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Flowserve appoints Lee Eckert to CFO

Flowserve Corporation, a provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, announced that Lee Eckert will join Flowserve as senior vice president and CFO, effective Oct. 9.

IPAA responds to dismissal of hydraulic fracturing rule case

Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) President and CEO Barry Russell issued a statement in response to a U.S. appeals court's dismissal of a hydraulic fracturing rule case.

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

John M. Terracina, Adam K. Harper, R. Steve Verboom, Hexion Inc.

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

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Feds, IOCs breathe new life into ‘Dead Cow’

Regional Report: Permian Basin

Mike Slaton, Contributing Editor

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 E&P industry’s ‘digital twin’

Though the foundation of the E&P 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 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.

Packers Plus, BP Oman achieve unprecedented operational efficiencies in HPHT wells

Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. has announced recent developments with BP Oman Exploration (Epsilon) Ltd. Collaborations include development of a customized completion system, successful installation and subsequent stimulation of two high pressure/high temperature (HPHT) wells in Oman's Khazzan field.

Emerson launches new drilling jar clamp for increased safety, well integrity

Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the latest product within its polymer completions solutions range – the PolyOil JAR Handling Clamp – for increased safety and well integrity.

BNK Petroleum reports completion of fracture stimulation in Oklahoma's SCOOP

BNK Petroleum Inc. has announced the completion of the fracture stimulation of the Hartgraves 1-6H well (100% working interest), which is located in BNK’s Tishiminogo field, in the SCOOP region of Oklahoma.

Baker Hughes releases field-proven coiled tubing simulation software

Baker Hughes, a GE company, announced today the introduction of its CIRCA coiled tubing simulation software, which enables coiled tubing service providers to maximize equipment performance and improve operational efficiency in well interventions.

Shaletech: Eagle Ford Shale

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Making hay in a temperamental market

Canada continues its fight for recovery during arduous times

Robert Curran, Contributing Editor

Amid increasing political uncertainty and a stagnant unemployment rate, Canadian operators are still fighting to regain E&P stability and drive pipeline projects forward.

New workstring connection improves tubular performance, economics in horizontal wells

Keith Myers, Certus Energy Solutions

Conventional tubular technology has imposed performance limitations and financial strain on horizontal well interventions. Premature upset wear, extensive redress charges and moderate torsional ratings are of increasing concern.

High strength alloys and connection options for extreme HPHT wells

Bruce Bradley, JFE Technology Center

Ultra-HPHT wells are challenging the limits of tubular performance, in terms of metallurgy and threaded connections. But higher pressures and temperatures are only part of the challenge. Carbon steel, hot-rolled chromium-based stainless steel, and cold-hardened materials are all options that must be considered to optimize economics in ultra-HPHT applications.