http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Halliburton looks beyond U.S. shale, charting a “fundamentally different course” https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/7/20/halliburton-looks-beyond-us-shale-charting-a-fundamentally-different-course “As oil demand recovers, I expect the international business will continue to be a more meaningful contributor to our revenue going forward,” Chief Executive Officer Jeff Miller told analysts and investors during a conference call. “North America production is likely to remain structurally lower in the foreseeable future and has slower growth going forward.” Aker Solutions, Kvaerner transform to seize renewable-energy opportunities https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/7/17/aker-solutions-kvaerner-transform-to-seize-renewable-energy-opportunities “At a time when renewables have developed from niche technologies to global industries, Aker’s ambitions exceed the announced spin-offs in Aker Solutions,” Aker Chief Executive Officer Oyvind Eriksen said in a statement. “We take an active role to position ourselves in a broader and rapidly growing renewable energy industry.” Biden says fracing “not on the chopping block” in his $2 trillion climate plan https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/7/14/biden-says-fracing-not-on-the-chopping-block-in-his-2-trillion-climate-plan Joe Biden’s climate-change plan unveiled Tuesday includes $2 trillion in spending over four years with a goal of a 100% clean-energy standard by 2035. That’s more spending over a shorter period than the $1.7 trillion, 10-year plan that Biden had offered during the Democratic primary. Weatherford lands 20-well contract with Iraqi Drilling Company https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/7/14/weatherford-lands-20-well-contract-with-iraqi-drilling-company Weatherford International signed an 18-month contract with the Iraqi Drilling Company to provide services and project management for the drilling and completion of twenty wells in the Al-Nasiriyah field in the Dhi Qar province in southern Iraq. Tendeka awarded five-year contract extension with Oman operator https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/6/18/tendeka-awarded-five-year-contract-extension-with-oman-operator Independent global completions service company Tendeka has been awarded a five-year contract extension to supply a major operator with zonal isolation technologies for all fields in Oman. Halliburton launches real-time wireless depth correlation system https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/5/28/halliburton-launches-real-time-wireless-depth-correlation-system Halliburton introduced the DynaTrac Real-Time Wireless Depth Correlation System, a new technology that reduces uncertainty and saves rig-time by enabling operators to accurately position packers, perforating guns and the bottom-hole assembly without running wireline or moving the work string. Santos names Weatherford ‘Contractor of the Year’ https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/5/20/santos-names-weatherford-contractor-of-the-year Brett Darley, Executive Vice President, Offshore, Santos, commented, “Weatherford provided a solution that enabled Santos to execute a safe, efficient tubular running operation with hands-free technology. Safety is extremely important at Santos and Weatherford delivered an outcome with zero incidents and zero near-misses.” Weatherford Vero automated connection integrity successfully completes 100 runs https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/4/22/weatherford-vero-automated-connection-integrity-successfully-completes-100-runs Weatherford's automated connection integrity system has successfully completed 100 runs and 33,000 tubular connections in operations worldwide. Daily Brief podcast: The impact of oil prices and politics on oilfield service companies https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/4/17/daily-brief-podcast-the-impact-of-oil-prices-and-politics-on-oilfield-service-companies Kurt and Cameron talk about how oil prices, state and federal politics are impacting oilfield service companies, and how positions taken today will affect a market recovery. World Oil analysis: Texas Railroad commissioners face difficult decision on prorationing https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2020/april-2020/special-focus/world-oil-analysis-texas-railroad-commissioners-face-difficult-decision-on-prorationing The three Railroad commissioners are faced with what may be the major decision of their professional lives—whether to prorate or not. And, in tandem, the fate of many industry companies and individuals’ jobs could be hanging in the balance.