David McPhee


Can The Shale Boom Avoid These Bottlenecks?


Shale companies continue to drill at a frenzied pace, adding rigs and breaking U.S. oil production levels with each passing week. Yet, the oil production is becoming increasingly geographically concentrated. Not only is the Permian basin accounting for much of the new oil production in the U.S., but a relatively small number of counties within the Permian are home to most of that action.


Opinion: Rethink, Rework, Re-engage


There is light at the end of the tunnel. After a three-year pause, during which major project go-aheads have been rare, the oil industry is starting to grind back into action. But now, more than ever, project managers need to make sure that their proposals deliver value, and that the search for ‘perfect’ does not prevent the delivery of ‘good’.