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Water management

Mark Patton, Hydrozonix

The power of water

Weatherford signs $87 million fishing, intervention contract with Petrobras

Weatherford announced the signing of an $87 million contract for fishing and intervention services with Petrobras. The four-year agreement represents the largest fishing contract ever signed by Weatherford. It also constitutes the largest single global award for this scope in the recent past.

Fishbones completes two reservoir stimulation projects for Aker BP

Fishbones has completed two reservoir stimulation jobs for Aker BP in the North Sea, increasing accessible reserves on Ivar Aasen, while matching the productivity of proppant fractured wells on Valhall.

Breakthrough: Leading-edge cement performs strong in the field

BJ Services’ IntegraGuard™ Star spacer systems have a long history of successfully reducing lost circulation. In laboratory experiments, the system can completely block fluid flow through high-permeability media, impressively stopping fluid losses into pea-size gravel.

Equinor, Weatherford sign $80 million liner hanger agreement

Weatherford has signed an $80 million liner hanger frame agreement with Equinor, representing the largest liner hanger frame agreement ever signed by the company.

Repsol Sinopec Brazil, Ouro Negro and PUC-Rio expand technological partnership

Repsol Sinopec Brazil, Ouro Negro and the Mechanical Engineering Department of PUC-Rio’s Technical and Scientific Center (CTC/PUC-Rio) are expanding their technological partnership, developing a through tubing logging profiling tool to assess cement quality in lined wells.

Subsea 7 bringing experienced engineers to oil and gas

Subsea 7 is continuing its Engineering Conversion Program, based in Aberdeen, to help experienced engineers from civil engineering and military roles to transfer skills and build new careers in the subsea oil and gas industry.

2019 World Oil Awards finalists announced

For 18 years, these prestigious awards have recognized and honored the upstream energy industry’s leading innovators and innovations and recognized step changes in technology that have made a lasting impact.

Weatherford automated connection integrity system reaches deployment milestone

Weatherford’s Vero automated connection integrity system, which applies artificial intelligence to validate well integrity and minimize safety risks, has completed 15,000 tubular connections in 50 operations worldwide since its market debut.

Halliburton wins Senegal deepwater drilling, completion and testing services contracts

Woodside Energy Senegal awarded Halliburton nine conditional contracts for drilling and completion services for SNE Field Development Phase 1 offshore Senegal.

Eagle Ford/Austin Chalk Shales: High returns fail to stave off summer retreat

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

The caliche roads cutting through the blackbrush and mesquite of the South Texas brush country are a bit less congested of late, as Eagle Ford drilling and completion activity dips in what is ranked among the most profitable of the unconventional plays.

New shale technology detects completion problems, parent/child well interference

Deep Imaging today announced the first and only real-time solution for tracking fluid as it’s pumped through the wellbore and out to the fracture tips during a completion job.

Reveal Energy Services improves completion performance with cloud-based evaluation engine

DSCVRi improves completion performance with region-, well-, stage-level data.

Fast and lean: How North Sea oil is learning from American shale

The U.S. oil boom changed the petroleum industry forever. Now its philosophy is being adopted by conventional producers in the North Sea.

U.S. DUC shale backlog declines, except in Permian basin

The backlog of DUCs in major U.S. shale plays fell for a fourth straight month, the longest stretch of declines since 2016.

Total E&P Congo successfully deploys world’s first cementless completion

Welltec has announced the first deployment of a truly cementless completion in the Republic of Congo during the second quarter of 2019.

Colorado and New Mexico officials rescind the welcome mat for oil and gas

David Blackmon, Contributing Editor

Elected officials are doing their best to kill off the golden goose in two states that have benefitted mightily from the shale revolution.

What’s going on down there?

Oscar Vasquez, Sam Young, Deep Imaging

Use of electromagnetic monitoring to image unconventional wells in shales can identify problems with well isolation and frac design.

Expro enters multi-billion-dollar market with technology acquisition

International oilfield services company Expro has acquired 100% of the equity of technology company Quality Intervention AS (QI).

Oilfield service industry fighting for life in a world of cheap oil

For the oilfield services industry, it’s no longer about merely navigating a downturn. It’s now about survival.