Coming Next Month

December 2017

Fall colors always delight, even while the time change brings a reminder that Old Man Winter 
is near. Is the inevitable change in the cycle of oil and gas taking place for all upstream
players as well? 
Bullish market signals clearly are flashing. A WTI market in backwardation,
when near-term prices 
are higher than future prices, should accelerate the depletion of
inventories, spark industry activity, 
and encourage service and supply companies to beef
up their equipment and human resources, 
a win-win for the industry’s health.

December 2017 AOGR

Well Stimulation & Completion Technology
A 1.25 million horsepower expansion in the U.S. frac fleet this year is as remarkable as strides in drilling and completion productivity. Noble Energy details how it is integrating multiple diagnostic technologies to optimize stimulation designs in the Delaware Basin Wolfcamp. Moving north to the Oklahoma Woodford, Payne Exploration presents a case study about engineering workflows to optimize cluster placement, improve stage efficiency, and increase ultimate recovery rates.

Well Site Supply Chain Logistics
While well-fracturing service firms continue to emulate efficiencies inherent to pad drilling, last-mile logistics for proppant, water and other needed supplies are more critical to overall well-site economics than ever. Led by the Permian, Eagle Ford and Marcellus/Utica, average proppant volume pumped per U.S. horizontal well increased by 28 percent in the first and second quarters this year. This special report looks at how suppliers are responding to strengthen the most pressured link in today’s supply chain.

Insurance Markets and HS&E
The December AOGR turns to underwriters and agents to take the industry’s pulse on the availability and pricing of oil and gas insurance coverage, as well as safety programs and well control best practices for avoiding “frac hits” in horizontal resource plays, where operators often thread new long-lateral wellbores through legacy fields. The special reports also advise operators on leveraging risk management and employee training initiatives to increase HS&E performance.

The Natural Gas White Papers
The start of winter is expected to bring more normal winter weather for key gas-consuming regions with prolonged Arctic blasts. Scott Moore, chairman of the Natural Gas Supply Association and a senior vice president at Anadarko Petroleum Corp., elaborates on how the expansion of natural gas-fired power generation, a stronger U.S. economy, and continued growth in LNG exports are changing industry dynamics. Add the forecast for increased seasonal demand to these base-load game changers, and the natural gas bulls are back!

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