearly everything’s on the table as companies aim to shore up portfolios by curtailing investments and dumping low-priority assets.
AI Meets HMI: Next-Gen Robots Take on the Tough Tasks To Reduce Risks on Rigs
With their gee-whiz—albeit artificial—intelligence, robots may be the industry’s answer to jobs deemed dangerous, dirty, distant, or dull.
Principal Reservoir Engineer, Santos
Fit-for-purpose tactics likely will be of ever-increasing focus going forward. If it is not adding value, it should not be done. But “fit for purpose” encompasses a wide range of possibilities—leveraging new approaches as well as learning from old approaches and improving current approaches.
Chief Production Engineer, Santos
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SPE Tech Talks
Startups in Oil and Gas—New Ventures, New Horizons
Chevron Technology Ventures President Barbara Burger discusses the adoption and integration of new technologies.
Video: SPE Talks Leadership
SPE leaders share their insights on how COVID-19 and the low oil price environment are affecting the oil and gas workforce, the SPE, and future industry interaction, including academia.
Interview With George King: Better Practices for Well Shut In and Startup
The industry has very limited experience in shuttering production on a large scale in unconventional reservoirs. Many questions remain on how stimulated, nanodarcy shale reservoirs may respond. George King discusses the paradigm shifts needed in the industry.
Exploring ADNOC's Digital Future With Its First CTO
Hear first-hand from the first-ever Cheif Technology Officer at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Alan Nelson, about the integrated operator's digital transformation strategy.
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