The other precious resource

What happens when a world thirsty for hydrocarbons meets a world competing for water? In the unconventionals sector, that collision of commodities is playing out across a variety of environmental and usage issues...

Geometric evolution

In an industry not prone to taking leaps of faith, multilateral completions have yet to make that pivotal niche-to-mainstream transition. Instead, it has remained a slow, steady and evolving market driven by...

Business as usual, but with caution

Geopolitical concerns, notably worrisome aggression from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) across northern Iraq, is signaling a cautionary mood in the Middle East. However, it is business as usual for the oil...

Troubled waters

The ingredients for a troubled deepwater market – flattening rig demand, increasing costs and falling oil prices – have been brewing in the past year. A number of deepwater projects have been postponed, and the industry...

Fertile grounds

The onshore market has been a beacon for the global drilling industry, reflecting growth and improved efficiencies in the past year. This momentum is expected to guide the industry in the coming year...

Analyst: Drilling sees little impact, for now, from Russian sanctions

When the US and European Union expanded sanctions on Russia in September, the energy industry took note. Companies such as ExxonMobil have announced their compliance…

Reduce, control, recycle at heart of smart water management strategy

Water is essential to oilfield operations. However, already limited water resources are increasingly in demand. Growing populations, climate change, water limitations and increasing water demand are resulting in unmet needs...

Mexico sets sights on foreign investment through energy reform

Mexico has vast oil and gas reserves but not enough capital resources to drill for it. Consider this: In the US-controlled part of the Gulf of Mexico, more than 300,000 bbl…

Africa Briefs: Industry educates employees amid Ebola outbreak; Angola, Nigeria to lead Africa growth

West Africa has been hit hard by the largest Ebola epidemic in history. Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia have seen the highest number of infections…

November/December 2014

The November/December 2014 issue of Drilling Contractor features topics such as Global Drilling Outlook, Regional Focus: Middle East, Water Recycling, Reuse and Management, Completions, and the 2014 Annual General Meeting Special.

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