Coming Next Month
With WTI topping $80 and Henry Hub well north of $5, crude oil and natural gas markets are roaring to life. AOGR’s independent producer/operator readers find themselves on an entirely new playing field as they continue to ramp drilling and completion operations, with the knowledge that it’s time to restart exploration and field development projects, too. It all bodes well, with U.S. rig counts climbing and frac spreads being deployed at a steady pace.
While operators continue to evaluate how best to bring on the remaining viable DUCs, AOGR presents a special report on technologies to optimize wellbore integrity and ensure new wells are drilled and stimulated according to plan. Subject matter experts look at all the critical components in the wellbore integrity equation, from drilling engineering to better casing and cementing designs, as well as state-of-the-art downhole diagnostics to optimize every foot of completed laterals.
Geophysics & Computing
Unconventional resource plays are reshaping how geophysics is applied to upstream workflows. The November issue turns to some of the brightest minds in the G&G business to assess new roles for seismic analysis in optimizing asset development and reserves recovery. Reports also survey new acquisition projects and the next-generation receiver and source arrays being deployed to capture ultrarich datasets–from targeted “halo” 3-D shoots in conventional fields to large-scale multiclient projects in shale basins.
While strong WTI prices are driving a resurgence in all tight oil plays, the Marcellus/Utica–far and away the top U.S. gas-producing play–is uniquely positioned to benefit from multiyear seasonal highs in Henry Hub prices. From Western Europe to mainland China to Gulf Coast LNG terminals, natural gas demand is surging even before the arrival of winter cold. AOGR shares insights on activity and technology trends from leading Northeast operators, including Ascent Resources, Greylock Energy, Northeast Energy and EQT Corp.