WorldOil EIA: Haynesville natural gas production reaches five-year high In June 2018, natural gas production in the Haynesville shale formation, located in northeastern Texas and Louisiana, averaged 6.35 Bcfd, accounting for 8.5% of the total U.S. dry natural gas production, Haynesville’s highest production level since November 2012. Midstates Petroleum in talks to buy some Sandridge assets Midstates Petroleum Co. may soon walk away with at least some of SandRidge Energy Inc. after setting out to acquire all of it earlier this year. Oil holds gain as Iran concerns counter bearish U.S. rigs report Oil held gains above $67/bbl after Iran said the OPEC nation has no intention of holding talks with the U.S. anytime soon, countering signs American shale output may increase. New products and services Plenty-brand screw and vane pumps from SPX Flow are engineered to pump heavy viscous fluids, and are ideal for forced lubrication of rotating machinery and fuel transfer processes. Executive viewpoint Executive viewpoint Drilling advances Sensing doubts First oil Consent given to fracing first onshore, horizontal well in the UK Fourth-generation drill pipe connection enhances land drilling, reduces pipe maintenance A two-year RandD drilling program addresses a new onshore paradigm, enhances performance and improves economics. New frac-pack additive is step change in sulfide scale control for Permian long horizontals A new sulfide scale control, frac-pack additive solved a Permian basin operator’s severe production impairment during start-up, and initial frac-fluid return, in 50-stage, hydraulically stimulated, 15,000-ft horizontal Spraberry formation wells. U.S. cuts oil output outlook as Permian constraints threaten The pace of U.S. crude production growth might be slowing or at least that’s what the government is seeing for now.