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C&J Energy and Nabors Industries complete combination transaction

HAMILTON, Bermuda -- C&J Energy Services, Inc. and Nabors Industries Ltd. have completed the combination of C&J with Nabors' completion and production services business.

Halliburton introduces EquiFlow OptiSteam flow control device

HOUSTON -- Halliburton’s Completion Tools business line has introduced the EquiFlow OptiSteam flow control device (FCD) for steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) injectors.

Tenaris launching next-generation coiled tubing

Tenaris is introducing its BlueCoil technology, the next generation of coiled tubing, with improved operational performance over conventional tubing.

API slams BLM’s new rules on hydraulic fracturing

WASHINGTON, D.C -- New regulations on hydraulic fracturing on federal lands, issued by the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, will stifle energy growth and lead to costly delays, the American Petroleum Institute (API) said.

Obama administration issues fracing rules for federal lands

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration issued the first federal regulations for fracing since the drilling technique fueled a domestic energy boom, requiring extensive disclosures of the chemicals used on public land.

Halliburton, Baker Hughes said to plan asset sales in April

Halliburton and Baker Hughes plan to begin seeking buyers next month for as much as $10 billion in assets that the oil-services companies need to sell in order to complete their merger, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Antelope Oil Tool launches new cementation centralizer

Antelope Oil Tool has developed the CentraMax series, a unique centralizer design that provides a solution to enhance standoff and efficiency in cementing operations.

Shale operators storing oil underground, waiting for price recovery

HOUSTON -- Oil companies, expecting prices to rebound after the biggest drop in six years, have come up with an alternative to storing their crude in tanks: They’re keeping it in the ground.

Tendeka celebrates 10,000 FloSure AICD installations

Tendeka has reached a landmark in the growing demand for its FloSure autonomous inflow control device (AICD) range, with more than 10,000 now having been installed globally.

Halliburton opens new Integrated Completions Center in Louisiana

Halliburton officially opened its new Integrated Completions Center (ICC) in New Iberia on February 26, 2015.

Guardian's Select Fire Switch successfully deployed offshore Trinidad

Guardian Global Technologies announced the successful deployment of its Select Fire Switch technology offshore Trinidad.

New packer technology for fast, but controlled swell rates

TAM International has introduced a new swellable packer technology that alters the geometric design of the elastomer to provide ultra-fast, but predictable and controlled swell rates.

Magnum Hunter completes testing of WVDNR Pad wells in West Virginia; initiates production

Magnum Hunter Resources has announced that the company's four new wholly owned WVDNR Pad wells (#1410, #1411, #1412 and #1413), located in Wetzel County, West Virginia, have been recently placed on production after several weeks of testing.

MAN Diesel & Turbo commissions two compression modules for MODEC's FPSO, off Brazil

MAN Diesel & Turbo has successfully completed the commissioning of two compression modules on board of FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba MV24 for MODEC.

Ohio city loses fight for control over oil and gas drilling

COLUMBUS (Bloomberg) -- An Ohio city lost a battle for control over oil and gas drilling permits within its borders with the Ohio Supreme Court saying the authority belongs to the state.

ValueAct places a $3 billion bet on Baker Hughes merger with Halliburton

ValueAct Capital Management has amassed a new stake in Halliburton Co. alongside its activist holdings in Baker Hughes Inc. as the investor champions an agreed merger of the oilfield-services providers

Schlumberger introduces fully dissolvable plug-and-perf system

HOUSTON -- Schlumberger announced today the release of the Infinity dissolvable plug-and-perf system, which uses fully degradable fracture balls, and fully degradable seats instead of plugs, to isolate zones during well stimulation.

One-trip abandonment system reduces rig time, costs

John Fraser, Coretrax

Well abandonment can involve isolating and abandoning several sections of a well, resulting in a costly, time consuming process. Multiple cement plugs and numerous trips are required, and it is essential that the plug is set in clean casing. Coretrax, a UK-based specialist in wellbore clean-up and abandonment, has been working since 2009 to streamline this process by improving the way bridge plugs are installed during wellbore abandonment programs in the North Sea, having helped successfully abandon 84 wells between 2013 and 2015.

Innovative forging process produces seamless landing strings

Vallourec has developed an innovative forging process to produce seamless forged landing strings.

Energy issues

William J. Pike, World Oil

Oil price hits technology