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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.

UK, Norway join forces to optimize late-life field assets and field abandonment

The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) and Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP) are hosting joint technology hackathon events later this month to collectively tackle operator late life and decommissioning challenges.

Emerald Bay begins Kuhn 4 completion operations ahead of schedule

Emerald Bay Energy Inc. has announced that completion operations have begun on the Kuhn 4 well at the Company’s Wooden Horse play in South Texas.

New Products and Services

Alex Endress, World Oil

Weatherford International plc has announced the commercial release of the PressurePro control system, a fully integrated rotating control device (RCD) and choke system for wellbore pressure management on land.

Kruse Energy to conduct multi-million-dollar auction for BJ Services

BJ Services is North America's largest pure-play pressure pumping services company. With an increased focus on its hydraulic fracturing and cementing services, the company has decided to close its U.S. coil tubing division, choosing to sell all its coil tubing assets in a Kruse Energy auction on November 15-16, 2017.

Emerald Bay moves forward with operations at Wooden Horse in South Texas

Emerald Bay Energy Inc. has announced that the Company is moving forward with plans to complete and test the recently drilled Kuhn 4 well, and as noted in the October 11, 2017 press release, the Company is encouraged by multiple potential payzones.

Clariant expands support for local North American oil services customers

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces a low single-digit million amount investment to strengthen two of its North American Oil Services sites in order to further support customer growth in key oil basins.

Lukoil completes eighth well at Vladimir Filanovsky field

Lukoil has completed the drilling of its eighth well at Vladimir Filanovsky field in the Caspian Sea.

NOV's fiberglass piping equipment reduces water transport costs in Louisiana shale

Demand continues to grow for piping infrastructure that can effectively handle produced water and transporting water for frac operations across great distances.