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Statoil awards service contracts for two Cat J rigs

Baker Hughes and Schlumberger will be awarded contracts for integrated drilling and well services on the Cat J rigs Askepott and Askeladden. The rigs will perform work at Oseberg and Gullfaks.

A new approach to optimizing plug-and-perf completions

Duke VanLue, Downhole Technology

Using improved methods and the latest composite frac plug technology, operators can reduce running time, enhance reliability, and achieve efficient drill-outs without short trips.

STEP reduces offset well hits by deploying far-field diverter technology

Recognizing that fracturing operations often influence the production of parent wells, STEP Energy Services (STEP) recently collaborated with a Montney producer to reduce offset well communication by using its far-field diverter technology, STEP-PLEX.

Gazprom Neft discovers new field in Orenburg Oblast

Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazpromneft Orenburg, has discovered a new field in the Sorochinsky district of Orenburg Oblast. Reservoir engineers have estimated the new discovery, called Novosamarskoye field, has oil-in-place reserves of more than eight million tonnes. This is the first discovery in the area under investigation, which company specialists believe contains a series of smaller deposits.

W&T Offshore discovers new and deeper productive reservoirs at GOM Ship Shoal 349, Mahogany field

HOUSTON -- W&T Offshore announced that its Ship Shoal 359 A-18 well has logged 149 ft of net oil pay in five zones and extended the size and depth of the Mahogany field. The SS 349 A-18 well was drilled on the western side of the Mahogany field to extend the productive limit of the 'T' sand, which was discovered in mid-2013 by the A-14 well.

GEODynamics acquires Paradigm GeoKey’s perforating business in Aberdeen

GEODynamics acquired Paradigm GeoKey’s Aberdeen, Scotland-based perforating business unit on Jan. 1, 2017. As a result of the transaction, GEODynamics has established a UK operating company. Chris Chalker, former managing director of Paradigm GeoKey, has joined the GEODynamics team as vice president, Eastern Hemisphere and will be based in Aberdeen to manage and grow GEODynamics’ business throughout the region.

AccessESP rigless system successfully enables ESP pump swap on Alaska's North Slope

AccessESP has showcased its rigless ESP conveyance system in the industry’s first pump swap for an operator on Alaska's North Slope.

Packers Plus launches PrimeSET liner hanger system

Packers Plus Energy Services launched its PrimeSET liner hanger system. Innovative anti-preset features ensure reliability and performance, resulting in time and cost savings for operators.

geoLOGIC systems acquires Well Completions & Frac Database from Canadian Discovery

geoLOGIC systems, a portfolio company of BV Investment Partners, has announced that it has purchased Canadian Discovery Ltd.’s (CDL) Well Completions & Frac Database and related products, including its Direct Data Access add-on module and the Drilling Database.

Emerson expands reservoir modeling capabilities to maximize recovery

STAVANGER, Norway -- Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the Roxar application programming interface (API), its extensibility solution for reservoir modeling and, in particular, for its software Roxar RMS. The Roxar API helps operators customize their workflows to achieve specific goals; improves data management capabilities with greater interoperability and flexibility; preserves vital reservoir information across multiple-stage workflows; and enables users to analyze and visualize their models in different and innovative ways for improved reservoir interpretation and increased recovery.

Powerwave well stimulation project kicks off in Bahrain

Wavefront Technology Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce that the first two wells of a seven well Powerwave stimulation program have been completed in Bahrain.

Packers Plus frac system cuts costs/saves time for an operator in Egypt

Packers Plus Energy Services worked with an operator in Egypt to complete a 6-stage StackFRAC system using the drillable closeable (DC) FracPORT sleeve in a short timeframe.

Hexion offers lower cost resin coated proppants

Hexion Inc. announced the release of its kRT resin coated proppants that provide a cost-effective option for the oil and gas industry, while delivering superior performance compared to uncoated frac sand.

Subsea efficiency in harsh environments

Vibesh Ravindran, Expro

Efficient subsea safety systems isolate a well in a controlled manner during exploration, completion and intervention. By utilizing a landing string system (LSS), non-productive time (NPT) is reduced significantly during shutdown, disconnect or drive-off, by providing controlled isolation of the wellbore and associated hydrocarbons. The LSS facilitates critical hydraulic and electrical feed-through to subsurface completion components. This yields potential rig time savings of 24-plus hr in shallow water, and up to 48 hr in deep water.

Delivering well integrity through secure connections

Britani Gallagher, Scott Sivewright, Keith Won, Weatherford

Well integrity, the overarching driver in the industry’s quest to achieve safe, efficient and long-term production, is achieved by efficiently establishing critical well barriers, including proper mud weight and casing/cement, that provide reliable isolation and mitigate the risk of an uncontrolled release of formation fluids.

Well integrity in production operations: Five trends shaping the future

Don Dressler, Brian O'Sullivan, Enterprise Performance Group

Five trends in well integrity (WI) for production operations have emerged, with significant implications for the industry’s future direction.

Companies in the news

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Companies in the news

Oil & Gas UK publishes guidelines on HPHT wells

In line with its commitment to continually reviewing and improving the safety and performance of all aspects of well practices on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), Oil & Gas UK has released new guidelines on wells with HPHT properties.

Chesapeake declares ‘propageddon’ with record frac job

The era of the monster frac has arrived in North America, and Chesapeake Energy Corp. is singing its praises.

ShaleTech: Niobrara Shale

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

“Go long” typical game plan, as key players consolidate holdings