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Dramatic changes to the supply of frac sand could lead to efficiency gains in the Permian basin

A major report from Energent, part of Westwood Global Energy Group, the energy market research consultancy, predicts dramatic changes to the frac sand supply chain to the Permian basin, the world’s most important oil growth region.

CERAWeek '18: Rick Perry says U.S. set to unleash American energy—and technology—around the world

America’s development of hydraulic fracturing technology has enabled a new wave of oil and gas abundance in the U.S., and according to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, the country must focus on maximizing exports for this energy, as well as its technologies.

World’s largest riser support structure installed with unique EPCI solution

Mahesh Swaminathan, McDermott International, Inc.

The EPCI solution was just one of many engineering feats within the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project, offshore Australia.

Water Management

Mark Patton, Hydrozonix

Recycling produced water cuts disposal costs

New Products and Services

Alex Endress, World Oil

Weatherford has developed a radio-frequency identification (RFID) cementing port collar that allows efficient cement placement, to help operators achieve a competent annular barrier in mature fields and narrow pressure-window environments.

Hexion completes Canadian proppant manufacturing plant expansion

The Oilfield Technology Group (OTG) of Hexion Inc. today announced the completion of its resin-coated proppant manufacturing plant expansion in Canada.

NOV introduces new well-service fluid ends and valves to Permian basin

As the intensity of completing unconventional wells continues to grow, so too do the demands on fracturing equipment. Longer laterals, rising stage counts, and increased pressures and proppant loadings per stage make hydraulic fracturing an extremely difficult—and consumptive—enterprise, particularly in the challenging wells seen in regions like the Permian basin.

Greece's Energean raises $1.27 billion for Israeli gas fields

Energean O&G signed a financing agreement with Morgan Stanley for $1.27 billion to finance development of two natural gas fields off the coast of Israel.

GEODynamics introduces specialized perforating systems for remedial cementing, circulation

GEODynamics has introduced ISOLOC plug and abandonment, specialized-perforating systems for remedial cementing and circulation.

Foothills Exploration reports successful completion, flow testing of horizontal well in Utah

Foothills Exploration, Inc., an independent oil and gas exploration company engaged in the acquisition and development of oil and gas properties in the Rockies, reported today the successful drilling, completion and flow testing of the Stagecoach 111-20H horizontal well, now producing natural gas in commercial quantities.

ShaleTech: Marcellus/Utica Shales

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Record laterals help feed new pipelines, plants

Executive Viewpoint

Bruce Toews, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

Reducing coating maintenance costs and headaches on new offshore platforms

Fracing earthquakes pop up in unexpected corner of shale patch

The oil prospectors of Oklahoma, it appeared, finally had a solution to their earthquake problem.

New rail terminal opened in Louisiana to support proppant transport for shale

Shale Support Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of frac sands and logistical solutions to the oil and gas proppant market, has announced its newest exclusive terminal located in Gibsland, La.

Emerald Bay Energy begins testing the Eagle Ford formation at Kuhn 3

Emerald Bay Energy Inc. announced that the Company moved a service rig on location today to perforate the Eagle Ford formation in the Kuhn 3 well at the Company’s Wooden Horse property in Southwest Texas.

Otto Energy provides update on SM 71 project in the Gulf of Mexico

Otto Energy Limited has advised that the Ensco 68 drilling rig has been repositioned over the SM 71 F1 well and operations to complete the F1 as a producing well in the D5 Sand have begun. This marks the end of drilling operations which began in early December 2017.

Landowners, fracers in tense face-off in wake of Colorado blast

The fracing frenzy in Colorado is spurring a tense faceoff between shale drillers in the region and residents seeking a better handle on the dangers in their own backyards after a killer pipeline explosion last year.

Reveal Energy Services validates more than 2,500 hydraulic fracturing stages

Reveal Energy Services has announced the company has validated more than 2,500 hydraulic fracturing stages throughout the U.S. with its pressure-based fracture maps.

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.