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USGS: Vegetation recovery on abandoned oil and gas well sites is variable

Recovery of vegetation on plugged and abandoned oil and gas well sites on the Colorado Plateau is influenced by time, moisture, nonnative plants and the type of plant community that was originally in place before well sites were constructed, according to a recently published study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

ConocoPhillips’ Greg Leveille sees rapid trajectory of technical advancement continuing

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

In an exclusive interview with World Oil Editor-in-Chief Kurt Abraham, ConocoPhillips Chief Technology Officer Greg Leveille discusses the technical issues facing global E&P, particularly as relates to the many U.S. unconventional plays

Executive viewpoint

John Tintera, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers

The Great Water Hope: The future of oilfield produced water

Hydraulic fracturing conference hits full stride on day two

On the second day of SPE’s hydraulic fracturing conference, held on Wednesday, in the Woodlands, Texas, the technical presentations kicked into high-gear, with four major categories being explored by SME’s from operating companies, service providers and academia.

James Fisher Offshore, First Subsea technology fusion ready for lift-off

Subsea project delivery firms James Fisher Offshore (JFO) and First Subsea have joined forces to launch a cut and lift product that aims to streamline decommissioning projects worldwide, simplifying operations while reducing costs and risk.

GEODynamics offers HELLfire perforating system

GEODynamics, Inc. introduces the new patented HELLFire perforating system, a revolutionary solution that allows the oil and gas industry to more effectively complete multi-stage plug-and-perf operations.

C-Kore sensor monitor tool increases safety around well-heads

C-Kore Systems are pleased to announce a new subsea testing tool, the C-Kore Sensor Monitor.

Halliburton sees downward pressure on fracing business

Halliburton forecast a drop in fracing earnings in the first quarter as the OFS announced a cut in capital expenditure to match a more disciplined approach from customers.

Pragma's Downhole Steam Injection Valve takes next step towards North Sea reality

Aberdeen-based oil and gas production technology business, Pragma Well Technology, has been given the green light by Pharis Energy and OGTC to progress with the manufacture and prototype testing of their Downhole Steam Injection Valve (DSIV) following a successful feasibility study.

Wild Well Control has expanded its Montrose Facility, UK

Wild Well Control, a Superior Energy Services well control and engineering services company, has announced the expansion of its Montrose facility at South Ferryden, UK.

Scottish global hub aims to transform decommissioning

The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC), a global technology R&D hub, is today opened by Lord Duncan, UK Government Minister for Scotland and Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scottish Energy Minister, in Newburgh, in North-East Scotland’s Energetica Corridor.

Oil majors to increase offshore spending

After four years of cutbacks, oil companies are poised to develop new offshore fields, although the benefits won’t be spread equally across the OFS sector.

BP discovers another giant gas field in the Caspian

BP just spent $28 billion bringing a giant natural gas project in Azerbaijan online, and that may only be the start.

Aker BP awards Optime Subsea long term well access contract

Aker BP have selected Optime Subsea as a provider of well access system and -services on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) for the next 2 years, with extension options.

Closing the loop on water treatment

Dr. Clay Maugans, Select Energy Services

There are numerous approaches to treating and recycling water in the oil field, with no single approach always being the right answer.

Water management

Mark Patton, Hydrozonix

May you live in interesting times

What's new in production

Don Francis, Contributing Editor

Hits and misses

Norway oil lobby hikes spending forecasts, sees 16% jump in 2019

Norway’s oil lobby raised its forecast for investments in the country’s petroleum industry as cost cuts during a three-year downturn made projects more profitable and able to withstand even the recent slump in crude prices.

Halliburton President and CEO Jeff Miller appointed as chairman of the board

Halliburton Company has announced its board of directors has appointed Jeff Miller, the company’s president and CEO, as chairman of the board, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Packers Plus has launched complete suite of high-efficiency frac plugs

The latest innovation from Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. is providing operators with higher efficiency plug-and-perf systems worldwide.