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Exploration & Production Featured Stories:

    • South Africa – The Rising Star of African Oil and Gas

      by Jacques Rautenbach

      When it comes to oil and gas, South Africa remains relatively unexplored, but this is all about to change, and fast. Recent discoveries and the potential of shale gas point to a flurry of drilling and exploration to come within the next five years, and several factors are driving its emergence as a hub for […]

    • Arckaringa Basin

      by Tony Morley

      It would have been nearly impossible to predict that this visit to the desert would yield anything abnormal, anything significant. This was intended to be a routine field deployment. I had not the faintest clue that I was about to become part, albeit a small part, of an extremely large discovery. In early 2011, the […]

    • Oil Production – A Global Snapshot

      by Richelle Oerlemans

      Onshore – North America As one of the top global crude oil reserves, the Canadian oil industry is expected to grow steadily towards the year 2030, according to a recent report released by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). The report projects an increase in oil sands production of 200,000 barrels per day (bpd) […]

    • Working Safely in the Jungle

      by Tony Morley

      I have traveled into the tropics enough for others to suspect that i would be sufficiently adapted to the heat. However, as an anglo-saxon with a cold-weather adapted set of genetics and a cold-weather-hardened background, this has all but ruled out my enjoyment of the heat. It is with these thoughts, floating around in the […]

    • Exploration and Production Adventures with Tony Morley – Running From Wolves

      by Tony Morley

      Nearly all drilling and petroleum ­production can trace its findings to the field work of the seismic crew. The seismic crew is the ­underappreciated, underpaid, little runt ­brother of the big drilling family that quietly works away to discover our future oil fields. After collecting my paycheck years ago for a month long tour in […]

    • Natural Gas Markets

      by Liane Angerman, Associate Editor

      Canada’s natural gas industry has been in a state of transition with a ­domestic oversupply of the ­commodity and historically low prices. In recent years, sweeping technological advancements have allowed producers to unlock natural gas from unconventional reservoirs, such as tight-rock and shale formations. The resulting oversupply from this unlocked abundance of the resource has […]

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