Completions ///

Packers Plus cemented system reduces completion cost, risk for STACK operator

Packers Plus Energy Services has announced the successful completion of a "multi-cluster" stimulation in a cemented system, which simulated plug-and-perf operations in the Meramec formation within the STACK play of Oklahoma.

InterAct awarded contract for well integrity services in California

InterAct, an Acteon company, has been awarded a contract with a major West Coast operator to provide well integrity management and engineering services for three gas fields in California.

AccessESP successfully replaces ESP using standard slickline unit

AccessESP, a leading provider of rigless electric submersible pump (ESP) conveyance solutions for the worldwide oil industry, has successfully retrieved and replaced an existing ESP for a major operator on the Alaskan North Slope using a standard slickline unit.

Most DUCs are within the Permian, Eagle Ford, Bakken and Niobrara: Rystad

Operators have accumulated about 3,900 drilled but uncompleted horizontal oil wells (DUCs) across the U.S. shale, with more than 90% of these located within the major liquids plays, according to the latest analysis by Rystad Energy.

Packers Plus opens new technology, training center in Colorado

Packers Plus Energy Services has announced the opening of its Global Technology and Training Center in Louisville, Colorado.

Nine Energy completes 124-stage well in Utica shale

Nine Energy Service successfully completed 124 perforated stages in an 18,544 ft lateral (27,034 ft TMD) in Guernsey County, Ohio, for Eclipse Resources, a premier independent E&P company in the Appalachian basin.

Obama methane rule is worse than originally proposed

The Obama administration, yielding to environmentalists demanding action to address climate change, issued limits on methane emissions from oil and gas wells that are even tougher than those it proposed last year.

Wintershall awards Halliburton service contract for Maria project

Wintershall Norge has awarded a four-year service contract to support its exploration and development projects in Norway to Halliburton Norge.

E&Ps with significant DUC inventory to benefit from capital efficiency gains: IHS

U.S. oil and gas operators with significant inventories of drilled but uncompleted wells (DUCs) in the major U.S. plays will benefit from capital efficiency gains in 2016, but conversion of these wells to production will have a limited impact on overall U.S. production compared to U.S. production growth derived from new drilling activities, according to new analysis from IHS.

Subsea processing: A holistic approach to subsea development

Tine Bauck Irmann-Jacobsen, Forsys Subsea

Advances in technology are enabling the discovery of, and access to, offshore hydrocarbon reserves previously thought uneconomical. However, many viable-but-challenging projects are put on hold because of uncertainties about their feasibility, high start-up costs, and long lead times. To solve these problems, several holistic subsea processing systems have been created to enhance field economics.

New products and services

Emily Snyder, World Oil

New products and services

NCS Multistage awarded patents for multistage completion technology

NCS Multistage has announced that four patents have recently been issued by authorities in the U.S., Canada, and Ukraine covering proprietary design features utilized in the company's downhole completion tools and proprietary methods.

Halliburton’s Landmark introduces latest well construction software

Landmark, a Halliburton business line and leading provider of E&P software, has announced the release of EDT 5000.14 (Engineer’s Desktop).

Expro completes first integrated abandonment project for Apache

International oilfield services company, Expro, has successfully completed a plug and abandonment (P&A) project in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) for Apache.

Packers Plus advances high frac intensity capabilities with 50-stage wells in the Williston basin

Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. has announced the successful completions of multiple wells in North Dakota’s Bakken formation, using advanced high frac intensity systems, specifically designed for extended reach wells.

Energy Fishing & Rental Services announces U.S. distribution agreement with Lee Energy Systems

Energy Fishing & Rental Services (EFRS) announced it has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor of Lee Energy Systems’ Gator Perforator and Speed Squeeze oilfield products.

GEODynamics releases QuickStart Inject and Frac Valve

GEODynamics, Inc.’s Engineered Completion Solutions Division has completed extensive field testing of the QuickStart Inject and Frac Valve product line and is broadly releasing it to the global horizontal completion market immediately.

FracFocus celebrates fifth anniversary

Five years ago, the Ground Water Protection Council and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission partnered with a vision to provide the public a one-stop site to access information on chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations by location.

Veolia awarded contract by Dolphin Energy for gas facilities in Qatar

Veolia, through its subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies, has been awarded a contract by Qatar Engineering & Construction Company to engineer, procure and deliver a wastewater treatment plant for Dolphin Energy's natural gas production and processing facilities in Ras Laffan, Qatar.

API: Oil and natural gas exploratory drilling down in first quarter

Estimated natural gas well completions decreased 70% in the first quarter of 2016 compared to year-ago levels, according to API's 2016 Quarterly Well Completion Report, First Quarter.