WorldOil BNK Petroleum commences Brock 9-2H well fracture stimulation in Oklahoma BNK Petroleum Inc. has announced that fracture stimulation completion operations on the previously drilled Brock 9-2H well have commenced. Innovative proppant technology reduces cost per boe Operators are optimizing completions to further drive down the cost per boe, with most hydraulic fracturing jobs using uncoated frac sand. While these wells can produce sufficiently, well economics could be improved by utilizing resin-coated proppants. Shaletech: Argentina Feds, IOCs breathe new life into ‘Dead Cow’ Regional Report: Permian Basin The ultimate U.S. basin shines again Wärtsilä announces mechanical completion at the Tornio Manga LNG terminal The technology group Wärtsilä has successfully reached an important milestone in the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract of the Tornio Manga LNG terminal in Northern Finland. The mechanical completion of the terminal was achieved on Aug. 18, 2017. LIFE 2017: Data-sharing necessary to realize true value of EandP industry’s ‘digital twin’ Though the foundation of the EandP industry is to find and produce oil and natural gas, the most valuable resource in today’s oil business may now be the data that companies collect in the midst of hydrocarbon extraction, as postulated today at Halliburton’s Landmark Innovation Forum and Expo in Houston. Weatherford appoints Karl Blanchard as COO Weatherford International plc has announced the appointment of Karl Blanchard as executive V.P. and COO. In this role, he will oversee all region and product line operations; quality, health, safety, security and environment; sales; engineering, research and development; and supply chain. Petrofac sells stake in Pánuco contract to Schlumbergeránuco-contract-to-schlumberger Petrofac and Schlumberger announced that Petrofac has sold its 50% interest in Petro-SPM Integrated Services S.A. to Schlumberger. Shell loads oil in Libya for first time in five years Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the world’s largest oil trader, is said to have loaded its first crude from Libya in five years over the weekend, adding to evidence of the OPEC nation’s comeback. Statoil recieves consent to use West Elara for drilling, completion at Valemon field Statoil has been given consent to use the West Elara mobile drilling facility to drill and complete production wells 34/11-B-6 and 34/11-B-16 at Valemon field. Planned drilling start-up is September or October 2017.