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Packers Plus advances high frac intensity capabilities with 50-stage wells in the Williston basin

Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. has announced the successful completions of multiple wells in North Dakota’s Bakken formation, using advanced high frac intensity systems, specifically designed for extended reach wells.

Energy Fishing & Rental Services announces U.S. distribution agreement with Lee Energy Systems

Energy Fishing & Rental Services (EFRS) announced it has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor of Lee Energy Systems’ Gator Perforator and Speed Squeeze oilfield products.

GEODynamics releases QuickStart Inject and Frac Valve

GEODynamics, Inc.’s Engineered Completion Solutions Division has completed extensive field testing of the QuickStart Inject and Frac Valve product line and is broadly releasing it to the global horizontal completion market immediately.

FracFocus celebrates fifth anniversary

Five years ago, the Ground Water Protection Council and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission partnered with a vision to provide the public a one-stop site to access information on chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations by location.

Veolia awarded contract by Dolphin Energy for gas facilities in Qatar

Veolia, through its subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies, has been awarded a contract by Qatar Engineering & Construction Company to engineer, procure and deliver a wastewater treatment plant for Dolphin Energy's natural gas production and processing facilities in Ras Laffan, Qatar.

API: Oil and natural gas exploratory drilling down in first quarter

Estimated natural gas well completions decreased 70% in the first quarter of 2016 compared to year-ago levels, according to API's 2016 Quarterly Well Completion Report, First Quarter.

Sanjel sells pressure pumping assets to Liberty, STEP

Sanjel Corporation is selling two separate North American pressure pumping providers, the company said Monday.

DNV GL wins Johan Sverdrup verification contract

Statoil has awarded contracts to DNV GL for verification of all four topsides, the three bridges, three of four jackets, topside installation by use of the Allseas single-lift vessel ‘Pioneering Spirit' and extended site assessment for the jackup.

Vallourec, ADNOC sign major OCTG supply contract

Vallourec has signed a contract with ADNOC to supply OCTG during the 2016-2018 period to its three operating companies (ADMA-OPCO, ADCO, ZADCO).

Schlumberger acquires UK-based Meta Downhole Limited

Schlumberger today announced the acquisition of Meta Downhole Limited, a UK-based engineering and service company that offers technology and expertise to provide downhole, metal-to-metal isolation solutions in well integrity applications.

Schlumberger introduces real-time downhole flow measurement service

Schlumberger has introduced the ACTive Q CT real-time downhole flow measurement service, which delivers real-time injection diagnostics and treatment evaluation in just one run in a well.

READ launches new logging technology

Investors of Aberdeen-based well intervention specialist READ Cased Hole welcome continued growth of their portfolio company as it takes its latest logging technology, ZeroTime to launch at the SPE ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference & Exhibition in Houston.

Halliburton introduces Spectrum Real-Time Coiled Tubing Services

Halliburton’s Production Solutions business line has introduced Spectrum Real-Time Coiled Tubing Services. This suite of services is designed to deliver more accurate, more complete downhole measurements and exceptional reliability.

XACT Gulf of Mexico project delivers industry first

XACT Downhole Telemetry Inc., with offices in Houston and Calgary, ended a landmark year that included six deepwater Gulf of Mexico deployments, delivering an industry first, by providing real-time downhole data during a deepwater completion installation with BP.

Assimilation of drilling data produces reliable, cost-effective, engineered completions

Dale Logan, C&J Energy Services

Process improves reservoir recovery without the expense of running open-hole logs.

Texas drilling permits and completions statistics released

The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 573 original drilling permits in February 2016, compared to 924 in February 2015.

New tracer technology brings cost savings to unconventional well stimulation

Technology company Tracerco, part of the FTSE 100 Johnson Matthey Plc, has been helping customers to achieve savings of as much as 20% in reservoir stimulation costs through their smart tracer technology.

What's new in production

Don Francis, Contributing Editor

Forget refracs

Seatronics, RTS achieve 100 successful installations with SDM

Seatronics, an Acteon company, and Norwegian associates RTS, have achieved 100 successful global installations with the Subsea Deflection Monitoring system (SDM).

Proppant market exceeded 100 billion pounds in 2015, report finds

PropTester, Inc. and KELRIK LLC have announced the release of the 2015 Proppant Market Report. The report provides a detailed overview of the global proppant market in relation to prior years.