-- US rig count lethargic despite strong gas prices The US rig count is lower than current oil and natural gas prices would justify, but two analysts say anticipated sharply higher gas prices this winter should result in a sharp rebound for US drilling activity next year.
-- Industry praises EPA hydraulic fracturing study Industry officials praised the key findings of a draft report by the EPA that found hydraulic fracturing of coalbed methane wells does not contaminate underground drinking water sources.
-- US drilling registers slight gain in land rigs US drilling activity registered a small increase with 847 rotary rigs working this week, 9 more than the previous week, but down from 1,252 a year ago, said officials at Baker Hughes Inc.
-- Statoil to drill Alpha North in mid-2003 Statoil ASA and Transocean Sedco Forex Inc. have signed a 200 million kroner contract for the use of Transocean Searcher drilling rig on Statoil's Alpha North satellite in the North Sea Sleipner West field.
West Engineering Services and IBM will discuss how the oil & gas companies are driving toward both greater productivity and reduced risk through new integrated operation approaches. These companies are deploying new processes and better leveraging technology to achieve these dual goals.
This webinar is the second of a two part series which will discuss how Petris provides integrated solutions using a common data model that ensures efficient workflows across field operations - capital planning, drilling and production data management and facilities.
Originally recorded live from SPE/IADC in Amsterdam, this webcast and press event is now available for on demand viewing.
Halliburton announces the results of a twelve-month, multi-pilot project to document and begin the global roll-out of this integrated workflow approach. Case studies are presented to show how the workflow was applied to integrate traditionally-siloed people, processes and technology to drive improved performance for multiple operators. Following the opening presentation will be executive presentations and discussion on what operators and service companies must do to drive this change, and how technology innovation is pushing continued improvements in performance.
A question and answer session with both the live and webcast participants follows the presentations.
This event is now available for on demand viewing.