Upstream Technology Spotlights


Perhaps no sector in oil and gas exploration is as susceptible to industry ups and downs as the seismic business. Upstream Technology has documented this evolving industry throughout the prolonged lean times. Our Spotlight brings readers up to date on how companies are weathering the current storm and positioning themselves, through technology and strategy, for better days ahead.


For both greenfield developments and brownfield retrofits, the trend in topsides is for compact equipment that does not skimp on performance or durability. Our Spotlight on Topsides features technology that helps operators do their jobs more effectively now and for the long haul.


The oil and gas industry's tighter margins have opened up space for innovation in drilling. Upstream Technology's Spotlight on Drilling highlights some of the ways drillers are using technology to pare costs and boost efficiency.


Natural gas is a crucial part of the global energy mix, a role that is bound to become more prominent as nations implement tighter controls on carbon emissions. The fuel has overtaken oil in many operators' portfolios, and projects are under way to increase that share. The technology to safely and efficiently produce gas is evolving as producers tackle high pressures, complex reservoirs and environmental challenges.