Efficiency and uptime are key across all industries, but especially so in E&P where safe and secure operations are critical. Increasingly more of those operations utilize hardware and software solutions to communicate between the field and office. This increased application use coupled with high volume of server requests place an increased burden on shared storage resources that adversely impact application performance. One way to overcome these storage bottlenecks that degrade application performance in virtual environments is through the use of high speed server resources like flash storage. By putting storage performance on the server tier, companies can accelerate virtual workloads while extending the life of existing storage assets. 

A year ago, energy investor and entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens launched The Pickens Plan, his ambitious national campaign to push more natural gas and other domestic energy supplies. His Pickens Army now numbers some 1.5 million people.

After spending $60 million, meeting with Obama and Pelosi, and making hundreds of appearances, has Washington gotten the message?

Join us in this webinar to find out. In a prerecorded interview Pickens talks with Leslie Haines, editor-in-chief of Oil and Gas Investor, and shares his thoughts. Topics include how the Pickens Plan may affect energy bills in Congress, Pickens’ oil and gas price outlook, what’s next for him, and more.

  • How can you accelerate your time to oil?
  • What do you need to know about scalable computing with the Intel Xeon Phi?
  • How can you remove the obstacles that can slow your processing?

One of the largest obstacles to time-to-oil today is in the tremendous increases in the amount of data used and generated in support of a single project. How can you build a faster time to oil when you generate, capture, transfer, store, process and analyze data to get answers faster?

The global shipping industry is under increasing political pressure to reduce emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases. For several years, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been working on tightening regulations controlling air pollutant emissions from shipping – regulations in Annex VI of the Marpol Convention. IFQC invited Donald Gregory, Director of the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA) to give an overview of the exhaust gas cleaning systems as well as developments and operating experience with them. This Webinar will provide you insight into the marine scrubber technology and help you understand what role it will play meeting the future marine challenges - perfect also for busy executives who do not have time to follow developments on a daily basis! The following questions are answered: What technologies exist to tackle marine emissions? How do these technologies differ? What is the payback period for the scrubber systems? What are the existing challenges for these technologies? What is their operating experience? The Webinar consists of a 30 minute presentation by Gregory and a 30 minute Q&A session. More on the Annex VI of the Marpol Convention: A revised Annex VI was formally approved by IMO in October 2008, and entered into force on July 1, 2010. Its main changes are tighter controls on sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions (via fuel sulfur limits), and on nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions. The first impact is that the sulfur limit for marine fuels used in designated SOx Emission Control Areas (ECAs) was lowered to 1.00 wt% July 2010. Beyond 2010, Annex VI will further tighten sulfur limits both globally and in SOx ECAs. In all cases, abatement measures (such as exhaust gas scrubbing) are permitted as an alternative to using compliant fuels. More on the EGCSA: Member companies of the EGCSA are involved in the development, design and final installed configuration and design approval and acceptance of turnkey exhaust gas cleaning systems to meet the current and future emissions regulations of IMO and where applicable additional regulations introduced by regional and national authorities.

E&P companies are seeking solutions to understand geologic subsurface formations that are often deeper and more complex than ever before. Whether in shale, oil sands or even shifting salt formations, it is the job of geologists and geophysicists to locate, tap and extract the last of every reservoir to maximize the large investments their companies have made. In order to support these efforts, technologies that produce higher data quality and richer characterization of the earth's surface are in need. 

  • Geologic and operational insights into the Eagle Ford Shale
  • Learn how refined data and solutions can better support critical business decisions
  • Combining geologic and operational variables to statistically drive decisions in unconventional resources

Argentina’s Neuquén Basin holds a wealth of tight gas and shale reservoirs, and companies are launching drilling programs to assess these resources. Explorers are targeting the thick and rich Vaca Muerta and Los Molles shales, two well-known, world-class source rocks that are receiving new attention. A discovery by Repsol YPF in the oil-prone portion of the Vaca Muerta could hold 150 million barrels of recoverable oil, and the company has already kicked off a major development project. Operators are also testing unconventional gas prospects in both shales, and in tight-gas sands. In addition to its attractive geology, the Neuquén Basin has other attributes that favor unconventional development. It has a long history of oil and gas operations, is home to an established, thriving service sector, and has excellent access to markets.

Southeastern Oklahoma’s Woodford shale and north-central Arkansas’ Fayetteville shale plays hold trillions of cubic feet of gas in place, and producers are engaged in massive drilling programs to tap the resources. These two shale plays continue to attract drilling dollars, thanks to operators’ success in pushing well costs downward and ultimate recoveries upward. This webinar will look at the superb source-rock characteristics of the Woodford and Fayetteville shales, offer an activity round-up, and delve into the use of microseismic in Woodford shale well completions.  

A copy of the Arkoma Playbook is complimentary with your registration.

The oil and gas industry is collecting massive amounts of sensor data from operations spanning exploration, drilling, and production. The velocity and complexity of data growth has put immense strain on application and database performance not to mention skyrocketing data storage costs. This rapid growth necessitates a fundamental change to the way data is collected, stored, analyzed, and accessed to support real-time intelligence and decision making.