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Wild Well enhances advanced well control capabilities in Asia-Pacific

Wild Well Control Inc., a Superior Energy Services company and a global leader in well control, greatly enhances its presence in the Asia-Pacific region this month with the addition of vital, permanent personnel to offer advanced well control engineering capabilities at an unprecedented pace.

Plugging of wells can prevent value creation

Re-using wells on the Norwegian shelf can be good business. This is why the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) is sceptical of the proposal to plug wells as a measure to keep drilling rigs in activity.

WPX completes sale of Van Hook gathering system

WPX Energy has completed the sale of a North Dakota gathering system for approximately $185 million to a private equity fund managed by the Ares EIF Group, a subsidiary of Ares Management.

Collaborative refracturing workflow aids predictable, repeatable recovery of bypassed reserves

Matthew Lahman, Doug Walser, Halliburton

While no two refracturing treatments are identical, results from pilot wells demonstrated that using a collaborative workflow can help to consistently and repeatedly recover bypassed reserves at a lower cost per BOE, compared to the development costs for new drills.

Boosting performance in unconventional shale plays

Darren Santeller, Vallourec USA

An enhanced P110 grade for horizontal drilling extends operational efficiencies and mitigates risk.

Saudi Aramco selects AUMA for Al Wasit Gas contract

Approved Saudi Aramco vendor status, strong technical support and strength in after-sales service were key reasons for the selection of AUMA valve control devices at the Al Wasit Gas Program, Saudi Aramco’s development scheme for the Arabiyah and Hasbah offshore Saudi Arabian gas fields located in the Arabian Gulf.

Coiled tubing-conveyed artificial lift and cleanout systems optimize costs and production

Sheldon Minish, Stephen Kiser, CJS Production Technologies; Kelly Falk, Source Rock Energy Partners; Chris Lamberth, J & J Technical Services

The industry has moved increasingly toward highly deviated, horizontal well designs, although pumping systems lag in technical advancement. An equipment suite has been developed to address the challenges that new well designs create for traditional artificial lift systems.

Premier Oil sells Norwegian business to Det norske for $120 million

Premier Oil has agreed to sell Premier Oil Norge AS, which comprises all of the company's Norwegian assets, to Det norske oljeselskap for a cash consideration of $120 million.

Beach Energy agrees to buy Drillsearch for $277 million

Beach Energy Ltd. agreed to pay A$384 million ($277 million) in stock to acquire Drillsearch Energy Ltd. to increase its exposure to energy assets in Australia’s Cooper basin.

Third-quarter completions down 44% year-on-year: API

Estimated total U.S. oil and natural gas well completions decreased by 44% in the third quarter of 2015 compared to year-ago levels, according to API's 2015 Quarterly Well Completion Report, Third Quarter.

Global Tubing delivers record-breaking coiled tubing string

On October 5, 2015, Global Tubing, LLC delivered its second record‐breaking coiled tubing string to the Port of Houston where it awaits transport to the Middle East.

NCS Multistage sets world record in 52-stage Permian basin completion

NCS Multistage placed 14.1 million lb (6,395 t) of proppant in a 52-stage completion in the Permian basin, a world record for completions using coiled tubing and single-point frac injection.

ShaleTech: Niobrara-Codell shale

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Attractive sweet-spot margins help ease pain of low prices

Drilling advances

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Technologies for the taking

Weatherford to deploy DynaEnergetics’ well perforating system

DynaEnergetics, a business of Dynamic Materials Corporation, has entered into a Principal Partner Agreement with Weatherford International.

Offshore platform undergoes simultaneous joint replacements in GOM

An operator contracted T.D. Williamson (TDW) to perform simultaneous isolations on a platform’s 10-in oil pipeline and 14-in natural gas pipeline.

FMC, PROSERNAT align as single supplier of integrated modular systems

FMC Technologies, Inc. and PROSERNAT have signed an alliance agreement to become a single source supplier of integrated modular systems and comprehensive solutions for the processing, separation and treatment of oil, water, gas and solids.

2H Offshore awarded Chevron contract to manage 20K production riser testing

2H Offshore, an Acteon company, has been awarded a contract by Chevron to manage a production riser weld qualification testing program.

ATCE '15: High-tech glass bubbles improve oil and gas productivity

A new glass bubbles product from 3M Advanced Materials Division offers several opportunities to improve oil and gas productivity at a reduced cost.

Blackmer introduces oil-free reciprocating gas compressor line

Blackmer, part of PSG, a Dover company and a global leader in positive displacement and centrifugal pump, and reciprocating compressor technologies, announced the release of its new triple-seal HD943 and HDL943 oil-free reciprocating gas compressor line.