Issue: May 2010
New ways to model flow regimes add intelligence to optimize production or injection sweep efficiency and reduce well interventions.
An evaluation of more than 100 Saudi Aramco wells equipped with multiple downhole valves demonstrates the technology’s effectiveness and yields valuable recommendations for optimizing field performance.
In situ full-azimuth decomposition of the seismic wavefield yields seismic signatures and diagnostic properties that are unbiased by acquisition sectoring.
Beyond its enormous scale, the recent auction marks the first time so many development projects will target simultaneous completion dates. It also represents a major break from the prevailing NOC-IOC dynamic.
The project is the first Western hemisphere application of an integrated philosophy that shifts from periodic to continuous optimization and from point answers to integrated “big picture” solutions.
The proposed re-opening of the US Atlantic coast from Delaware to Florida may spur long-awaited industry activity.
Leasing and drilling operations in the shale oil play are reaching record highs due to a significant oil price advantage over natural gas.
A fracture modeling and multi-well simulation study evaluates down-spacing potential for horizontal wells in North Dakota.
The Bakken Shale is defining the future of unconventional oil development in the United States.
Need a program to see who’s playing where
More is less, but less can be more
Hellfighter: The legacy of Coots Matthews
Implications of US fuel economy regulations for trucks
Exploring shale gas plays
Norway’s Gjøa Field getting ready for production
Companies in the news
Crude oil futures hit 18-month highs in early April, with expectations for an accelerating economic recovery spurring financial and commodity markets ahead and strengthening oil demand.
Meetings and Events
People in the Industry