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Halliburton launches low cost, direct fracture monitoring service

Halliburton Company introduced ExpressFiber, a single-use fiber optic cable that offers accurate, direct subsurface measurements, including cross-well communication, at a price point that enables fracture monitoring on every well pad.

Corva and NexTier partner to improve ESG and innovation delivery via remote completions management

By leveraging the combined strengths of their digital oilfield solutions, the partnership provides a single, unified solution to accelerate innovation and optimize every completions operation.

Improving hydraulic fracturing through NETL field laboratory projects

Jared Ciferno, Gary Covatch, NETL; Jordan Ciezobka, Gas Technology Institute

Hydraulic fracturing test sites in the Permian basin and Eagle Ford shale will conduct research to enhance the environment, improve safety and increase production.

Implementation of Hydraulic Completion Units (HCUs) in the Permian basin: A new innovative completion technology

Benjamin Krane, Matthew DeFriend, Heberto Garza, Chevron; Joseph Frantz, Jr., Matt Tourigny, Jared Griffith, Deep Well Services

HCUs have improved the drill-out metrics in high-pressure and extended-lateral wells since entering the Permian in 2019. With increasing well complexity, operators began using this new HCU technology as a safe, viable way to complete Midland and Delaware basin wells.

Reveal Energy Services enhances ORCHID with distributed acoustic sensing interpretation tools

The platform now enables operators to integrate DAS data with offset pressure, microseismic, tracers, logs, and geologic information for a 360-degree interpretation of the physics driving well, pad, and unit development performance.

Enhancing the performance of emulsion-based friction reducers

PETROSTEP® FRB-5 is a surfactant formulation that enhances the performance of emulsion-based friction reducers (FRs) in brines. It enables operators to formulate their fracturing fluids in recycled and produced waters, resulting in lower cost and more sustainable operations.

Halliburton projects ‘multi-year upcycle’ in oilfield services spending

“The positive activity momentum we see in North America and international markets today, combined with our expectations for future customer demand, gives us conviction for an unfolding multi-year upcycle,” CEO Jeff Miller said.

Seneca Resources, NexTier to develop comprehensive emissions testing for well completions work

This carbon emissions assessment is expected to be the most comprehensive testing of real-time well stimulation operations performed within the industry to date, with independent third-party testing to be performed for each of these technologies during Seneca’s field operations.

Proven Demulsifiers + Interfacial Science Expertise = Consistent Field Performance

Stepan offers a diverse range of chemistry to address the dehydration, oil-water interface resolution, and desalting requirements of crude oils and their associated operational conditions.

Highwood exporting advanced well service rigs to Middle East on massive cargo plane

Highwood Equipment Technologies Inc. is transporting two of the world’s most advanced automated well service rigs to the Sultanate of Oman.

Schlumberger commits to net zero 2050 greenhouse gas targets

Schlumberger’s decarbonization plan leverages technology to address operational emissions, customer emissions, and carbon-negative actions.

Hunting introduces dual mode firing head

Utilized as either a bar-drop or a hydraulic firing head, this latest addition is an economical solution to maintaining two different firing head inventories, while allowing the operational flexibility to run either type of toolstring.

A unique breakthrough in material science

Rutger Evers, Taylor Stein, Michael Fripp, Halliburton Completion Tools

An expanding isolation system provides operators with the next generation of cased-hole and open-hole wellbore isolation completions technology while delivering versatility and superior anchoring.

Best practices for successful completion system installation and stimulation in shallow wells

Joel Conrad, Mathew Paredes, Packers Plus Energy Services

A robust set of best practices ensures that each system reaches the planned TD. These best practices are particularly important in shallow wells to maintain safe, efficient operations.

Monetizing Permian basin well data to optimize infill completions

Scott Taylor, Geraldine Haas, Sudhendu (Kash) Kashikar, Reveal Energy Services

A Permian basin operator applies a purpose-built completions interpretation platform to successfully develop three infill wells and realize up to 20% cost- savings on future completions designs.

Schlumberger CEO looks forward to a profitable 2022 in non-U.S. markets

The world’s biggest oilfield contractor joined rivals Halliburton and Baker Hughes this week in predicting expansion in overseas work and a more muted recovery in North America through the rest of 2021. Global oil demand should return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of next year, if not sooner, Schlumberger CEO Olivier Le Peuch told analysts on Friday.

Halliburton reports pickup in oilfield services demand overseas

“I expect international activity growth to accelerate, and the early positive momentum in North America gives me confidence in the activity cadence for the rest of the year,” CEO Jeff Miller said in a statement. “I am optimistic about how this transition year is shaping up.”

U.S. oilfield service companies added 23,000 jobs in March

The monthly Oilfield Services and Equipment Employment Report, compiled and published by the Energy Workforce & Technology Council, estimates a peak of 102,000 pandemic-related job losses. Since then, the industry has gained back more than 23,000 jobs.

U.S. operators working down DUC backlog

Craig Fleming, World Oil

Despite a modest reduction in the DUC inventory, there are still 7,086 wells waiting on completion. With the industry in disarray, it has become increasingly likely that many of these horizontal boreholes may never be completed.

NexTier successfully field tests NOV electric frac system

The field test, completed on behalf of a major operator, was comprised of more than 300 operating hours with an average of more than 18 pumping hours per day, including the completion of 172 stimulation stages at rates up to 22 barrels per minute.