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Emerald Bay perforates final three wells at MarPat lease in Texas

Emerald Bay Energy Inc. has announced that the Company began operations this morning to perforate the final three wells of the MarPat partnerships. The MarPat wells have shown commercial viability in the Anacocho, Olmos, and Escondido formations.

New Products and Services

Alex Endress, World Oil

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) recently launched the Rolligon dry additive mix unit, which uses a custom-designed mixer to pre-mix the gel powder with water on the fly, giving optimum gel quaity even at high rates.

Casing while drilling eliminates off-bottom events in a CO2 flooded area

Nicholas Mawford, Tesco

When formations in the northwestern Permian basin presented well integrity challenges and geological uncertainties, Tesco evaluated options for successfully reaching TD. Using casing while drilling, the company completed the job in less time and helped the operator learn how to save money on future wells in the region.

Advanced frac fluid chemistry helps boost Wolfcamp IP rates

Jerry Noles, Troy Bishop, CoilChem, LLC; Neal Hageman, Integrated Petroleum Technologies

A HVFR polymer bridges the gap between slickwater and cross-linked fracs.

New data transfer protocol improves drilling support and safety

Thomas Halland, Kjell Inge Meisal, Statoil; Ted Abramsen, Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies, Norway; Peter Morrison, Baker Hughes

Using a new protocol, a WITSML pilot project has shown significantly faster data transmission from an offshore wellsite to an onshore operations center. The updated standard has the potential to considerably improve operational support and reduce personnel trips to the rig.

Well control trends and mitigation tools: A technology update

Mohamed Amer, Wild Well Control

Improving oil prices have brought increased drilling and production, but also well control failures, due to reduced quality assurance and shortages of competent personnel. Embedding lessons learned from these events, along with integrated use of technology and specialized expertise, can mitigate well control risks.

Recharged shale boom still faces shortage of frac services

A recharged U.S. shale boom will grow in 2018, with diversified companies such as Concho Resources and Devon Energy gaining an edge in overcoming a lack of completion crews for drillers.

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority partners with Gulf Publishing Company

To further promote the petrochemical, oil and gas sector of the Hamriyah Free Zone, the Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) has signed a strategic partnership with Gulf Publishing Company (GPC), the world’s largest independent media company devoted exclusively to the global energy industry for more than 100 years.

Otto Energy announces well completion, drilling plans

Otto Energy Limited has advised that the OCS G-34266 #F-2 well (SM 71 F2), operated on behalf of the joint venture by Byron Energy Ltd. within the South Marsh Island 71 (SM 71) lease in the Gulf Of Mexico shelf, will be completed for near term production in the B65 sand.

IPAA, Western Energy Alliance applaud repeal of hydraulic fracturing rule

The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and Western Energy Alliance today applauded the Department of the Interior’s decision to repeal a costly Obama administration federal rule on hydraulic fracturing.

Tendeka secures OGTC funding for technology testing

Independent global completions service company Tendeka has been awarded funding from the Oil & Gas Technology Center to advance further field testing of its wireless intelligent completions technology, PulseEight.

Oil States to acquire GEODynamics for $525 million

Oil States International, Inc., announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GEODynamics, Inc., a provider of oil and gas perforation systems and downhole tools in support of completion, intervention, wireline and well abandonment operations.

Tenaris unveils seamless pipe mill in Bay City, Texas

Tenaris unveiled its $1.8 billion state-of-the-art seamless pipe mill in Bay City, Texas, Monday before local, state and federal representatives, including U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

What's New in Production

Don Francis, Contributing Editor

‘Tis the reason…

Drilling Advances

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Bigger nail and hammer

Shaletech: Haynesville-Bossier Shale

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Brighter gas fundamentals spark second wind

Permian producers push the envelope for output growth in 2018

Alex Endress, World Oil

Operators are still testing the limits of unconventional technology in the Permian basin, but increased drilling activity likely means steady production gains for next year and beyond.

Tendeka appoints new CEO to galvanize growth

Global oil and gas solutions provider Tendeka has appointed Brad Baker as its new CEO, as the independent completions and production optimization specialist gears up for further growth.

D&L Oil Tools designs new anchor in response to demand for smart well technology

D&L Oil Tools, a company that provides downhole tools to both domestic and international oil exploration markets, has unveiled a new patent-pending design for hydraulically and mechanically-set retrievable tubing anchors/catchers named Trilobite Anchors.

$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.