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U.S. Silica completes acquisition of Sandbox Enterprises

U.S. Silica Holdings has completed the acquisition of Sandbox Enterprises LLC, a provider of logistics solutions and technology for the transportation of proppant.

Packers Plus optimizes offshore multi-stage completion for Dubai Petroleum Establishment

Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. has announced that it has recently worked with operator Dubai Petroleum Establishment to install and successfully stimulate an offshore carbonate reservoir using an open hole multi-stage ball-drop system.

Peak to test SIMULTRA retrievable bridge plug at 10,000 psi, 175°C

Peak Well Systems, a specialist in the design and development of advanced downhole tools for well intervention, has been commissioned by an international oil company to undertake gas testing of both the 4 ½-in. and 5 ½-in. SIMULTRA Retrievable Bridge Plug at a 10,000 psi and 175°C specification.

Liberty Oilfield Services’ new frac fleet cuts noise emissions

Liberty Oilfield Services, a privately held pressure pumping services company, has announced the release of its new Quiet Fleet.

Hunting’s select fire perforating system sets new Canadian e-coil perforating record

HOUSTON -- Hunting announced Monday that its Titan Division’s select fire perforating system recently set a new Canadian e-coil perforating record with a 52-CFA gun string deployed by Titanium Tubing Technology Ltd. for Teine Energy Ltd. in Kindersley, Saskatchewan.

Halliburton introduces largest hole-size LWD density service

Sperry Drilling, a Halliburton business, has announced the release of the 9 1/2-in. Azimuthal Lithodensity (ALD) service, providing real-time density measurements and images in boreholes up to 17 1/2 in.

WellDog launches new shale sweet spot service

WellDog announced today the launch of its Shale SweetSpotter service, the first commercial reservoir-evaluation analysis technology specific to unconventional oil and gas, following successful field trials with its industry partner in the Marcellus shale.

Quantum Materials Corp. developing nanomaterials for tracing frac fluids

Quantum Materials Corporation has partnered with a Texas-based E&P technology business and is developing specialized nanomaterials for use in oil and gas well production optimization.

U.S. Silica to acquire logistics solutions provider Sandbox Enterprises

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sandbox Enterprises LLC, a provider of logistics solutions and technology for the transportation of proppant used in hydraulic fracturing in the oil and gas industry.

MicroSeismic awarded monitoring contract in Argentina's Neuquén basin

MicroSeismic, Inc., has announced plans to install the first permanent BuriedArray for a major operator in Argentina.

Honeywell to provide automation and safety systems for new Canadian LNG facility

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) today announced it will provide full automation and safety systems and serve as integrated main automation contractor (I-MAC) for a new LNG facility being built in Eastern Canada to process North American natural gas for international export.

Halliburton introduces new flowback service to improve well performance

Halliburton has announced the release of the CALIBR engineered flowback service, which applies advanced diagnostics and a collaborative workflow to continuously manage flowback operations to improve well productivity.

Fracture ID announces Drillbit Geomechanics to lower costs, increase production

Fracture ID, a Denver-based oil and gas technology company, has announced a low-cost solution for engineered completions.

GEODynamics releases FracIQ Limited Entry Perforating System

GEODynamics, Inc.’s Engineered Perforating Solutions Division has completed extensive field testing of the latest addition to their family of plug-and-perf technology based products. The FracIQ Limited Entry Perforating System has been applied in over 1,000 frac stages since field testing commenced in April 2016.

First downhole X-ray diagnostic operation performed offshore Norway

On June 27, Visuray performed the first downhole X-ray diagnostic operation offshore Norway for Statoil.

Baker Hughes expands e-commerce portal

Baker Hughes has significantly expanded its ShopBakerHughes.com e-Commerce portal, which allows customers to purchase online the same products Baker Hughes uses in providing its oilfield services.

Weatherford deep-set safety valve achieves V1 rating

Weatherford International's new model WUDP-10 deep-set safety valve has been certified to V1 standards under the American Petroleum Institute (API) Specification 14A.

Delmar uses rig anchor release acoustic tech on DP/moored capable rig

Delmar Systems has completed mooring operations and successfully installed Delmar OMNI-Max anchors with InterOcean’s proprietary Rig Anchor Releases (RARs) on each of the eight preset mooring lines on the semisubmersible MODU ENSCO 8503.

Blackhawk acquires surge reduction line from Allamon Tool Co., launches UltraSeal

Blackhawk Specialty Tools, LLC, has acquired the surge reduction business line of Allamon Tool Company and its related intellectual property.

Neos, Lockheed Martin develop new sensor to seek out oil, gas

Neos and Lockheed Martin are building a unique sensor, which is so advanced it could find a 10-m tall hill buried 1 km below the earth's surface.