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January-February 2024

Willow’s Second Chance: the story of an orphan well

Willow’s Second Chance: the story of an orphan well

Willow’s Second Chance: the story of an orphan well is a heartwarming story for second graders about a little oil well named Willow. Once busy and proud, helping power homes and journeys, Willow feels abandoned and sad when her oil runs out. As she starts leaking harmful substances, she wishes...

The Importance of Strong Cybersecurity Measures in the Pipeline Industry

The Importance of Strong Cybersecurity Measures in the Pipeline Industry

The oil and gas sector, especially the pipeline industry, plays a pivotal role in the global economy. However, this critical sector faces an escalating cybersecurity challenge. High-profile cyber attacks, like the 2021 Colonial Pipeline ransomware incident, have disrupted operations and caused significant financial losses, highlighting the sector’s vulnerability to digital...

Photos courtesy of PhotonTec.

Emerging Sensor Technology for Improved Remote Detection of Oil and Fuel Spills

 Continuous monitoring and rapid response to oil and fuel spills is essential for asset safeguarding and environmental protection. Recent technological advancements have paved the way for a new generation of non-contact sensors that offer enhanced detection of hydrocarbons in diverse environments, including challenging marine, freshwater, and land-based applications. These sensors...

Oilman Magazine

Letter from the Editor (January-February 2024)

Drafting my first Letter from the Editor brings excitement and a curious gaze into my career’s future, but it fades in comparison to the exhilaration of the 2024 oil and gas industry’s potential. Much like a puzzle, as the industry pieces come together, the picture on the box suddenly presents...

Spotlight on Venezuela

Spotlight on Venezuela

The dawn of Venezuela’s oil industry dates back to the town of Guanoco, in the state of Sucre in eastern Venezuela. Lake Guanoco, the largest asphalt lake in the world, is located in the vicinity of this town. Also known as Lake Bermudez, this liquid was used to caulk the...

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Predicting 2024’s Acquisitions and Divestiture Game

The oil and gas industry resembled an action-packed television series in 2023. The plot thickened with each day and – just when you thought you had a handle on things – ExxonMobil moved to acquire Pioneer Natural Resources for $59.5 billion. The industry hardly had time to process the announcement...

ExxonMobil’s first CO2 storage well in southeast Texas.

Application Of Carbon Capture and Sequestration in Mature Oil and Gas Fields

Can the life of mature oil and gas fields be extended through the application of carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS), profitably? The answer is YES, based on the characteristics of the field and application of carbon credits from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Background A typical oil and gas...

Curtis Shuck presenting another project in the Permian Basin in New Mexico.

Curtis Shuck’s Well Done Foundation – At The Intersection Between Passion And Purpose

Ethics, morality, codes, mantras and a sense of responsibility often fail to attach themselves to successful business strategies, and the results leave behind negative impacts that fall into the laps of others. While the oil and gas industry has made strides in improving production techniques and weighing potential harmful environmental...

From Office to Ocean: Navigating the Future of Offshore Energy Connectivity

From Office to Ocean: Navigating the Future of Offshore Energy Connectivity

The oil and gas sector is at the forefront of connective technology, yet rigs are in dire need of a connectivity revolution. In envisioning the oil rigs of the future, top on the list must be the ability to connect to high-speed, reliable internet, unlocking a myriad of benefits. The...

Next Generation Head Protection: The Importance of Human-Centered Design

Next Generation Head Protection: The Importance of Human-Centered Design

The industrial sector is continually seeking to improve the safety of its workers. Despite price and convenience, budget off-the-shelf hard hats and helmets are outdated and don’t address the modern needs of the industrial workforce, ultimately creating productivity and safety issues for individuals and companies alike. Leading product companies in...

Nabors Rig. Photo courtesy of Corva.

Drilling Better Wells with Rig Automation and Artificial Intelligence

From our smart connected homes and self-parking cars to generative AI apps like ChatGPT, automation and artificial intelligence have rapidly become a part of our lives, and the oilfield is no exception. Historically slow to adopt the latest technology, the oil and gas industry is poised to take a rapid...

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Multiple Reports Point to Similar 2024 Outcomes

As the oil and gas industry starts to close out the books in 2023, what to expect for next year continues to grow as a hot topic. With many sources offering insight, the future of oil and gas might be uncertain, but most market prophets agree on what external factors...

Integrated Drilling Services – A Boon for the Oil and Gas Industry

Integrated Drilling Services – A Boon for the Oil and Gas Industry

To stay afloat in this highly volatile market, exploration and productions (E&P) companies rely on high cash flow by reducing their Capex (capital expenditures) and Opex (operational expenditures), which directly strains oilfield services and equipment (OFSE) companies. The reduction is significant in drilling new wells, aggravating the oil market’s volatility...

Annual Oklahoma Oil & Natural Gas Expo Energizes Industry!

Annual Oklahoma Oil & Natural Gas Expo Energizes Industry!

The annual Oklahoma Oil & Natural Gas Expo was held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the Bennett Event Center on October 12, 2023. Now in its 26th year, the Oklahoma Oil & Natural Gas Expo is the largest and longest-running industry event in Oklahoma. Hosted by volunteers, this is the...

Interview with Kumar Mahalingam, Procurement Engineer

Interview with Kumar Mahalingam, Procurement Engineer

Alan Alexeyev: Tell us a little bit about your current position and what you do, as well as how you found a job. Kumar Mahalingam: I am currently working as a procurement engineer in the hydraulic fracturing department at CUDD Energy Services. I started as a field engineer in 2017....

OILMAN Cartoon (January-February 2024)

Oilman Cartoon January/February 2024

3 Ways Technology is Going to Shape the Oil and Gas Industry Free to Download Today

Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.