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Packers Plus optimizes offshore multi-stage completion for Dubai Petroleum Establishment

Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. has announced that it has recently worked with operator Dubai Petroleum Establishment to install and successfully stimulate an offshore carbonate reservoir using an open hole multi-stage ball-drop system.

Liberty Oilfield Services’ new frac fleet cuts noise emissions

Liberty Oilfield Services, a privately held pressure pumping services company, has announced the release of its new Quiet Fleet.

ShaleTech: Eagle Ford/Pearsall shale

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Only the core survives mounting ROR pressure

Hunting’s select fire perforating system sets new Canadian e-coil perforating record

HOUSTON -- Hunting announced Monday that its Titan Division’s select fire perforating system recently set a new Canadian e-coil perforating record with a 52-CFA gun string deployed by Titanium Tubing Technology Ltd. for Teine Energy Ltd. in Kindersley, Saskatchewan.

Rotating solid expandable liner solves issues in high-angle directional wells

Roy Baker, Enventure Global Technology

The use of solid expandable liners is increasing; however, the perception remains that they are viable in limited applications. Yet, changes to the expandable connection and expansion assembly have enabled a liner to be rotated, to reduce the risk of stuck pipe when running tubulars in a directional wellbore.

Halliburton installs its 1,000th multilateral junction

Halliburton today announced the installation of its 1,000th multilateral junction.

Saudi Arabian Drilling Academy launched to serve the region's drilling and workover industry

A dynamic new project, the Saudi Arabian Drilling Academy (SADA), has officially been launched.

Exxon Mobil awards Alternate Path well packing license to Baker Hughes

Exxon Mobil has awarded Baker Hughes a limited international license to Exxon Mobil’s Alternate Path technology patent portfolio for services of gravel packing cased and openhole completion wells.

Deep Casing Tools deploys first system In Iraq

Casing and completion tool specialist Deep Casing Tools has continued its Middle East expansion with a successful deployment of its unique drillable turbine technology in Iraq.

GEODynamics releases FracIQ Limited Entry Perforating System

GEODynamics, Inc.’s Engineered Perforating Solutions Division has completed extensive field testing of the latest addition to their family of plug-and-perf technology based products. The FracIQ Limited Entry Perforating System has been applied in over 1,000 frac stages since field testing commenced in April 2016.

Packers Plus cuts completion costs in Duvernay formation by up to 30%

Packers Plus Energy Services’ StackFRAC Titanium XV HPHT open hole ball drop completion system enabled operators in Alberta's Duvernay formation to achieve cost savings of up to 30% compared to plug-and-perf completion methods.

Shawcor wins contract to provide pipe coating services for Tuxpan pipeline project

Shawcor Ltd. announced that its pipe coating group has received a conditional contract worth approximately C$300 million from Infraestructura Marina del Golfo (IMG), to provide pipeline coating solutions to the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) Sur de Texas - Tuxpan gas pipeline project.

Weatherford deep-set safety valve achieves V1 rating

Weatherford International's new model WUDP-10 deep-set safety valve has been certified to V1 standards under the American Petroleum Institute (API) Specification 14A.

Expandable sand screens are a cost-effective sand control solution for gas storage wells

Raj Malyala, Weatherford International

Underground gas storage wells are an essential component of the natural gas supply chain. The flexibility and resiliency provided by these storage wells are the key to maintaining reliable and responsive gas delivery, especially as demand has increased in the last several years, while supply has become more volatile.

Efficiencies and capabilities designed for the bottom line

Mike Slaton, Contributing Editor

Oil markets have driven down activity but not the advance of technology. In tough times when every efficiency and operational advantage can make a difference, service and manufacturing companies are focused on offshore innovations that drive hard to the bottom line. We turned to five leading service and manufacturing companies, and asked them to highlight the advances that were at the top of their lists. Their answers reveal vigorous innovation across a broad scope of offshore technologies that include drilling data, subsea production chemicals, specialized drill bits, MPD-ready rigs, subsea safety valves and gravel packs.

U.S. shale: Frac count grows, production leveling out

Rystad Energy expects horizontal oil completion activity in U.S. shale plays to outpace drilling operations by 30% in second-half 2016, resulting in the contraction of the DUC inventory by 800 wells.

Archer launches Point system for better well integrity

Archer has launched the Point system, a well integrity resource that combines Archer’s proactive and systematic approach to integrity management, with its experience in over 4,000 integrity-related deployments worldwide.

Liberty completes acquisition of Sanjel Corp.’s U.S. assets

Liberty Oilfield Services, a privately held pressure pumping company, has completed its acquisition of Sanjel Corporation's U.S. assets.

Infinity dissolvable plug-and-perf system saves 50 hours by eliminating plug millout

In the Bakken Formation, an operator wanted to improve efficiency during plug-and-perf completions in a high-temperature (275-degF [135-degC]) unconventional well. A dissolvable plug-and-perf system eliminated conventional millout of plugs and the risks associated with conventional milling operations.

Nine Energy stimulates 50-stage Divert-A-Frac system in Williston basin

Rickey Green, Kendall Manning, Nine Energy Service

The Williston basin has seen a full evolution of completion technology throughout its development, with increasing levels of science being applied to determine the best methodology.