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Western Gas selects McDermott and BHGE as development partner for Equus Gas Project in Australia

McDermott International, Inc. has announced they, with Baker Hughes, a GE company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Western Gas Corporation Pty Ltd to be the exclusive development partners for the Equus Gas Project in Western Australia. The companies were also awarded a contract to support the planning phases of the project.

Coretrax secures investment to fast-track international growth

Coretrax, the independent wellbore clean-up and abandonment specialist, has received a substantial investment from private equity firm Buckthorn Partners to accelerate its ambitious international growth plans.

Decom North Sea secures Decommissioning Challenge Fund grant award

Decom North Sea, the membership organization for the oil and gas late life and decommissioning sector, has successfully secured a Decommissioning Challenge Fund (DCF) grant award from The Scottish Government.

Permian producers become "victims of their own success"

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Despite a few recent snags, Permian basin production should continue its upward trend through 2019.

HydraWell has executed Aker BP's Valhall field plugging program expeditiously

Through utilization of the PWC (Perforate, Wash & Cement) plug and abandonment method (P&A) on the Valhall field, HydraWell has contributed towards Aker BP executing its plugging program significantly quicker than planned.

Well-Centric has acquired Simmons Edeco Europe

Well-Centric, a FrontRow Energy Technology Group company, has announced the acquisition of Simmons Edeco Europe from its Canadian owner.

DynaEnergetics expands manufacturing facility in central Texas

DynaEnergetics has opened new manufacturing facilities in Blum, Texas. The facility expands the production capacity of the company’s DynaStage well perforating system.

Opinion: Oil field steel import quotas are the wrong solution

Negotiators with the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) may be preparing to recommend import quotas on the specialized steel that comes from Mexico and Canada.

Petrofac collaborates with supply chain to deliver significant savings on Tullow scope

When Petrofac was appointed as well operator and main contractor for the latest phase of the Thames decommissioning project, the pressure was on to relive the success it delivered in 2016 for Tullow Oil.

TransGlobe Energy announces test results for Egyptian discovery well

TransGlobe Energy released test results for the South Ghazalat 6X oil discovery well in the Arab Republic of Egypt.

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.

Water management

Mark Patton, Hydrozonix

“Whiskey is for drinking, and water is for fighting”

Can “too close” be ill-advised in fracture spacing?

Lyle Lehman, Frac Diagnostics

Emblematic of the high-voltage development of unconventional resource plays is the growing attraction of beefed-up completions with high-proppant loadings and shorter distances between induced fractures.

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.