Pallanich, Jennifer

Pallanich, Jennifer

Jennifer Pallanich is a veteran oil and gas journalist based in Houston. She writes about the technologies that move the oil and gas industry forward.
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Connecting Completions

Mar 16, 2020

Forewarned is forearmed, an adage that is particularly true when it comes to deepwater drilling. Offshore drillers are increasingly relying on existing and new downhole data technologies to make real-time decisions and keep operations safe.Multi…

Break it Down

Feb 24, 2020

The decommissioning market is making a comeback, with new fields of opportunity, and challenges, opening. TSB Offshore President Will Speck shares insights on the path ahead.With the decommissioning market slowly recovering, TSB Offshore is…

Batched Drilling Saves Rig Time at Mad Dog 2

Jan 13, 2020

With the Argos semisubmersible due to begin production from BP’s Mad Dog field in late 2021, the drilling team needed to ensure the drilling campaign stayed on schedule.BP did this by dedicating and integrating experienced drilling engineers and geoscientists to plan…

Optimizing Recovery at Mad Dog 2

Dec 16, 2019

BP’s Mad Dog field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico is a good news story that keeps delivering, and the reservoir management team aims to keep it that way.When discovered in 1998, the field in Green Canyon blocks 825, 826 and 782 was thought to hold 1 billion barrels of oil in place…

Energy Transition and Sustainability Talks at 2020 WPC

Dec 11, 2019

The 23rd World Petroleum Congress will set the scene for a discussion about the energy transition, climate change and innovative technologies.Set for December 6-10, 2020, in Houston, considered the energy capitol of the world, the WPC typically draws 10…

Chase the Right Metrics for Better Production Results

Nov 24, 2019

Oil and gas companies track and incentivize a variety of metrics, but these actions can inadvertently lead to lower production levels and affect lifting costs.If there’s an incentive for fast drilling instead of precisely placed wellbores that maximize contact with sweet spots…

Digital Technologies Driving Reserves Numbers Up

Nov 15, 2019

Operators have traditionally grown their resources and reserves through acquisition, exploration and producing more from an already-discovered field. Now, digital technologies are helping operators increase reserves.Wood Mackenzie research director…

Doubling Down on Digital

Oct 23, 2019

Companies successful in reducing their capex and opex costs in the real world often do so by taking advantage of the digital world.There’s a reason terms like big data, digitalization, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the digital…

The Drilling Evolution

Oct 14, 2019

Following a few years of low oil prices and a drop in rig utilization rates, drillers remain focused on ways to improve operational efficiency and safety.Many of the improvements to rigs are evolutionary, such as automation, remote control and sensing…

Fewer Splices Mean Faster Umbilical Production at Upgraded Facility

Oct 11, 2019

A new method for manufacturing large power umbilicals can shave off 15% to 20% of manufacturing time by minimizing the number of electrical cable splices required.Power umbilicals can be 10 inches in diameter and up to 60 miles long and take up a lot of space prior to installation…

Production 4.0

Oct 08, 2019

As the oil and gas industry increasingly automates functions, one service company has focused on changing the focus from dumb iron to the cloud.Weatherford’s vision is to take its range of production tools and technologies to the next level by bringing them together with the basics of Industry 4…

Offshore Inspections Take Flight

Oct 02, 2019

The use of drones to inspect offshore assets can drive up safety levels, increase operational time and reduce costs.In just a few short years, drone technology has “come a very, very long way,” says Tyler Collins, VP of enterprise services at PrecisionHawk…

Monitoring, and Addressing, Crude Quality in Real-time

Sep 20, 2019

Through artificial intelligence and machine learning, oil companies can monitor production stream quality in real time to optimize the value per barrel.“The industry is now recognizing the importance of product quality,” says Paul Oates, US business development director for Validere…

Remote Technologies Augment Capabilities

Sep 13, 2019

As connectivity at offshore oil and gas facilities improves, one of the major hurdles for augmented reality technology is evaporating.Connectivity has, for years, been the primary challenge for uptake of certain remote-enabling technologies for use in testing…

Danos: Technology Will Reinvigorate Business

Sep 05, 2019

The leadership at Danos believes technology will transform the oil industry. To thrive in the midst of that change, Louisiana-based Danos is actively focused on how to use technology to help customers work more efficiently and cost-effectively…

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