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$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

Alex Endress, World Oil

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.

Tendeka secures trio of Middle East contract wins

Following a recent award by the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) to deliver a lower completions project, Tendeka, a global leader in advanced completions and production optimization, has been awarded two further contracts in the Middle East.

Statoil receives consent to use Songa Endurance for drilling, completion at Troll field

Statoil has received consent to use the Songa Endurance mobile drilling facility for drilling and completion at Troll field.

Positive signs for oilfield services sector as U.S. onshore market set to grow, Westwood says

Westwood Global Energy Group, energy market research consultancy, has published a new market outlook for the U.S. drilling and completion market for the period from 2018 to 2022.

Aker BP receives consent to perform gas lift modifications at Tambar

The Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway has now given Aker BP consent to perform modifications relating to gas lift at Tambar. The gas lift project is part of a major field development project at Tambar.

Cautious outlook for oil and gas rebound could accelerate digital transformation, Deloitte says

Oil and gas executives’ confidence in a quick industry recovery seems to have materially shifted this year from a return to optimism to more caution, according to Deloitte’s “2017 Oil and Gas Industry Executive” survey. With lower expectations of a rapid price recovery, the need by many to find new efficiency gains and reduce costs could push the digital revolution to its tipping point.

API: American made energy growing, as estimated completed wells up 63% this year

API has announced that estimated wells completed in the third quarter of 2017 increased 63% compared to the third quarter of 2016. This includes a dramatic 84% increase for all oil wells completed from year-ago levels.

Hunting’s H-1 perforating system advances safety, stage efficiency and success rates

Hunting Energy Services, a subsidiary of Hunting PLC, the international energy services company, today reported that operators using its Titan Division’s H-1 perforating system have performed more than 38,400 runs since introduction last year without any safety-related incidents and with fewer personnel.

Oilfield service companies form Well Performance Network

A new micro-alliance between multiple agile, innovative, technology-driven service companies, collectively called the Well Performance Network (WPN), launched today, to revolutionize well construction and completion to deliver longer-lasting wells.

MicroSeismic launches real-time completions evaluation

MicroSeismic, Inc., the inventor and leading provider of surface micro-seismic monitoring, today announced the release of Real-Time Completions Evaluation, which provides on-the-spot fracture modeling, dynamic SRV estimation, end of stage EUR and drainage estimation, and rapid stress analysis.

Now Inc. announces global distribution agreement with Puradyn Filter Technologies

Now Inc.'s U.S. subsidiary DistributionNow L.P. has announced its exclusive global master distribution agreement with Puradyn Filter Technologies, Inc. for the oil and gas industry.