WorldOil PESA president rebuts Biden’s energy stance While it’s true the energy ecosystem is in transition, former Vice President Biden is incorrect that it means replacing one form of energy with another or phasing out oil and gas. Despite a challenging environment, the OFS sector has a major role in energy’s future World Oil talks with PESA President Leslie Beyer about the key issues facing the sector in 2020 and beyond. Offline cementing drives savings and efficiencies A new solution offers tool-free, 8-min. setup and reduces NPT in multi-well pad operations, thereby yielding more drilling time and lowering costs. NTS Group acquires Amega West Services NTS Group has acquired Amega West Services, a market leader in the manufacture, repair and rental of legacy and specialized drilling equipment used in offshore and land-based oil and gas extraction applications, from Carpenter Technology Corporation. Hunting introduces perforating gun orientation tool The HSI’s three-axis accelerometer indicates the relative bearing and inclination of the downhole tool string during oriented perforating applications, confirming direction to avoid severing casing strings or cables behind casing. Hung up on installation issues? Continuous innovation in liner hanger development assists operators in overcoming liner installation and hanger integrity challenges. NOV delivers record-breaking coiled tubing string NOV recently delivered the world’s longest and heaviest coiled tubing work string, which comprised 7.57 miles of continuously milled carbon steel tubing. Acoustic Data launches high-expansion retainer with integrated acoustic telemetry for real-time metal alloy barrier verification Acoustic Data has developed a new slickline deployed high expansion retainer for cement and metal alloy plug and abandonment applications. In the case of new-generation metal alloy plugs, the HEX-Retainer can be integrated with the company’s SonicGauge Plug Verification System for real-time long-term barrier integrity monitoring purposes. Hunting introduces PowerSet Solo power charges The new PowerSet Solo power charges, with a built-in initiation device, are the only power charges on the market that operate without an igniter. This provides additional operational savings and efficiency. New Mexico shale drillers brace for impact of a possible Joe Biden victory The Permian in New Mexico, unlike in Texas, lies largely on federal land. And Biden, the Democratic candidate for president, has promised to ban new fracing on federal land on “day one” if elected.