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Mohawk Energy to release new domestic distribution system

Mohawk Energy, a developer of expandable tubular technology, has announced the release of its OnePatch system for domestic distribution on the RigUp Oilfield Marketplace.

BSEE director charts path for robust offshore U.S. energy production

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Scott Angelle is moving the Outer Continental Shelf energy program toward energy dominance for America. Angelle discussed the work underway at BSEE with industry members at the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association Fall Meeting Tuesday in Lafayette.

DNV GL-led collaboration leads to first guidance on inspection, evaluation of non-metallic seals

DNV GL is now launching the first industry guidance, DNVGL-RP-B301, on inspecting, testing and evaluating non-metallic seals in operation.

Weatherford introduces V0-qualified retrievable well barrier

Weatherford International plc announced the commercial release of the ISO Extreme retrievable well barrier, which is qualified to ISO 14310 V0 standards for gas-tight isolation.

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.

Northwest Energy encounters hydrocarbons in Xanadu prospect

Northwest Energy has confirmed that Xanadu-1 has intersected hydrocarbon bearing reservoirs demonstrated by elevated gas readings, oil shows, fluorescence and cut-fluorescence whilst drilling reservoir sections.

Petro Matad announces postponed drilling campaign in Mongolia, CEO search

Petro Matad, the AIM quoted Mongolian oil explorer has provided an operational update.

Halliburton introduces new drill bit for high energy applications

Halliburton has announced the release of GeoTech HE, a robust drill bit that incorporates new features and materials to deliver enhanced performance and increased reliability in today’s high energy drilling systems characterized by very high weight-on-bit and drilling torque.

New hope for Jersey Oil & Gas’ Verbier well as Statoil recommends side-track

Jersey Oil & Gas has given investors some fresh hope that value could be salvaged from the Verbier exploration well, with news that a side-track is being drilled to test another target.

OMV Norge delineates Wisting discovery in the Barents Sea

OMV (Norge) AS, operator of production licence 537, has completed the drilling of appraisal well 7324/8-3 on oil discovery 7324/8-1 (Wisting) in the Barents Sea.

SDX Energy spuds KSR-14 development well in Morocco

SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced the spud of its KSR-14 development well on the Sebou permit in Morocco.

Crude trades near $50/bbl after decline in U.S. drilling

Oil traded near $50/bbl in New York, close to a three-month high, as a further reduction in U.S. drilling added to signs the global crude surplus is abating.

Major energy companies reducing emissions without government oversight

The world’s energy producers are reducing their carbon emissions on a year-over-year basis.

Water set to join oil, gas as key commodity for pipeline companies

The torrent of dirty water coming out of almost every American oil well is the next big bet for a former fund manager for billionaire Paul Allen.

Sonoro Energy reports arrival of drilling rig in West Sulawesi, Indonesia

Sonoro Energy has announced that the drilling rig from PT Advanced Services Indonesia (ASI) has mobilized from Balikpapan, sailed across the Makassar Strait, and is now moored and being unloaded in the Indonesian province of West Sulawesi.

API Pennsylvania responds to proposed ban on hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus

API Pennsylvania (API-PA) responded to the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) proposal to ban hydraulic fracturing in the region.

Pantheon Resources provides operational update following East Texas flooding

Pantheon Resources, the AIM-quoted oil and gas exploration company with a working interest in several conventional projects in Tyler and Polk Counties, onshore East Texas, provides the following update following the recent extreme weather in Texas, caused by tropical storm Harvey.

Weatherford introduces automated pipe makeup, connection evaluation system

Weatherford International plc today announced the commercial release of the AutoTong system featuring AutoEvaluate connection-makeup software. The AutoTong system is the world’s first technology to automate pipe makeup and to provide autonomous connection evaluation.

Collaboration delivers LWD triple-combo breakthrough for ultra-high-temperature wells

Steven Wacher, Zach Crosby, Tommy L. Binford Jr., Weatherford

As exploration efforts go into deeper, hotter and more remote offshore basins, the need for more advanced downhole drilling and logging tools is palpable. Accordingly, a new LWD toolstring that provides real-time downhole data, while withstanding 410°F temperatures, has been developed and tested in the harsh Gulf of Thailand.

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Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

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