Devon Makes Sealed Wellbore Pressure Monitoring Available to Entire Shale Sector
Developed by the large shale producer, its new way to monitor interactions between horizontal wells is now available as a commercial software. The concept is considered a stepping stone toward real-time fracture design.
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What Damage Is Wrought by the Rush to Shut In Wells?
The Permian Basin is now influencing the upstream water market on the way down, while many questions swirl around the implications of unprecedented shut-ins.
Staking Energy and ESG Positions
What’s driving ESG investment?
Satellite Constellation Could Upend Seismic-Acquisition Industry
For years, the oil and gas industry has stored its seismic data on tape. While that had been the best format for the time, it wasn’t very efficient. Now, a rapidly growing network of satellites, coupled with cloud storage, is set to neutralize that problem.
Emerson To Contribute Software and Expertise to the Open Subsurface Data Universe Forum
The Open Group OSDU Forum aims to create a standard data platform on which members work collaboratively to enable secure, reliable, global access to all subsurface and well data.
US Dept. of Interior Stalls More Oil and Gas Lease Sales
Mississippi land no longer up for grabs, as the fed continues to postpone or cancel the sale of public parcels.
Lagos Court Rulings Thwart Nigerian Oilfield Licensing Round
Country had hoped to boost oil output and bring in much-needed revenues.
Industry Ingenuity and Care in a Crisis
Now more than ever, safely managing the role of digitalization and the demand for decarbonization while efficiently balancing the books will be critical for companies to survive and thrive.
Hard Times in Canadian Oil Could Be Useful Experience
Its reward for years of struggling to adapt to low prices and weak demand for its oil and gas has been an epic crash. Canadians selling change say it is time to consider possibilities that seemed inconceivable in the past.
ESG and Energy Transition: Balancing Value and Values in a Post-Pandemic World
Environment/social/governance (ESG) represents the integration of human values into the financial value of investments. The energy industry that emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic will be different from the one that entered it.
OTC 2020 Tech Papers Offer a Look Into the Future of Offshore
The Offshore Technology Conference was cancelled for the first time ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the flow of ideas continues. As proof, this curated summary of technical papers highlights unique concepts that might someday reduce the offshore sector’s heavy cost burdens.
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.
Feeding the Growing Appetite for Reality-Based Drilling Data
Drilling still depends on human judgment to solve many problems. Some of the problems are big, and others are related to niggling details. This article discusses three innovations aimed at improving the data flows.
Offshore Enters Uncharted Waters
For the offshore sector, the collapse in oil demand and prices came just as the market was beginning to look up. Now many companies are focused on survival. This article discusses how various market segments, regions, and companies are faring in “the new reality.”
Three Money-Saving Ideas To Frac Faster
Faster drilling speeds have become one of the major obsessions of the shale sector in recent years. But since completions represent up to 70% of a new well’s cost, maybe this side of the business needs more attention now.
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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.
Video Interview: Implications of Negative WTI
On 20 April, a historic drop of oil prices occurred. WTI futures contract dove into negative territory for the first time ever.
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