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Eclipse Model 706 guided wave radar transmitter now with Modbus protocol

Magnetrol International has released the Eclipse Model 706 guided wave radar (GWR) transmitter configured with Modbus protocol. The Modbus communications protocol is widely used in the unconventional oil and gas industry, where the ECLIPSE offers advanced liquid and interface level control to ensure accuracy, efficiency, reliability and ease of use for production applications.

Verisk Analytics closes $2.8 billion WoodMac acquisition

Verisk Analytics, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Wood Mackenzie Ltd. The purchase price was £1.85 billion (approximately $2.8 billion, net of foreign currency hedges).

Packers Plus introduces real-time frac monitoring technology

HOUSTON -- Packers Plus Energy Services has launched of the ePLUS Retina monitoring system as a cost-effective solution for observing downhole events and their effects on the reservoir.

NOV scores $395K from Mud King over stolen trade secrets

Houston-based National Oilwell Varco LP has won nearly $400,000 from Mud King Products Inc. after a bankruptcy judge found that Mud King paid an NOV employee to steal hundreds of NOV's secret mud pump blueprints that Mud King was using to start manufacturing Chinese knockoffs when the scheme was uncovered.

Saudi March oil exports reach 9-year high in market push

Saudi Arabia shipped more crude in March than in any month since November 2005 as the world’s biggest oil exporter battled for market share amid a global glut.

JP3 launches vapor pressure analyzer to ensure low crude volatility during transport

JP3 Measurement announces the launch of the industry’s first in-line, field deployable, optical vapor pressure analyzer - the Verax VPATM. For the first time, operators can measure vapor pressure in condensate and crude oil in real time with no sample conditioning.

Geodynamics acquires Connor Oil Tools

Geodynamics Inc. has acquired the assets of Connor Oil Tools. Connor Oil Tools manufactures bridge plugs, setting tools and cement retainers from their facilities in Saginaw, Texas.

RSCC introduces high performance Exane cables for drilling applications

EAST GRANBY, Connecticut -- RSCC Wire & Cable has introduced two new Category 6 cable products for rigorous offshore oil drilling and land drilling applications that improve performance and safety for rig equipment installers.

BP selects Technip for the Thunder Horse South Expansion project in GoM

BP Exploration & Production Inc. has awarded Technip a lump sum project for the design, engineering, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of the new production pipeline systems on the south side of the Thunder Horse production drilling quarters unit.

OTC '15: Baker Hughes introduces V1-rated barrier valve for HPHT environments

Baker Hughes has announced the commercial release of its Vault barrier valve, which provides an ISO-qualified barrier in the wellbore to help protect the lower completion and minimize costly fluid loss during well construction.

New products and services

Steven McGinn, World Oil

New products and services

OTC '15: Baker Hughes introduces wireline service to deliver precise pressure data

Baker Hughes has commercially released its FTeX advanced formation pressure testing service, which uses downhole automation and real-time control of an intelligent packer and pump configuration to deliver critical formation data, including pressure profiles, fluid contact and mobility information-reliably, accurately and efficiently.

OTC '15: Weir Oil & Gas launches SPM QEM 3000 Frac Pump

Weir Oil & Gas has announced its latest innovation to increase customer efficiency and performance. The new SPM QEM 3000 is the industry’s first high-horse power frac pump designed for continuous-duty pressure pumping operation at 275,000 pound force rod load, all the time.

OTC '15: Baker Hughes introduces bi-directional digital reamer

Baker Hughes has announced the commercial release of its GaugePro Echo on-command digital reamer, the industry’s first bi-directional digital reaming tool.

MicroSeismic launches AlertArray seismicity monitoring network

MicroSeismic Inc. has released its newest technology, AlertArray, a real-time seismicity network which offers operators a single solution alternative to monitor seismicity during hydraulic fracturing and fluid injection operations.

Lloyd’s Register Energy’s Technology Qualification aims to reduce risk, uncertainty in new technology

Lloyd's Register Energy has launched a new risk-based Technology Qualification Guidance Note which helps to minimise risks and uncertainty of novel designs, concepts or applications not covered by existing rules, industry codes or best practice.

Mechanix Wear launches cut-resistant work gloves

HOUSTON -- Mechanix Wear has introduced the new M-Pact CR5, a line of work gloves for the petroleum and other heavy-use industries, at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

OTC ’15: M-I SWACO releases Screen Pulse fluid and cuttings separator

HOUSTON -- M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger company, announced today the release of the Screen Pulse fluid and cuttings separator.

GE Oil & Gas releases remote collaboration software to improve asset reliability inspections

BILLERICA, Massachucetts -- GE Oil & Gas has announced the release of its InspectionWorks Connect software, a remote collaboration platform for the nondestructive testing (NDT) and inspection industry.

OTC ’15: Emerson launches subsea wet gas meter to reduce risk and optimize production

HOUSTON -- Emerson Process Management has launched its next generation Roxar subsea Wetgas Meter for accurate production measurement, reduced risk, and improved flow assurance in gas and gas condensate fields.