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HPHT keynote presents DeepStar initiative aimed at deepwater technology development

World Oil’s annual HPHT Drilling, Completions & Production Conference got underway this morning with keynote speaker Greg Kusinski, of Chevron ETC.

Endeavor Management announces shale completion best practices JIP

Endeavor Management has opened participation in its latest joint industry project (JIP)—Best Practices for Shale Completion Operations.

Evaluating diversion techniques to increase stimulation effectiveness in the Eagle Ford

Shea Evans, Kirk Dawson, Matthew Montes, Halliburton; Greg Preston, Scott Hudson, Carrizo Oil and Gas

A study in the Eagle Ford shale assessed the challenges associated with cluster efficiency in horizontal plug-and-perf treatments, as well as the application and methodology of using a diverter. Production was analyzed to validate the diverter’s performance, and fiber-optic data provided subsurface insight to validate diversion effectiveness.

HPHT environment requires reliable, high-strength completion systems

Kevin Trahan, Packers Plus Energy Services

As the industry targets deeper formations in developing unconventional plays, completion system capabilities continue to reach new heights. The goal is to design HPHT technologies optimized for horizontal wells that increase initial production rates and cumulative production to maximize return on investment.

Over 5,000 DUCs await completion in U.S., EIA says

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) monthly Drilling Productivity Report (DPR), released Monday, now includes a supplement that provides monthly estimates of the number of DUCs in the seven key oil and natural gas producing regions covered by the report.

Maersk Drilling secures new contract for Gallant jackup rig

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the jack-up rig Mærsk Gallant with Maersk Oil.

Weatherford awarded two large completions contracts with supermajor

Weatherford has won two large contracts with a supermajor operator for sand screens and for upper completions products, including gas-lift equipment, chemical-injection equipment, subsurface safety valves (SSVs) and downhole measurement tools.

Packers Plus openhole stimulation system cuts completion time/costs in Argentina

Packers Plus Energy Services helped an operator stimulate a formation with an openhole multi-stage ball-drop system in Argentina's Loma La Lata field 30 times faster compared to a traditional plug-and-perf method.

D&L Oil Tools passes API certification and license requirements

D&L Oil Tools’ quality management system has been granted API’s Q1 Certification and their packers and bridge plug products now possess API 11D1 Monogram licenses

Lucas Energy enters into agreement to fund development of Eagle Ford shale assets

Lucas Energy, Inc., has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, CATI Operating, LLC, entered into an agreement with its senior lender, as evidenced by a promissory note, to borrow $1 million, effective August 15, 2016. The company plans to use the funds to participate in the drilling and completion of certain Eagle Ford wells.

Packers Plus optimizes offshore multi-stage completion for Dubai Petroleum Establishment

Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. has announced that it has recently worked with operator Dubai Petroleum Establishment to install and successfully stimulate an offshore carbonate reservoir using an open hole multi-stage ball-drop system.

Liberty Oilfield Services’ new frac fleet cuts noise emissions

Liberty Oilfield Services, a privately held pressure pumping services company, has announced the release of its new Quiet Fleet.

ShaleTech: Eagle Ford/Pearsall shale

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Only the core survives mounting ROR pressure

Hunting’s select fire perforating system sets new Canadian e-coil perforating record

HOUSTON -- Hunting announced Monday that its Titan Division’s select fire perforating system recently set a new Canadian e-coil perforating record with a 52-CFA gun string deployed by Titanium Tubing Technology Ltd. for Teine Energy Ltd. in Kindersley, Saskatchewan.

Rotating solid expandable liner solves issues in high-angle directional wells

Roy Baker, Enventure Global Technology

The use of solid expandable liners is increasing; however, the perception remains that they are viable in limited applications. Yet, changes to the expandable connection and expansion assembly have enabled a liner to be rotated, to reduce the risk of stuck pipe when running tubulars in a directional wellbore.

Halliburton installs its 1,000th multilateral junction

Halliburton today announced the installation of its 1,000th multilateral junction.

Saudi Arabian Drilling Academy launched to serve the region's drilling and workover industry

A dynamic new project, the Saudi Arabian Drilling Academy (SADA), has officially been launched.

Exxon Mobil awards Alternate Path well packing license to Baker Hughes

Exxon Mobil has awarded Baker Hughes a limited international license to Exxon Mobil’s Alternate Path technology patent portfolio for services of gravel packing cased and openhole completion wells.

Deep Casing Tools deploys first system In Iraq

Casing and completion tool specialist Deep Casing Tools has continued its Middle East expansion with a successful deployment of its unique drillable turbine technology in Iraq.

GEODynamics releases FracIQ Limited Entry Perforating System

GEODynamics, Inc.’s Engineered Perforating Solutions Division has completed extensive field testing of the latest addition to their family of plug-and-perf technology based products. The FracIQ Limited Entry Perforating System has been applied in over 1,000 frac stages since field testing commenced in April 2016.