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Packers Plus creates the Toe-XT Hydraulic Sleeve, replacing two tools

The latest innovation from Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. brings simplicity and reliability to operators for stimulating the first stage of oil and gas wells.

ADNOC CEO says oil and gas industry a critical enabler of economic growth

The global oil and gas will be a critical enabler of economic growth in the 4th Industrial Age, according to His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE minister of state and group CEO, ADNOC.

Global oil and gas leaders discuss evolving energy landscape

Twenty-six of the world’s leading oil and gas sector leaders gathered in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, for a high-level industry forum focused on the evolving dynamics of the energy landscape, and the opportunities for hydrocarbon-produced energy to support global growth, today, and in the future.

Halliburton CEO expects Permian bottlenecks gone by end of 2019

Halliburton expects bottlenecks in America’s busiest oil field to be relieved by the end of next year.

Equatorial Guinea is said to expect $2.4-billion oil investment

Equatorial Guinea expects oil companies to spend $2.4 billion on the nation’s oil and gas industry by the end of next year.

Halliburton releases first fluid efficient, dissolvable frac plug

Halliburton Company has released the Illusion Spire, the first fluid efficient dissolvable frac plug.

UTEC extends surveying capabilities with new autonomous underwater vehicle launch and recovery system

UTEC, a global surveying company in subsea services group Acteon, successfully commissioned its new launch and recovery system (LARS) for the fleet of seven autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) it uses for seabed surveys in the oil and renewables industries.

Nine Energy buys Magnum Oil Tools for $493 MM

Nine Energy has acquired Magnum Oil Tools International, a downhole technology provider serving the global oil and gas industry for over a decade.

Two Unexpected Ways Poor Cementing Limits Your Production

When your unconventional well doesn’t deliver the production you expect, you might suspect the problem is fracturing fluid selection, sand volume, pumping rates, or reservoir quality—but the real issue may lurk behind the casing. Cement bond logs can help you determine whether poor cementing and channeling are problems in your well and guide you to a better cement-to-frac solution.

Dow Microbial Control introduces new winterized water treatment microbiocides

Providing the market with a cold-weather solution, Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products, has launched two new products within its AQUCAR Water Treatment Microbiocides portfolio.

Next UK fracer shrugs off shutdown risk seeing need for gas

The head of the company set to drill Britain’s first fracing well in a decade shrugs off the risk that protesters and government’s main opposition will shut down his project before it can start.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Norway’s largest and longest pipeline, laid by the vessel Saipem Castorone, has reached Johan Sverdrup field.

Executive viewpoint

Rob Hull, Halliburton

21st century commercialization: Where are we now?

Energy issues

William J. Pike, World Oil

There is sand, and then there is sand

Tendeka unveils new suite of applications to reduce use of water, pumping time

Independent global completions service company Tendeka, has launched the MajiFrac Solution, a new portfolio of applications which aims to reduce water use and pumping time during completion operations in unconventional shale plays in the U.S.

A low-density proppant solution for slickwater systems

Lee Reynaud, CARBO

Slickwater systems tend to have low viscosity, which can attribute to difficulty with effectively suspending and transporting proppant in a fracture. Accordingly, a new, low-density proppant has been developed to enhance the transport capability in slickwater fluids and provide increased fracture conductivity.

Trelleborg launches a custom-engineered elastomer-to-metal wellhead sealing solution

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has announced the launch of a new metal end cap seal specifically engineered for HTHP wellhead tubing and casing hanger sealing environments, which combines the pressure and extrusion resistance of a metal-to-metal bonded component with the flexibility of an elastomer.

People in the industry

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has named Mitch Ingram, formerly executive V.P., international and deepwater operations and project management, to the post of executive V.P., international, deepwater and exploration.

Executive viewpoint

Barry Zhang, Quantico

Executive viewpoint

First oil

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

Consent given to fracing first onshore, horizontal well in the UK