Exploration and Production


Steering Smart Operations through Digital Oil Field Steering Smart Operations through Digital Oil Field Steering Smart Operations through Digital Oil Field Steering Smart Operations through Digital Oil Field


The oil and gas industry is moving to fully digitalized business operations for ensuring sustained and optimized production. Digital...

Coal Seam Gas: An Unconventional Alternative? Coal Seam Gas: An Unconventional Alternative? Coal Seam Gas: An Unconventional Alternative? Coal Seam Gas: An Unconventional Alternative?


Coal seam gas (CSG), also known as coal bed methane (CBM), coal mine methane (CMM) or coal bed gas, is an unconventional form of natural...

Asset Integrity Management Key for Smart Operations Asset Integrity Management Key for Smart Operations Asset Integrity Management Key for Smart Operations Asset Integrity Management Key for Smart Operations


Ensuring asset integrity is an extremely important function in upstream operations. It forms an integral part of the overall enterprise...

Macros of Oil & Gas Trading Macros of Oil & Gas Trading Macros of Oil & Gas Trading Macros of Oil & Gas Trading


There are fundamental and unique tenets that make oil and gas trading a distinctive line of business when compared to trading in other...

Gas Hydrates: Untapped Fossil Energy Gas Hydrates: Untapped Fossil Energy Gas Hydrates: Untapped Fossil Energy Gas Hydrates: Untapped Fossil Energy


This article discusses the emerging alternate source of energy called gas hydrates, which are composed of water and methane. The...

Earth Matters in Oil and Gas Earth Matters in Oil and Gas Earth Matters in Oil and Gas Earth Matters in Oil and Gas


The earth is the source of oil reserves. A deep understanding of the earth and its formations are needed to assess the presence of...

The Lowdown on Oil and Gas Lease Contracts The Lowdown on Oil and Gas Lease Contracts The Lowdown on Oil and Gas Lease Contracts The Lowdown on Oil and Gas Lease Contracts


Oil and gas lease contracts are the start of any exploration, development or production from any potential oil and gas field. The contract...

All You Need To Know About Tight Gas All You Need To Know About Tight Gas All You Need To Know About Tight Gas All You Need To Know About Tight Gas


Tight gas refers to natural gas reservoirs embedded in extremely impermeable hard rock, making the underground formation extremely tight....

Seismic Mapping: Technology that has Changed Oil Production Surveys Seismic Mapping: Technology that has Changed Oil Production Surveys Seismic Mapping: Technology that has Changed Oil Production Surveys Seismic Mapping: Technology that has Changed Oil Production Surveys


When it comes to mapping the physical properties of both the onshore and offshore sub-surface formations, the uncertainties and...

The Significance of Porosity to Original Hydrocarbon in Place The Significance of Porosity to Original Hydrocarbon in Place The Significance of Porosity to Original Hydrocarbon in Place The Significance of Porosity to Original Hydrocarbon in Place


After a successful hydrocarbon discovery, the decision to complete or not will rest on how commercial the discovery is. To determine this...

The Truth about the Drilling Break The Truth about the Drilling Break The Truth about the Drilling Break The Truth about the Drilling Break


Every so often, drillers encounter a sudden increase in the rate of penetration. This is referred to as a drilling break. The actions taken...

The Unique Challenges of Coal Bed Methane Production The Unique Challenges of Coal Bed Methane Production The Unique Challenges of Coal Bed Methane Production The Unique Challenges of Coal Bed Methane Production


Coal bed methane is basically natural gas produced from coal beds. Conventionally, natural gas is produced either from gas wells or as...

The Challenges of Shipping and Distributing Liquefied Natural Gas The Challenges of Shipping and Distributing Liquefied Natural Gas The Challenges of Shipping and Distributing Liquefied Natural Gas The Challenges of Shipping and Distributing Liquefied Natural Gas


LNG is a liquid form of natural gas. It is converted into liquid form by cooling it below minus 163 degrees Celsius. It is a green fuel as...

Oil Sands: An Emerging Black Gold Oil Sands: An Emerging Black Gold Oil Sands: An Emerging Black Gold Oil Sands: An Emerging Black Gold


Oil sands are a potential source of hydrocarbon based products such as heavy crude oil, heavy bituminous base oil, etc. Oil sands are a...

Well Spacing - Challenges and Opportunities Well Spacing - Challenges and Opportunities Well Spacing - Challenges and Opportunities Well Spacing - Challenges and Opportunities


Government regulations are stringent on well spacing, as the key objective of well spacing is to achieve maximum individual well...

Dry Hole Explained in 6 Common Questions and Answers Dry Hole Explained in 6 Common Questions and Answers Dry Hole Explained in 6 Common Questions and Answers Dry Hole Explained in 6 Common Questions and Answers


A dry hole is a term used to refer to any well that does not contain oil or natural gas in quantities sufficient enough to pay for the cost...

The Numerous Functions of the Drilling Fluid The Numerous Functions of the Drilling Fluid The Numerous Functions of the Drilling Fluid The Numerous Functions of the Drilling Fluid


The drilling fluid faces a risk of contamination each time it embarks on its journey downhole. All these tend to change the properties of...

How Hydrocarbon Reservoirs Are Formed: The Rock Cycle How Hydrocarbon Reservoirs Are Formed: The Rock Cycle How Hydrocarbon Reservoirs Are Formed: The Rock Cycle How Hydrocarbon Reservoirs Are Formed: The Rock Cycle


Rocks are constantly being changed from one igneous to sedimentary to metamorphic. The oil and gas industry is most concerned with...

Grasping the Concept of Rock Permeability Grasping the Concept of Rock Permeability Grasping the Concept of Rock Permeability Grasping the Concept of Rock Permeability


In this friendly introduction to the concept of rock permeability, we discover how tiny pores within the rock allow fluids such as oil,...