Upstream

Upstream is a short term for Exploration and Production sector.



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


IntroductionWhen a land is suspected to contain hydrocarbons, international oil companies (IOCs) who have interest in this area of land...

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


What are Rocks? To understand what rocks are, let’s break it down to basics. Atoms make up elements, elements make up minerals and...

Artificial lift: When is it needed? Artificial lift: When is it needed? Artificial lift: When is it needed? Artificial lift: When is it needed?


A well is said to be dead when it stops flowing. A well can die even when it still contains hydrocarbons in commercial quantities....

Coiled Tubing: The Ultimate Solution Coiled Tubing: The Ultimate Solution Coiled Tubing: The Ultimate Solution Coiled Tubing: The Ultimate Solution


Coiled tubing, a continuous length of small diameter steel pipe with a diameter of about 0.75 to 4.5 inches, is coiled or spun in a reel...

Unlocking Unconventional Energy Potential Through Hydraulic Fracturing Unlocking Unconventional Energy Potential Through Hydraulic Fracturing Unlocking Unconventional Energy Potential Through Hydraulic Fracturing Unlocking Unconventional Energy Potential Through Hydraulic Fracturing


Fracking is projected as a menace despite proving its worth as an excellent drilling technique to increase shale production. In this...

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...

Sweet Vs Sour Crude - Production and Processing Sweet Vs Sour Crude - Production and Processing Sweet Vs Sour Crude - Production and Processing Sweet Vs Sour Crude - Production and Processing


Crude characteristics play an important role in refining operations. They decide the type of refinery configurations required for...

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

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....

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. Deep understanding of earth and its formations are needed to assess the presence of hydrocarbon...

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


With the depleting conventional oil and gas reserves in the world on one hand and increasing guzzling energy needs on the other, the energy...

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


As an alternate fuel, gas hydrates promise to be an environmental friendly fuel which can help in achieving green energy proposition. They...

Is Big Data Transforming The Oil & Gas Industry? Is Big Data Transforming The Oil & Gas Industry? Is Big Data Transforming The Oil & Gas Industry? Is Big Data Transforming The Oil & Gas Industry?


While the oil & gas industry is known for handling voluminous data akin to its nature of operations, what has changed in recent times is...

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


DOF is a capability framework that Oil & Gas organizations strive to acquire whereby they are able to manage business critical production...

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


The inspiration for trading of a product is essentially determined by demand supply situation of that product. There has to be an interest...

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


Why is it important to identify integrity-critical

Is Shale Gas Losing Its Sheen? Is Shale Gas Losing Its Sheen? Is Shale Gas Losing Its Sheen? Is Shale Gas Losing Its Sheen?


Conventional gas reservoirs are created when natural gas migrates toward the earth's surface from an organic-rich source formation into a...

Mobile Offshore Production Units vs. Floating Production Storage and Offloading Units: What's the Difference? Mobile Offshore Production Units vs. Floating Production Storage and Offloading Units: What's the Difference? Mobile Offshore Production Units vs. Floating Production Storage and Offloading Units: What's the Difference? Mobile Offshore Production Units vs. Floating Production Storage and Offloading Units: What's the Difference?


Drilling is broadly classified into two categories namely onshore and offshore drilling

Upstream, Midstream, Downstream: A Look at the Petroleum Industry Upstream, Midstream, Downstream: A Look at the Petroleum Industry Upstream, Midstream, Downstream: A Look at the Petroleum Industry Upstream, Midstream, Downstream: A Look at the Petroleum Industry


With oil accounting for close to 10% of the total world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the industry is crucial for the functioning of...