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Completing the shale puzzle

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Features, January/February

It’s no secret that unconventional shale production is booming in North America, and the news keeps getting better as industry continues expanding into new oil and liquids-rich plays. So bullish is the outlook for shale oil, the International Energy Agency…

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KOC program takes systematic approach to major accident hazards

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Catastrophic plant and equipment failures involving significant releases of hydrocarbons and hazardous chemicals have resulted in some of the most…

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Survey: Industry professionals rank US as top investment destination in 2013

Posted on 30 January 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Continued growth of unconventional oil and gas production makes the US the most favorable investment market for…

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Complex well construction challenges require collaborative focus

Posted on 30 January 2013 in Completing the Well, News, Videos

Well engineering and project management services are providing a powerful collaborative interface with…

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IT, nanotechnology innovate Shell’s drilling process

Posted on 30 January 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

From nanotechnology to information technology, Shell is bringing the fruits of collaboration and research to their drilling operations…

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Schotman: Innovation most needed in replicable, tailored solutions to well construction

Posted on 30 January 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Replication and standardization can create more space for industry to learn and innovate, Gerald Schotman, EVP…

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Diamandis: World’s greatest challenges are opportunities for innovation through collaboration

Posted on 30 January 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

“Innovation comes from absolute persistence, because everything is extraordinarily difficult…

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RP takes integrated risk management approach to shale gas development

Posted on 30 January 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News

DNV, an independent foundation and global provider of risk management protocols, issued on 17 January a set of…

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JIP works to enhance subsea wellhead design with simplicity

Posted on 30 January 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

A subsea wellhead being designed under a joint industry project that includes Shell, Maersk Oil, Eni, Tullow, Wintershall and TOTAL will be able to…

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Texas Petro Index: State’s crude oil production up 18% in 2012

Posted on 30 January 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News

A glimpse of Texas’ rig count and what those rigs are drilling for is showing a significant increase in oil production. “The tables have turned, and Texas has returned…

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