WorldOil $1.8-billion Tenaris mill in Bay City targets Permian operators Tenaris recently opened a new $1.8-billion pipe manufacturing mill in Bay City, Texas, and with the new mill, it is targeting service for U.S. shale operators—in particular, those operating in the Permian basin—according to a local Houston newspaper. UK, Norway join forces to optimize late-life field assets and field abandonment The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) and Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP) are hosting joint technology hackathon events later this month to collectively tackle operator late life and decommissioning challenges. Emerald Bay begins Kuhn 4 completion operations ahead of schedule Emerald Bay Energy Inc. has announced that completion operations have begun on the Kuhn 4 well at the Company’s Wooden Horse play in South Texas. New Products and Services Weatherford International plc has announced the commercial release of the PressurePro control system, a fully integrated rotating control device (RCD) and choke system for wellbore pressure management on land. Kruse Energy to conduct multi-million-dollar auction for BJ Services BJ Services is North America's largest pure-play pressure pumping services company. With an increased focus on its hydraulic fracturing and cementing services, the company has decided to close its U.S. coil tubing division, choosing to sell all its coil tubing assets in a Kruse Energy auction on November 15-16, 2017. Emerald Bay moves forward with operations at Wooden Horse in South Texas Emerald Bay Energy Inc. has announced that the Company is moving forward with plans to complete and test the recently drilled Kuhn 4 well, and as noted in the October 11, 2017 press release, the Company is encouraged by multiple potential payzones. Clariant expands support for local North American oil services customers Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces a low single-digit million amount investment to strengthen two of its North American Oil Services sites in order to further support customer growth in key oil basins. Lukoil completes eighth well at Vladimir Filanovsky field Lukoil has completed the drilling of its eighth well at Vladimir Filanovsky field in the Caspian Sea. NOV's fiberglass piping equipment reduces water transport costs in Louisiana shale Demand continues to grow for piping infrastructure that can effectively handle produced water and transporting water for frac operations across great distances. Expro launches TCP gun system for extreme HP applications at LAGCOE 2017 Leading international oilfield services company, Expro, has launched a new extreme high pressure tubing conveyed perforating (TCP) gun system, delivering the largest perforation hole area available for frac and gravel pack completions.