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Hexion offers lower cost resin coated proppants

Hexion Inc. announced the release of its kRT resin coated proppants that provide a cost-effective option for the oil and gas industry, while delivering superior performance compared to uncoated frac sand.

Subsea efficiency in harsh environments

Vibesh Ravindran, Expro

Efficient subsea safety systems isolate a well in a controlled manner during exploration, completion and intervention. By utilizing a landing string system (LSS), non-productive time (NPT) is reduced significantly during shutdown, disconnect or drive-off, by providing controlled isolation of the wellbore and associated hydrocarbons. The LSS facilitates critical hydraulic and electrical feed-through to subsurface completion components. This yields potential rig time savings of 24-plus hr in shallow water, and up to 48 hr in deep water.

Delivering well integrity through secure connections

Britani Gallagher, Scott Sivewright, Keith Won, Weatherford

Well integrity, the overarching driver in the industry’s quest to achieve safe, efficient and long-term production, is achieved by efficiently establishing critical well barriers, including proper mud weight and casing/cement, that provide reliable isolation and mitigate the risk of an uncontrolled release of formation fluids.

Well integrity in production operations: Five trends shaping the future

Don Dressler, Brian O'Sullivan, Enterprise Performance Group

Five trends in well integrity (WI) for production operations have emerged, with significant implications for the industry’s future direction.

Companies in the news

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Companies in the news

Oil & Gas UK publishes guidelines on HPHT wells

In line with its commitment to continually reviewing and improving the safety and performance of all aspects of well practices on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), Oil & Gas UK has released new guidelines on wells with HPHT properties.

Chesapeake declares ‘propageddon’ with record frac job

The era of the monster frac has arrived in North America, and Chesapeake Energy Corp. is singing its praises.

ShaleTech: Niobrara Shale

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

“Go long” typical game plan, as key players consolidate holdings

API: Decline in exploratory drilling showing signs of slowing

The estimated number of oil wells drilled and completed in the third quarter of 2016 remained relatively unchanged from the previous quarter at 2,285, the American Petroleum Institute (API) said.

New products and services

Emily Querubin, World Oil

New products and services

Optime Subsea Services merges with Telemark Technologies

Subsea technology company Optime Subsea Services AS is set to merge with engineering house Telemark Technologies AS to fast track its cost-saving subsea installation solution to the global oil and gas market.

Packers Plus increases stimulation efficiency and reservoir coverage in the Montney formation

Packers Plus Energy Services developed a unique completion design that helped to significantly increase stage counts and pump rates to stimulate more pay zone over previous wells for an operator in British Columbia's Montney formation.

Reactive Downhole Tools assists in achieving world record for Middle East operator

Reactive Downhole Tools, a supplier of lower completion systems, has completed an oil swellable packer installation in the Middle East for a major operator in Abu Dhabi. At 19,000 m, it’s the longest liner of this size deployed by all parties to date, and a world record for the liner type.

HPHT keynote presents DeepStar initiative aimed at deepwater technology development

World Oil’s annual HPHT Drilling, Completions & Production Conference got underway this morning with keynote speaker Greg Kusinski, of Chevron ETC.

Endeavor Management announces shale completion best practices JIP

Endeavor Management has opened participation in its latest joint industry project (JIP)—Best Practices for Shale Completion Operations.

Evaluating diversion techniques to increase stimulation effectiveness in the Eagle Ford

Shea Evans, Kirk Dawson, Matthew Montes, Halliburton; Greg Preston, Scott Hudson, Carrizo Oil and Gas

A study in the Eagle Ford shale assessed the challenges associated with cluster efficiency in horizontal plug-and-perf treatments, as well as the application and methodology of using a diverter. Production was analyzed to validate the diverter’s performance, and fiber-optic data provided subsurface insight to validate diversion effectiveness.

HPHT environment requires reliable, high-strength completion systems

Kevin Trahan, Packers Plus Energy Services

As the industry targets deeper formations in developing unconventional plays, completion system capabilities continue to reach new heights. The goal is to design HPHT technologies optimized for horizontal wells that increase initial production rates and cumulative production to maximize return on investment.

Over 5,000 DUCs await completion in U.S., EIA says

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) monthly Drilling Productivity Report (DPR), released Monday, now includes a supplement that provides monthly estimates of the number of DUCs in the seven key oil and natural gas producing regions covered by the report.

Maersk Drilling secures new contract for Gallant jackup rig

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the jack-up rig Mærsk Gallant with Maersk Oil.

Weatherford awarded two large completions contracts with supermajor

Weatherford has won two large contracts with a supermajor operator for sand screens and for upper completions products, including gas-lift equipment, chemical-injection equipment, subsurface safety valves (SSVs) and downhole measurement tools.