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Trump proposes $204.9 million budget for BSEE in 2018

President Donald Trump has proposed a $204.9 million Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

Lukoil signs cooperation agreement with Kalingrad's government

President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov and governor of Kaliningrad Region Anton Alikhanov signed an agreement on cooperation between the company and the regional government for 2017-2022, in Kaliningrad today.

Heerema Fabrication Group secures contract for Peregrino II jacket

Heerema Fabrication Group has been awarded the Procurement & Construction contract of the Peregrino II jacket by South Atlantic Holding B.V. on behalf of the Statoil Peregrino II project.

Worst seems over for oil as supply drops, OPEC talks longer deal

Oil climbed for a second day, leaving the worst of last week’s rout behind for now, as U.S. stockpiles fell and two OPEC members said there’s a consensus to extend output cuts.

Scott Safety releases reusable single gas monitor, docking station

Scott Safety introduced the Protégé SG, a reusable single gas monitor, and the MasterDock II, an expandable docking station.

Nano-sized clay stabilizers show promise in protecting formation permeability

Devesh Agrawal, Oleksandr Kuznetsov, Radhika Suresh, Valery N. Khabashesku, Baker Hughes

Colloidal nanoparticles could prevent clay-related flow impairment in the reservoir.

Rubicon Oilfield acquires Choice Completions Systems

Rubicon Oilfield International has acquired Choice Completions Systems, a technology company specializing in downhole products for unconventional multi-stage completions.

Weir Oil & Gas launches intelligent systems for pressure control

Weir Oil & Gas, a leading upstream provider of pressure pumping and pressure control equipment and services, announced it has developed real-time measurements and automated controls to enhance safety, reduce non-productive time, and to enable operators to make more informed, faster decisions.

Lundin Petroleum completes Gohta appraisal well in southern Barents Sea

Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS has completed the Gohta appraisal well 7120/1-5, located in PL492 in the southern Barents Sea.

2017 Offshore Technology Conference concludes, more than 64,700 attend

Offshore energy industry experts and leaders from across the world came together at NRG Park in Houston 1–4 May for the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).

Former Weir exec launches ST9 Gas + Oil, a new oilfield services company

Chris Buckley, renowned engineer and former vice president at Weir Oil & Gas, has launched Houston-based ST9 Gas + Oil.

Weatherford debuts V0-rated completion system at OTC 2017

Weatherford International plc announced the commercial release of the WFX0 gravel-pack system at the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference.

JDR and Magma Global ink strategic MOU at OTC 2017

JDR, the leading supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Magma Global, the manufacturer of high performance carbon fibre and Victrex PEEK thermoplastic composite pipe, m-pipe.

BP expands digital rocks technology

BP’s proprietary digital rocks technology program is getting a key upgrade from a new multi-year commercial agreement with Exa Corporation, which will enhance BP’s ability to predict the flow of oil and water in digital images of reservoir rock.

Trump's U.S. looks past energy independence, to global dominance

The U.S. is in the position to be energy-dominant, not just independent, thanks to fracing and plans to loosen drilling regulations, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday.

Probe extends downhole conveyance tool range

Probe Holdings, Inc., a technology firm that designs, manufactures and sells well logging and reservoir monitoring tools and systems for the oil and gas industry, announced that it is expanding its range of I-Wheel downhole conveyance optimization tools.

Emerson launches new salinity system for increased flow assurance, to maximize oil & gas production

Emerson Automation Solutions launched the Roxar Salinity Measurement System for the sensitive, accurate and real-time measurement of saline water in gas production well streams at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston this week.

Materia expands manufacturing facilities in Texas

Materia Inc., a company in development and manufacture of catalysts and advanced polymers, is supporting growth in its Proxima thermoset resins by expanding its manufacturing capacity fivefold in Huntsville, Tx.

Flotek, IBM developing cognitive reservoir performance system

IBM and Flotek Industries announced a global agreement to develop a cognitive reservoir performance system for the oil and gas industry.

Packers Plus installs first StackFRAC Titanium XV system in deep gas Jurassic reservoir

Packers Plus announced the installation of a StackFRAC Titanium XV system in a challenging high pressure/high temperature well in a Jurassic reservoir in the Middle East.