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Trelleborg launches a custom-engineered elastomer-to-metal wellhead sealing solution

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has announced the launch of a new metal end cap seal specifically engineered for HTHP wellhead tubing and casing hanger sealing environments, which combines the pressure and extrusion resistance of a metal-to-metal bonded component with the flexibility of an elastomer.

People in the industry

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has named Mitch Ingram, formerly executive V.P., international and deepwater operations and project management, to the post of executive V.P., international, deepwater and exploration.

Executive viewpoint

Barry Zhang, Quantico

Executive viewpoint

First oil

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

Consent given to fracing first onshore, horizontal well in the UK

Permian basin leads the pack

Travis Harris, Packers Plus Energy Services

Innovative completion technology helps reduce break-even prices to keep operators afloat in the Permian basin

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore UK

Subsea 7 announced the award of a contract by Nexen as part of the Buzzard Phase 2 Project, located approximately 55 km off the northeast coast of Scotland.

URTeC 2018: Veteran expert says PRMS may be better reserves reporting method than SEC

After modernization of the SEC’s reserves reporting requirements in late 2008, many folks in the U.S. oil and gas industry would have expected that the SEC and PRMS (Petroleum Reserves Management System) systems would classify, characterize and estimate reserves in a broadly consistent way, save for some obvious differences, such as prices and costs used in evaluations and some potential interpretation issues. However, this has not necessarily been the case.

Halliburton acquires Athlon Solutions Chemicals

Halliburton acquired Athlon Solutions, a provider of specialty water and process treatment chemicals and customized engineering solutions. Athlon will become part of the Halliburton Multi-Chem business line.

Industry leaders voice thoughts on unconventional technology trends to full house at URTeC

It didn’t take long on Monday for officials at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in Houston to realize that attendance at the event will far exceed their expectations, with some technical session rooms swamped beyond capacity.

Unconventional resource teams are “all hands on deck” at URTeC 2018

The adoption of new technologies for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), and its impact on America’s growing shale sector, was a primary topic of discussion during Monday’s plenary session at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in Houston, Texas.

Analyst tells URTeC breakfast gathering to expect big U.S. production gains

Walking into one of three URTeC topical breakfast rooms on Tuesday morning, attendees had a fairly good sense of what the speaker was going to say, given that the topic was “Industry Poised for Growth or Prudence?”

Industry leaders voice thoughts on unconventional technology trends to full house at URTeC

It didn’t take long on Monday for officials at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in Houston to realize that attendance at the event will far exceed their expectations, with some technical session rooms swamped beyond capacity.

Hi-Crush acquires FB Industries for $60 million

Hi-Crush has entered into an agreement to acquire FB Industries, a manufacturer of silo-based frac sand management systems for $60 million.

Reveal Energy Services enhances IMAGE Frac technology for complex pad operations

Reveal Energy is enhancing IMAGE Frac pressure-based fracture maps with a new platform that uses parallel processing with algorithms to determine fracture geometry for large, complex pad operations in multiple zones.

Halliburton tumbles as fracing giant sees second-half slowdown

Halliburton plunged the most in almost three years after warning that second-half profits will suffer on a slowdown in the Permian shale and other parts of the U.S.

Shell secures exploration acreage offshore Mauritania

Shell signed two production sharing contracts with the government of Mauritania for the exploration and potential future production of hydrocarbons in offshore blocks C-10 and C-19.

China chasing elusive shale boom nearly a decade after hunt began

China’s shale gas industry began with a long shot.

SGS and BHGE launch cooperation on predictive corrosion management

SGS and Baker Hughes, a GE company have announced a strategic alliance agreement (SAA) for the joint deployment and commercialization of BHGE’s real-time software and sensor-based predictive corrosion management (PCM) solution.

Emerge Energy Services to open new frac sand terminal in British Columbia

Superior Silica Sands LLC, a subsidiary of Emerge Energy Services LP, has announced that it has signed an agreement with a third-party logistics provider, Torq Energy Logistics Ltd., to open a new frac sand terminal in Buick, British Columbia.

Weatherford releases new long-stroke pumping unit

Weatherford International plc announced the commercial release of a new Rotaflex long-stroke pumping unit that improves artificial-lift efficiency in challenging applications including deep, high-volume and high gas-to-liquids wells.