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BHGE’s Unify makes the case for digital technology in O&G, saying "we can do better"

“Technology is no longer the bottleneck, it’s the enabler,” said Matthias Heilmann, president and CEO of digital solutions at BHGE, at the company’s second Unify conference, held this week in Houston.

Global Petroleum Show opens in Calgary with revamped format

The Global Petroleum Show opened with an improved lineup of features that include a business and technical conference, and a new GPS Awards Gala. GPS organizers are hoping for/expecting attendance of 50,000 for the three days ending on June 14.

ExxonMobil commences development drilling offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil commenced drilling on its Liza Phase 1 development offshore Guyana.

Serinus Energy finds gas pay at Romanian confirmation well

Serinus Energy announced drilling at its Moftinu 1007 well has concluded, achieving a TD of 1,463 m.

Exceptional concepts go the distance

Rob Oberhofer, Rodney Schnell, Packers Plus Energy Services

Proven completion technologies combine for an effective, elegant solution.

Echo Energy reports positive well test results at Cañadon Salto field, Argentina

Echo Energy plc, the Latin American focused upstream oil and gas company, announces the succesful completion of the extended well test following the workover on well CSo-85 located in the mature Cañadon Salto field in the Company's Fracción D asset, in Joint Venture between Echo and its Argentine partner Compañía General de Combustibles S.A. (CGC).

Oil explorers hungry for "super-spec" rigs expand U.S. drilling

Oil drillers added more rigs in the U.S. this week, undaunted by pipeline bottlenecks that are hindering efforts to ship crude from the nation’s busiest field.

Oil rigs operating off Africa rebound to highest in two years

Oil exploration in Africa is showing signs of recovery after the number of rigs off the continent rose to the highest in almost two years, with more scheduled in coming months.

Echo Energy completes drilling of ELA-1 exploration well in Argentina

Echo Energy plc, the Latin American focused upstream oil and gas company, announces the succesful completion of drilling of the ELA-1 exploration well at the Company's Laguna Los Capones Asset (surrounded by the Fracción C licence area), onshore Argentina.

Shale country dangles 100% pay raises as labor market runs dry

Jerry Morales, the mayor of Midland, Texas, and a local restaurateur, is being whipsawed by the latest Permian basin shale-oil boom.

Gas glut in Permian sparks dilemma over how much to burn

Texas is facing a burning question that’s pitting the state’s economy against its environment, and oil drillers against each other.

Halliburton releases new ultra-deep resistivity service

Halliburton has released the EarthStar ultra-deep resistivity service, a logging-while-drilling technology that helps operators map reservoir and fluid boundaries over 200 ft (61 m) from the wellbore, more than doubling the depth of investigation of current industry offerings.

Azinam secures deepwater drillship for Prospect S, offshore Namibia

Azinam Limited, the Seacrest Capital Group backed explorer focused on offshore Namibia, has announced that the Ocean Rig Poseidon sixth generation deepwater drillship has been contracted by the license partnership to drill one firm and one optional well, with the first well targeting Prospect S, located in Petroleum Exploration Licence (PEL) 71, offshore Namibia.

Study shows use of digital twins in well construction, drilling operations

eDrilling, a leading provider of drilling and well performance solutions, has announced the results of a study researching the value of using digital twins in well construction and drilling operations.

Exxon says world needs more oil even as emission concern lingers

ExxonMobil’s Darren Woods says his company is at the center of a delicate balancing act between those who want a cleaner environment and those seeking economic growth that depends on rising energy demand.

EIA: Longer wells, higher productivity increase Utica gas output amid rig count fluctuation

In April 2018, natural gas production from the Utica formation, located primarily in Ohio, averaged 5.8 Bcfd, or about 7% of total U.S. dry natural gas production.

Aker BP strikes gas northwest of Hammerfest, in the Barents Sea

Aker BP ASA, operator of Production Licence 659, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7221/12-1.

Caspian Sunrise identifies oil-bearing intervals at Kazakhstan sidetrack

Caspian Sunrise identifies, in aggregate, 121 m of potential oil-bearing intervals in drilling the 801 sidetrack in Kazakhstan.

Equinor awards drilling contract for Fram, Askeladd licenses

Equinor (formerly Statoil) has awarded Odfjell a contract for drilling two times three production wells for the Fram and Askeladd licenses by using the Deepsea Atlantic rig. Odfjell has also been awarded a master framework agreement (MFA).

Shell reports large deepwater discovery in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Shell Offshore, Inc. has announced a large deepwater discovery in the Norphlet geologic play in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with its Dover well (100% Shell).