http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil U.S. oilfield service companies added 23,000 jobs in March https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/6/us-oilfield-service-companies-added-23-000-jobs-in-march The monthly Oilfield Services and Equipment Employment Report, compiled and published by the Energy Workforce and Technology Council, estimates a peak of 102,000 pandemic-related job losses. Since then, the industry has gained back more than 23,000 jobs. U.S. operators working down DUC backlog https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/features/us-operators-working-down-duc-backlog Despite a modest reduction in the DUC inventory, there are still 7,086 wells waiting on completion. With the industry in disarray, it has become increasingly likely that many of these horizontal boreholes may never be completed. NexTier successfully field tests NOV electric frac system https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/3/29/nextier-successfully-field-tests-nov-electric-frac-system The field test, completed on behalf of a major operator, was comprised of more than 300 operating hours with an average of more than 18 pumping hours per day, including the completion of 172 stimulation stages at rates up to 22 barrels per minute. U.S. shale patch gets back to work as unfinished well inventory falls https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/3/25/us-shale-patch-gets-back-to-work-as-unfinished-well-inventory-falls The backlog of drilled but uncompleted shale wells called DUCs is rapidly shrinking as oil prices rise, signaling that producers are ready to put drilling crews back to work as the industry rebounds from its pandemic-driven downturn. Efficiency of coiled tubing well interventions increased by hybrid electro-optical technology https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/march-2021/features/efficiency-of-coiled-tubing-well-interventions-increased-by-hybrid-electro-optical-technology A noise-immune hybrid electro-optical technology enables reliable real-time downhole data transmission and continuous electrical power delivery for coiled tubing operations. The result is improved efficiency in conventional CT applications and in an expanding array of interventions. Oilfield service providers Expro Group and Frank’s International combine in all-stock deal https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/3/11/oilfield-service-providers-expro-group-and-frank-s-international-combine-in-all-stock-deal "This transaction unites two established industry players to create a leading service provider with an extensive portfolio of capabilities across the well lifecycle," said Mike Jardon, Chief Executive Officer of Expro. Bringing real-time data and analysis for increased well integrity and performance https://www.worldoil.com/company-news/2021/1/1/bringing-real-time-data-and-analysis-for-increased-well-integrity-and-performance In developing its Intelligent Pipe solution, Vallourec teamed up with OpenField Technology, a specialist in high-tech sensors. Vallourec embeds OpenField’s micro-sensors to the outside of its pipes, ensuring that they function correctly while maintaining the pipes’ structural integrity. Rival Downhole Tools increases U.S. footprint with Hunting subsidiary acquisition https://www.worldoil.com/company-news/2020/12/1/rival-downhole-tools-increases-us-footprint-with-hunting-subsidiary-acquisition Hunting PLC and Rival Downhole Tools LC announced that Rival has acquired the operating assets of Hunting Energy Services (Drilling Tools), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hunting, in exchange for Hunting securing a minority equity interest in Rival. Understanding collapse resistance of casing strings with different cementing configurations https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2020/november-2020/features/understanding-collapse-resistance-of-casing-strings-with-different-cementing-configurations The limited knowledge of impact of salt-induced loads on structural integrity often leads to overly conservative well design. To gain insight into these phenomena, engineers conducted a series of full-scale tests to fully understand collapse resistance. PESA president rebuts Biden’s energy stance https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/10/23/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.