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Gazprom Neft partners with Saudi Aramco on oilfield technology development

Gazprom Neft has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia, to extend their partnership in oil and gas industry. Signatories to the document were Alexander Dyukov, CEO of Gazprom Neft, and Amin H. Nasser, President and CEO, Saudi Aramco.

Archer launches downhole imaging and measurement services

Archer, the global oilfield services company, has launched a new generation of SPACE ultrasound imaging and measurement services, which apply ground-breaking ultrasonic techniques – such as phased-array beam-forming – to enable true spatial understanding of the downhole environment.

Permian basin pipeline transports water along 475-mi route

The pipeline has the potential to move over 2.3 MMbbl of freshwater per day for oil and gas operations located throughout the Permian basin, the nation’s highest-producing oilfield.

BNK Petroleum completes frac stimulation in the SCOOP's Tishomingo field

BNK Petroleum Inc. has announced the completion of the fracture stimulation of the Brock 9-2H well (100% working interest), which is located in BNK’s Tishomingo field, in the SCOOP region of Oklahoma.

Block Energy acquires 100% interest of two fields in Georgia

Block Energy, an exploration and production company focused on the Republic of Georgia, has announced that it has agreed to acquire the outstanding 31% working interest in, and to become operator of the country's Norio field via a cash payment of $310,000 to Georgia Oil and Gas Ltd.

Flowserve appoints Lee Eckert to CFO

Flowserve Corporation, a provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, announced that Lee Eckert will join Flowserve as senior vice president and CFO, effective Oct. 9.

IPAA responds to dismissal of hydraulic fracturing rule case

Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) President and CEO Barry Russell issued a statement in response to a U.S. appeals court's dismissal of a hydraulic fracturing rule case.

BNK Petroleum commences Brock 9-2H well fracture stimulation in Oklahoma

BNK Petroleum Inc. has announced that fracture stimulation completion operations on the previously drilled Brock 9-2H well have commenced.

Innovative proppant technology reduces cost per boe

John M. Terracina, Adam K. Harper, R. Steve Verboom, Hexion Inc.

Operators are optimizing completions to further drive down the cost per boe, with most hydraulic fracturing jobs using uncoated frac sand. While these wells can produce sufficiently, well economics could be improved by utilizing resin-coated proppants.

Shaletech: Argentina

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Feds, IOCs breathe new life into ‘Dead Cow’

Regional Report: Permian Basin

Mike Slaton, Contributing Editor

The ultimate U.S. basin shines again

Wärtsilä announces mechanical completion at the Tornio Manga LNG terminal

The technology group Wärtsilä has successfully reached an important milestone in the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract of the Tornio Manga LNG terminal in Northern Finland. The mechanical completion of the terminal was achieved on Aug. 18, 2017.

LIFE 2017: Data-sharing necessary to realize true value of E&P industry’s ‘digital twin’

Though the foundation of the E&P industry is to find and produce oil and natural gas, the most valuable resource in today’s oil business may now be the data that companies collect in the midst of hydrocarbon extraction, as postulated today at Halliburton’s Landmark Innovation Forum and Expo in Houston.

Weatherford appoints Karl Blanchard as COO

Weatherford International plc has announced the appointment of Karl Blanchard as executive V.P. and COO. In this role, he will oversee all region and product line operations; quality, health, safety, security and environment; sales; engineering, research and development; and supply chain.

Petrofac sells stake in Pánuco contract to Schlumberger

Petrofac and Schlumberger announced that Petrofac has sold its 50% interest in Petro-SPM Integrated Services S.A. to Schlumberger.

Shell loads oil in Libya for first time in five years

Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the world’s largest oil trader, is said to have loaded its first crude from Libya in five years over the weekend, adding to evidence of the OPEC nation’s comeback.

Statoil recieves consent to use West Elara for drilling, completion at Valemon field

Statoil has been given consent to use the West Elara mobile drilling facility to drill and complete production wells 34/11-B-6 and 34/11-B-16 at Valemon field. Planned drilling start-up is September or October 2017.

Packers Plus, BP Oman achieve unprecedented operational efficiencies in HPHT wells

Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. has announced recent developments with BP Oman Exploration (Epsilon) Ltd. Collaborations include development of a customized completion system, successful installation and subsequent stimulation of two high pressure/high temperature (HPHT) wells in Oman's Khazzan field.

Emerson launches new drilling jar clamp for increased safety, well integrity

Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the latest product within its polymer completions solutions range – the PolyOil JAR Handling Clamp – for increased safety and well integrity.

BNK Petroleum reports completion of fracture stimulation in Oklahoma's SCOOP

BNK Petroleum Inc. has announced the completion of the fracture stimulation of the Hartgraves 1-6H well (100% working interest), which is located in BNK’s Tishiminogo field, in the SCOOP region of Oklahoma.