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Nine Energy Service, MorphPackers Limited announce joint distribution agreement

Nine Energy Service, Inc., and MorphPackers Limited announced jointly that they have entered into an agreement, whereby Nine will be the exclusive provider of MorphPackers’ STORM and CENTURION completion product line for the re-frac market in the United States and Canada.

Aker BP drills dry well west of Volund field, North Sea

Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 150 B, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 24/9-11 S.

Aquaterra Energy wins multi-million-pound North Sea abandonment contract

Aquaterra Energy, a leading global offshore engineering solutions provider, has won a major contract to supply subsea high pressure riser (HPR) equipment and services for a subsea abandonment project in the central North Sea.

Exxon Mobil to proceed with Liza oil development, offshore Guyana

Exxon Mobil will proceed with the first phase of development for the Liza field, one of the largest oil discoveries of the past decade, located offshore Guyana.

Statoil awards EPC contract extention to TechnipFMC

TechnipFMC has been awarded an extension to its ongoing Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract from Statoil in the Norwegian North Sea.

Weir Oil & Gas acquires KOP Surface Products

Weir will acquire KOP Surface Products, a provider of advanced pressure control wellhead technologies, systems and services.

Multiple completion technologies yield the best of all worlds

Travis Harris, Packers Plus Energy Services

Multiple completion technologies can be combined in one well for a hybrid solution to improve stimulation in extended reach laterals.

SM Energy accelerates activity in the Eagle Ford

SM Energy Company has announced that it is increasing production guidance by approximately 0.4 MMBoe, all of which is attributable to the second-quarter 2017, due to acceleration of completion activity at its core Eagle Ford program.

Abrado increases U.S. land position with downhole video, fishing, milling contract

Abrado has announced that it was awarded a downhole video, fishing & milling contract in four different onshore fields for a major onshore North America Shale Operator.

Innovative Thinkers

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Growing up financially underprivileged in the Houston suburb of Tomball, Texas, Duke VanLue, founder and CEO of Downhole Technology, LLC, was never a stranger to hard work and perseverance.

Executive Viewpoint

Fernando Assing, Tesco

When oil and gas prices began to drop in 2014, companies, including Tesco Corporation, intensified their efforts to reduce drilling costs and improve rig efficiency.

SIMMONS EDECO partners with Cordax to offer LWT services

SIMMONS EDECO, a leading global oilfield service provider, announced it has joined forces with Cordax Evaluation Technologies to provide highly cost-effective “Logging-While-Tripping” (LWT) openhole formation evaluation services.

Flat Time Reduction launches Lean Oilfield Solutions

Flat Time Reduction (FTR), a Houston-based engineering and management consulting firm, has developed a new system tailored specifically for the oil and gas industry, based on the proven methodology behind lean manufacturing.

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.