World Oil Deep Dive: The technology shaping the upstream ///

World Oil's Deep Dive podcast features in depth discussions with the authors of technical articles published in the monthly magazine. Subscribe today, and learn more about the technology shaping our industry's future.

Understanding the subsurface remains critical to sustainable energy project success

Monday, October 18, 2021 9:44 PM

We talk with Denis Saussus, the CEO of Ikon Science, about his article " In a time of change, understanding the subsurface remains critical to project success" in the September issue of World Oil.We discuss the importance of understanding the subsurface in the development of sustainable energy projects. Carbon Capture, Offshore Wind, and Geothermal applications all need detailed, integrated subsurface data analysis. Listen and find out why. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up-to-the-minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Improving the bottom line in the Permian

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 8:02 PM

We talk with CONNOR DOCHERTY from SPM Oil & Gas, a Caterpillar Company about his article " Improving the bottom line in the Permian" on page 57 in the April 2021 issue of World Oil.In this episode, we learn that one way to reduce frac fleet costs in the Permian is to decrease the rate of seat replacements by utilizing new carbide technology. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.comVisit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up-to-the-minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry.Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Live from OTC

Saturday, September 4, 2021 5:38 PM

The Offshore Technology Conference came back this year as a hybrid event. There were both online and live components to the the conference. The number of international exhibitors and attendees was down considerably due to Covid-19 travel restrictions and concerns over the rapid spread of the Delta variant. Still it was good to see companies displaying the innovations they've been working on during this last downturn. In this episode we stop by several exhibitors to hear from them firsthand about their latest and greatest technologies. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Live from URTEC

Monday, August 16, 2021 2:01 PM

In this special episode we speak with companies attending URTEC (in person) to find out how the show is and what they've been up to in the last year and half. You'll be surprised at the innovations that were made while the industry was going through it's biggest crisis in the last 50 years! Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Essential Digital Twins in Upstream Oil & Gas Operations

Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:17 PM

We talk with Stuart Morstead, VP of Honeywell Connected Industrial, about how Honeywell's white paper about how digital twin technology is being used in our industry to improve equipment efficiency, reduce downtime and enable condition-based maintenance and energy efficiency of equipment and processes. You can download the white paper here (https://www.honeywellprocess.com/en-US/online_campaigns/connected_plant/Pages/upstream-oil-and-gas.html). Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

New World Oil Podcast - Sneak Peek

Monday, June 7, 2021 7:54 PM

This is a special preview episode of our upcoming podcast called "Engineering Your Oil & Gas Career". In the very first episode we speak with Jay Forrester, a 40 year veteran of the Oil & Gas industry. If you know a veteran Oil & Gas Engineer who would like to share his accumulated wisdom with the upcoming generation of engineers, please send me an email at jim.watkins@worldoil.com (mailto:jim.watkins@worldoil.com) and we'll get them on the show.

The Last Barrel - CCUS: Game Changing Technology

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 7:16 PM

This week we hear from Craig Fleming, Technical Editor of World Oil, He reads his monthly column, The Last Barrel from page 72 in the March issue of World Oil. Here's a link to the article https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/gulfpub/wo_202103/index.php#/p/72 Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Definitive dynamic surveys: A long-awaited engineering innovation

Monday, May 24, 2021 6:44 PM

We talk with Shadi Altayeb Mussa from Schlumberger. Their article " Definitive dynamic surveys:  A long-awaited engineering innovation " on page 32 in the December 2020 issue of World Oil covers how the ability to see continuous real-time borehole conditions optimizes drilling, reduces risks and eliminates survey-related NPT. After listening to this episode, read the article here: https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/gulfpub/wo_202012/index.php#/p/32 (https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/gulfpub/wo_202012/index.php#/p/32) Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com (mailto:deepdive@worldoil.com) Visit WorldOil.com (http://www.worldoil.com) for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

LWD dual-physics imager for OBM applications enables real-time geological characterization

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:52 PM

We talk with Vera Wibowo from Schlumberger. Her article " LWD dual-physics imager for OBM applications enables real-time geological characterization" is on page 17 in the October 2020 issue of World Oil (https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/gulfpub/wo_202010/index.php#/p/16). In this episode we learn about a new LWD tool captures high-resolution images of complex geological formations in OBM, in real-time. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com (mailto:deepdive@worldoil.com) Visit WorldOil.com (https://www.worldoil.com/) for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Solid-state GWD system provides step-change in wellbore placement accuracy, collision risk mitigation

Monday, March 29, 2021 7:53 PM

We talk with Fraser Cowie, Steve Thompson, Greg Belbin, and Stephen Forrester from Gyrodata . Their article "Solid-state GWD system provides step-change in wellbore placement accuracy, collision risk mitigation" starting on page 53 in the March 2021 issue of World Oil. We discuss the details of the two case studies outlined in the article and talk about how solid-state gyros are real game changers for operators who want and need to know downhole facts about their well bores. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Mitigating vibration above the drill bit

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 8:36 PM

We talk with Chris Gooch the Innovation product manager at Ulterra Drilling Technologies about his article "Mitigating vibration above the drill bit" on page 21 in the October 2020 issue of World Oil. How much can bit design help cut down on vibration? Chris tells us all about it! Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com (mailto:deepdive@worldoil.com) Visit WorldOil.com (https://www.worldoil.com) for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Offline cementing drives savings and efficiencies

Friday, December 4, 2020 9:42 PM

We talk with Brandon Dodge North American Director of Operations for Weir Oil & Gas about his article "Offline cementing drives savings and efficiencies" on page 32 in the October 2020 issue of World Oil. Find out how thinking differently about the way we have always done things can lead to huge breakthroughs in efficiencies. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com (mailto:deepdive@worldoil.com) Visit WorldOil.com (https://www.worldoil.com) for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Optimizing artificial lift placement in highly deviated wells

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:03 PM

We talk with Stephen Forrester (Content Development Manager) and Alberto Leal (Business Manager for Argentina and Bolivia) from Gyrodata about their article "Optimizing artificial lift in highly deviated wells using analysis of high-density tortuosity and bend data" on page 34 in the October 2020 issue of World Oil. We examine case studies and learn how operators can see the true geometry of their well saving them hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in remediation costs and lost production. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Cost Effective Scavengers for H2S mitigation

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:43 PM

In this episode we talk with Dr.s  Wylde and Taylor, from Clariant Oil and Mining Services, about their article on page 37 in the May issue of World Oil. We learn how Non-MEA triazine-based scavengers decrease the occurrence of amorphous polymeric dithiazine solids, providing a best value-driven chemical solution to mitigate H2S issues in the field. Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today (https://www.nov.com/about/nov-today-podcast). Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com (mailto:deepdice@worldoil.com)        

Special Episode - Coronavirus and it's effects on US Drilling

Thursday, May 7, 2020 7:43 PM

We talk with Earl Koskie Jr. about the history of downturns as seen through the BH rig count. These numbers will give you some perspective on our current situation. (1) - 1/17/1986 (1773 Rigs) to 2/14/1986 (1376 Rigs) ---  -397 Rigs (-22.4%) in 4 weeks (2) - 4/30/1982 (3312 Rigs) to 5/28/1982 (2931 Rigs) ---  -381 Rigs (-11.5%) in 4 week (3) - 1/23/2015 (1633 Rigs) to 2/20/2015 (1310 Rigs) ---  -323 Rigs (-19.8%) in 4 weeks (4) - 3/27/2020 ( 728 Rigs)  to 4/24/2020  (465 Rigs) ---   -263 Rigs (-36.1%) in 4 weeks (5) - In 2009 the 4-week running rig count dropped -229 rigs (max -16.4%) on 4 separate occasions. Here are the links to the the charts we discuss in the podcast: If you'd like to get Earl's weekly e-newsletter shoot him an e-mail: etkjr@polydiamondco.com

Digital technology provides high density tortuosity logging to address drilling, production challenges

Monday, April 20, 2020 4:45 PM

This month we talk with Rob Shoup (Operations Technical Manager) and Kris Earl (Wireline Logging Product Line Manager) from Gyrodata. We do a deep dive into their article in the March 2020 issue of World Oil on pp. 23. We talk about how HD well logging can save your company big money in the long run. Why doesn't every operator demand this type of accurate map of their well bore!? Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Engineered nanoparticles mitigate frac hits

Friday, March 13, 2020 9:27 PM

In this episode we talk with Yusra Khan Ahmad, the Senior Petroleum Engineer at Nissan Chemical Americal, about her article on page 25 in the January issue of World Oil.We learn about using nanoparticles to mitigate frac hits and INCREASE production. Crazy but true. As I mentioned in the podcast we also recently did a webcast on Mitigating Frac Hits. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Advanced Simulation to improve Well Barrier Integrity

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:08 PM

In this episode we talk with Alistair Gill, the General Manager of Engineering Services at Wild Well Control, about his article on page 25 in the December issue of World Oil.We learn how advanced barrier material simulation is decreasing the barrier failure and well control incidents in the field. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Automation results in significant completion efficiency gains in Delaware

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:47 PM

In this episode we talk with Tim Marvel, the Vice President of Business Development and Technology at SEF Energy (https://sef-energy.com) and Austin Johnson, Director of the  Freedom Series at Downing (https://downingusa.com/) about their article on page 61 in the November issue of World Oil (https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2019/november-2019/features/automation-results-in-significant-completion-efficiency-gains-in-delaware). We learn about new wellhead technology that is saving operators 100s of thousands of dollars per well. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.

Innovation is the key to drilling longer laterals

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:16 PM

In this episode we talk with John Evans, the product line manager for RSS and MWD at Gyrodata about his article on page 25 of the October 2019 issue of World Oil magazine. We learn about the technology that enables very accurately placed and very long lateral wells. Send questions and feedback to deepdive@worldoil.com Visit WorldOil.com for more useful technical articles and up to the minute news on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Special thanks to Michael Gaines from NOV for the Intro and Outro. Be sure to listen to his podcast NOV Today.