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Understanding collapse resistance of casing strings with different cementing configurations

Raffaello Zambetti, Simone Malesani, Paolo Novelli, Tenaris; Luca Paolo Bianchini, Fabio Parrozza, Valentina Gibilterra, Loredana Orlando, Ivan Codognotto, Eni

The limited knowledge of impact of salt-induced loads on structural integrity often leads to overly conservative well design. To gain insight into these phenomena, engineers conducted a series of full-scale tests to fully understand collapse resistance.

PESA president rebuts Biden’s energy stance

While it’s true the energy ecosystem is in transition, former Vice President Biden is incorrect that it means replacing one form of energy with another or phasing out oil and gas.

Despite a challenging environment, the OFS sector has a major role in energy’s future

World Oil talks with PESA President Leslie Beyer about the key issues facing the sector in 2020 and beyond.

Offline cementing drives savings and efficiencies

Brandon Dodge, Weir Oil & Gas

A new solution offers tool-free, 8-min. setup and reduces NPT in multi-well pad operations, thereby yielding more drilling time and lowering costs.

NTS Group acquires Amega West Services

NTS Group has acquired Amega West Services, a market leader in the manufacture, repair and rental of legacy and specialized drilling equipment used in offshore and land-based oil & gas extraction applications, from Carpenter Technology Corporation.

Hunting introduces perforating gun orientation tool

The HSI’s three-axis accelerometer indicates the relative bearing and inclination of the downhole tool string during oriented perforating applications, confirming direction to avoid severing casing strings or cables behind casing.

Hung up on installation issues?

Jay Geist, Packers Plus Energy Services

Continuous innovation in liner hanger development assists operators in overcoming liner installation and hanger integrity challenges.

NOV delivers record-breaking coiled tubing string

NOV recently delivered the world’s longest and heaviest coiled tubing work string, which comprised 7.57 miles of continuously milled carbon steel tubing.

Hunting introduces PowerSet Solo power charges

The new PowerSet Solo power charges, with a built-in initiation device, are the only power charges on the market that operate without an igniter. This provides additional operational savings and efficiency.

New Mexico shale drillers brace for impact of a possible Joe Biden victory

The Permian in New Mexico, unlike in Texas, lies largely on federal land. And Biden, the Democratic candidate for president, has promised to ban new fracing on federal land on “day one” if elected.

Static gel strength testing of cement slurries in today’s world

Rob MacLeod, Jeff Moon, AMETEK Chandler Engineering

Gel Strength Development is critical in the evaluation of completion cement slurry design. This article explores the evolution of both the Mechanical and Acoustic laboratory test methods for gel strength testing.

Hunting adds recomplete charges to Energetics product line

Recomplete charges are designed to produce perforations during well recompletion activities. Utilizing Hunting’s EQUAfrac shaped charge technology, they deliver an optimized entry hole size and minimum variation through both liner and casing.

Redefining intelligent completions

Paul Day, Weatherford

The future lies in integrating the drilling, completion and production phases. This life-of-well approach will deliver the next-generation well intelligence needed to reduce the cost of asset ownership, while maximizing profitability.

PESA says oilfield job losses exceed 100,000, but layoff rates are slowing

The monthly Oilfield Services and Equipment Employment Report, compiled and published by the Petroleum Equipment & Services Association, shows total job losses due to pandemic-related demand destruction reached 103,420 in August. OFS employment is down more than 121,000 jobs since August 2019 and is at its lowest point since March 2017.

Liberty Oilfield Services puts Schlumberger tech in its yards, Halliburton in its crosshairs

“Customer demand has told us to grow at this pace, and then deals like this come to us,” Liberty CEO Chris Wright said in an interview after the deal was announced on Tuesday. “Our goal with this acquisition is to keep getting better, but to the extent we succeed at that, it probably leads to us being the leader sometime down the road.”

Schlumberger sells its frac operations to Liberty Oilfield Services for 37% equity stake

Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. and Schlumberger announced an agreement for the contribution of Schlumberger’s onshore hydraulic fracturing business in the United States and Canada, including its pressure pumping, pumpdown perforating, and Permian frac sand businesses to Liberty, in exchange for a 37% equity interest in the combined company.

Abu Dhabi merges oilfield services companies into single unit

Abu Dhabi has been merging some companies as it looks to bolster the economy and diversify from hydrocarbon production. Earlier this year, it decided to combine utilities Taqa and ADPower.

Halliburton looks beyond U.S. shale, charting a “fundamentally different course”

“As oil demand recovers, I expect the international business will continue to be a more meaningful contributor to our revenue going forward,” Chief Executive Officer Jeff Miller told analysts and investors during a conference call. “North America production is likely to remain structurally lower in the foreseeable future and has slower growth going forward.”

Aker Solutions, Kvaerner transform to seize renewable-energy opportunities

“At a time when renewables have developed from niche technologies to global industries, Aker’s ambitions exceed the announced spin-offs in Aker Solutions,” Aker Chief Executive Officer Oyvind Eriksen said in a statement. “We take an active role to position ourselves in a broader and rapidly growing renewable energy industry.”

Biden says fracing “not on the chopping block” in his $2 trillion climate plan

Joe Biden’s climate-change plan unveiled Tuesday includes $2 trillion in spending over four years with a goal of a 100% clean-energy standard by 2035. That’s more spending over a shorter period than the $1.7 trillion, 10-year plan that Biden had offered during the Democratic primary.