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Lundin discovers oil in the Filicudi prospect, southern Barents Sea

Lundin Petroleum announced that it has made an oil and gas discovery in the main well 7219/12-1 and is presently drilling a sidetrack 7219/12-1A on the Filicudi prospect.

TOFCO completes fabrication of Juniper in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad Offshore Fabricators Unlimited (TOFCO) recently completed work for the Juniper offshore gas platform topsides at its facility in La Brea, Trinidad.

Archer launches suite of plug solutions to ensure well integrity

Archer Oiltools has launched the SPARTAN plug family, to help operators deliver safer wells, boost operational efficiency and reduce costs.

First offshore installation work complete at Statoil's Johan Sverdrup field

Ocean Installer has recently completed the very first permanent subsea installation at the Johan Sverdrup field, marking the kick-off of the Johan Sverdrup offshore work.

Statoil releases details of gas discovery at Valemon facility, North Sea

Statoil Petroleum, operator of production license 193 D, has completed drilling operations on wildcat well 34/11-6 S, in 133 m of water 160 km northwest of Bergen, North Sea.

Pantheon Resources completes successful sidetrack well in East Texas

Pantheon confirms that the VOBM#2 H sidetrack well, Polk County, onshore East Texas, has been drilled to a total measured depth of about 16,450 ft and will now be completed ahead of testing.

Halliburton sets record for successful sleeve performance after 32 months downhole

Halliburton announced today that two of its RapidStart Initiator CT (casing test) sleeves opened after 32 months downhole. Thirty-two months is an industry record for the successful operation of a toe sleeve.

Isolation Technologies improves slurry placement with new combo tool

Isolation Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of zonal isolation equipment, has developed the IsoTech Combo Tool to improve slurry placement with a single tool.

Statoil awards service contracts for two Cat J rigs

Baker Hughes and Schlumberger will be awarded contracts for integrated drilling and well services on the Cat J rigs Askepott and Askeladden. The rigs will perform work at Oseberg and Gullfaks.

A new approach to optimizing plug-and-perf completions

Duke VanLue, Downhole Technology

Using improved methods and the latest composite frac plug technology, operators can reduce running time, enhance reliability, and achieve efficient drill-outs without short trips.

STEP reduces offset well hits by deploying far-field diverter technology

Recognizing that fracturing operations often influence the production of parent wells, STEP Energy Services (STEP) recently collaborated with a Montney producer to reduce offset well communication by using its far-field diverter technology, STEP-PLEX.

Gazprom Neft discovers new field in Orenburg Oblast

Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazpromneft Orenburg, has discovered a new field in the Sorochinsky district of Orenburg Oblast. Reservoir engineers have estimated the new discovery, called Novosamarskoye field, has oil-in-place reserves of more than eight million tonnes. This is the first discovery in the area under investigation, which company specialists believe contains a series of smaller deposits.

W&T Offshore discovers new and deeper productive reservoirs at GOM Ship Shoal 349, Mahogany field

HOUSTON -- W&T Offshore announced that its Ship Shoal 359 A-18 well has logged 149 ft of net oil pay in five zones and extended the size and depth of the Mahogany field. The SS 349 A-18 well was drilled on the western side of the Mahogany field to extend the productive limit of the 'T' sand, which was discovered in mid-2013 by the A-14 well.

GEODynamics acquires Paradigm GeoKey’s perforating business in Aberdeen

GEODynamics acquired Paradigm GeoKey’s Aberdeen, Scotland-based perforating business unit on Jan. 1, 2017. As a result of the transaction, GEODynamics has established a UK operating company. Chris Chalker, former managing director of Paradigm GeoKey, has joined the GEODynamics team as vice president, Eastern Hemisphere and will be based in Aberdeen to manage and grow GEODynamics’ business throughout the region.

AccessESP rigless system successfully enables ESP pump swap on Alaska's North Slope

AccessESP has showcased its rigless ESP conveyance system in the industry’s first pump swap for an operator on Alaska's North Slope.

Packers Plus launches PrimeSET liner hanger system

Packers Plus Energy Services launched its PrimeSET liner hanger system. Innovative anti-preset features ensure reliability and performance, resulting in time and cost savings for operators.

geoLOGIC systems acquires Well Completions & Frac Database from Canadian Discovery

geoLOGIC systems, a portfolio company of BV Investment Partners, has announced that it has purchased Canadian Discovery Ltd.’s (CDL) Well Completions & Frac Database and related products, including its Direct Data Access add-on module and the Drilling Database.

Emerson expands reservoir modeling capabilities to maximize recovery

STAVANGER, Norway -- Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the Roxar application programming interface (API), its extensibility solution for reservoir modeling and, in particular, for its software Roxar RMS. The Roxar API helps operators customize their workflows to achieve specific goals; improves data management capabilities with greater interoperability and flexibility; preserves vital reservoir information across multiple-stage workflows; and enables users to analyze and visualize their models in different and innovative ways for improved reservoir interpretation and increased recovery.

Powerwave well stimulation project kicks off in Bahrain

Wavefront Technology Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce that the first two wells of a seven well Powerwave stimulation program have been completed in Bahrain.

Packers Plus frac system cuts costs/saves time for an operator in Egypt

Packers Plus Energy Services worked with an operator in Egypt to complete a 6-stage StackFRAC system using the drillable closeable (DC) FracPORT sleeve in a short timeframe.