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Sarcos to form exoskeleton technical advisory group

Sarcos Robotics, a global leader in the production of robots that combine human intelligence and dexterity with the strength, endurance and precision of machines to improve efficiency and reduce occupational injuries for complex or non-repetitive tasks, announced the formation of an industry focused Exoskeleton Technical Advisory Group (X-TAG).

SDX Energy completes, tests Sebou permit well

SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced that the SAH-2 well, on the Sebou permit (SDX 75% working interest) in Morocco has been completed and tested at a restricted rate on a 40/64-in. choke. The well achieved an average flowrate of conventional natural gas of 12.9 MMscfd, with a maximum flowrate during this test of 13.5 MMscfd.

MCEDD '18: Operator panel session features leaders from Total, BP, Eni

To facilitate future growth in global deepwater operations, it is critically important to embed lessons that have been achieved, in a turbulent past few years, and move forward with a stronger, leaner supply chain.

AnTech launches industry’s first real-time, at-bit geosteering service for coiled tubing drilling

Specialist Directional Coiled Tubing Drilling Service company AnTech Ltd., has announced the launch of RockView -- a technology that makes real-time, high-resolution geosteering possible for the first time.

Abrado performs single spacer direct displacement for GOM operator

Abrado announced today that it has completed its first true single spacer direct displacement for a major shelf operator in the Gulf of Mexico using its VeriClean 200X chemical system.

BNK Petroleum reports successful frac stimulation at Oklahoma's Tishomingo field

BNK Petroleum Inc. has announced that the Company has finished the fracture stimulation of the Glenn 16-2H well in the Company’s Tishomingo field, in the SCOOP area of Oklahoma.

Texas Alliance contacts Trump regarding NAFTA negotiations, steel tariffs

The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers continues to monitor NAFTA trade negotiations and steel tariffs. It was just last month the TAEP Board passed a resolution asking the U.S. government to recognize the importance of oil and gas exports under NAFTA.

Eni Congo sponsors $30 million search for oil, renewable energy

Eni SpA’s unit in the Republic of Congo will sponsor a $30 million research center that will search for oil and renewable energy, government spokesman Thierry Moungalla said.

Shell, Eni misled Nigeria on oil spills, Amnesty says

Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Eni SpA may have misled regulators in Nigeria by wrongly attributing oil spills to theft and sabotage in order to avoid paying compensation to affected communities, rights group Amnesty International said.

Spirit Energy receives consent to use Maersk Interceptor at Oda field

The Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway has given Spirit Energy consent to use the Maersk Interceptor mobile drilling facility to drill production wells at Oda field.

Chariot Oil & Gas begins drilling Rabat Deep 1 well in Morocco

Chariot Oil & Gas Limited, the Atlantic margins focused oil and gas exploration company, has commenced drilling on the Rabat Deep Permits in Morocco.

At $232 billion, world's third-largest oil major is severely undervalued

With its earnings outlook improving and pipeline assets expected to be restructured, analysts are forecasting a rally in PetroChina’s Hong Kong shares.

BSEE sponsored report on subsea bolting technology released

In an effort to address a recurring problem with faulty connectors in critical safety equipment, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) commissioned a National Academy of Engineering study on the matter in September 2016

API: New studies project offshore energy development to bolster U.S. economy

Opening the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to offshore oil and natural gas development would be an economic catalyst—promoting U.S. jobs, investments, and increased tax revenue—for states across the country, according to new economic studies.

Statoil granted drilling permit for well 34/8-19 S in production license 120

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 34/8-19 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Statoil invests NOK 5 billion for further development of Snøhvit field

Statoil and its partners have decided to invest just over NOK 5 billion in the further development of the Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea, which will provide feedstock for the LNG plant at Melkøya in Hammerfest. The development of Askeladd is part two of the multi-phased Snøhvit development.

CERAWeek '18: Senators Murkowski, Cornyn express broad optimism for U.S. energy

During the final day of CERAWeek, Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of conference organizer IHS Markit, sat down with U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska, chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee), to discuss what’s ahead in Washington.

Operators shrink U.S. rig fleet for first time since January

U.S. oil companies curtailed activity for the first time since January as escalating output from shale fields stunted a recovery in crude prices.

Pneumatic fluids, cuttings separator increases fluid recovery, waste reduction

Today, strict global onshore and offshore disposal standards are applicable industry-wide. One of the requirements specifies that free fluid must be removed from all cuttings. This can result in increased costs for operators due to higher treatment, disposal and transportation costs.

Oil and gas economy up 25%, according to Texas Petro Index

Oil and gas producers in Texas kicked off the New Year with a bang, propelling the Texas Petro Index upward for the 14th straight month by continuing to increase production in response to higher wellhead prices.