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CARBO Ceramics builds on success in the Gulf of Mexico

CARBO Ceramics Inc. has announced that Kryptosphere HD has been utilized by all super major E&Ps operating in the Gulf of Mexico, for deep, high stress wells.

Reveal Energy Services presents IMAGE Frac 2.0 pressure-based fracture maps

Reveal Energy Services announced today the commercialization of IMAGE Frac 2.0 pressure-based fracture maps that validate completion designs on every well with minimum operational risk and cost.

Wavefront issued 15-well stimulations campaign in Kuwait

Wavefront Technology Solutions Inc., a global supplier of fluid injection technology for oil and gas well stimulation and Improved/Enhanced oil (IOR/EOR) recovery has announced that the Company, through its local distributor, has been issued a campaign of 15 well stimulations in Kuwait.

Trendsetter Engineering completes live well operations with 15,000-psi subsea hydraulic intervention system

Trendsetter Engineering has successfully completed live well operations with the new 15,000-psi subsea hydraulic intervention system (STIM). The STIM system, which had previously been utilized for subsea hydrate remediation work, has now completed seven subsea projects in the GOM since November 2016, in water depths ranging from 2,500 ft to 7,200 ft.

Talos Energy reports significant discovery offshore Mexico

Talos Energy announced that the Zama-1 exploration well, offshore Mexico, has discovered oil.

Sharper solutions yield relevance on the cutting edge

Mike Slaton, Contributing Editor

The answer is always changing. What works today probably won’t be the solution tomorrow. In addressing the current demands of the offshore industry, the biggest single challenge may be staying relevant.

What's New in Production

Don Francis, Contributing Editor

Last time we talked, the subject was high-energy gas fracturing, a method that offers the alluring possibility of eliminating the use of water, the sourcing and disposal of which—as proliferating offers of solutions indicate—is a major headache in hydraulic fracturing.

Halliburton buys Summit ESP to strengthen artificial lift business

Oilfield services provider Halliburton Co. said on Wednesday that it would buy oilfield equipment supplier Summit ESP, Inc., which is backed by Oklahoma energy and banking billionaire George Kaiser.

Schlumberger signs $700-million oil field deal in Nigeria

Nigeria’s state-owned oil company said it signed a deal with Schlumberger to provide $700 million for the development of two oil fields in the country’s crude-rich south.

GE, Eni sign agreement to develop gas resources offshore Mozambique

GE Oil & Gas has signed an agreement to collaborate with Eni East Africa, on the offshore Mozambique developments it operates.

Nine Energy Service, MorphPackers Limited announce joint distribution agreement

Nine Energy Service, Inc., and MorphPackers Limited announced jointly that they have entered into an agreement, whereby Nine will be the exclusive provider of MorphPackers’ STORM and CENTURION completion product line for the re-frac market in the United States and Canada.

Aker BP drills dry well west of Volund field, North Sea

Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 150 B, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 24/9-11 S.

Aquaterra Energy wins multi-million-pound North Sea abandonment contract

Aquaterra Energy, a leading global offshore engineering solutions provider, has won a major contract to supply subsea high pressure riser (HPR) equipment and services for a subsea abandonment project in the central North Sea.

Exxon Mobil to proceed with Liza oil development, offshore Guyana

Exxon Mobil will proceed with the first phase of development for the Liza field, one of the largest oil discoveries of the past decade, located offshore Guyana.

Statoil awards EPC contract extention to TechnipFMC

TechnipFMC has been awarded an extension to its ongoing Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract from Statoil in the Norwegian North Sea.

Weir Oil & Gas acquires KOP Surface Products

Weir will acquire KOP Surface Products, a provider of advanced pressure control wellhead technologies, systems and services.

Multiple completion technologies yield the best of all worlds

Travis Harris, Packers Plus Energy Services

Multiple completion technologies can be combined in one well for a hybrid solution to improve stimulation in extended reach laterals.

SM Energy accelerates activity in the Eagle Ford

SM Energy Company has announced that it is increasing production guidance by approximately 0.4 MMBoe, all of which is attributable to the second-quarter 2017, due to acceleration of completion activity at its core Eagle Ford program.

Abrado increases U.S. land position with downhole video, fishing, milling contract

Abrado has announced that it was awarded a downhole video, fishing & milling contract in four different onshore fields for a major onshore North America Shale Operator.

Innovative Thinkers

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Growing up financially underprivileged in the Houston suburb of Tomball, Texas, Duke VanLue, founder and CEO of Downhole Technology, LLC, was never a stranger to hard work and perseverance.