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Two Unexpected Ways Poor Cementing Limits Your Production

When your unconventional well doesn’t deliver the production you expect, you might suspect the problem is fracturing fluid selection, sand volume, pumping rates, or reservoir quality—but the real issue may lurk behind the casing. Cement bond logs can help you determine whether poor cementing and channeling are problems in your well and guide you to a better cement-to-frac solution.

Dow Microbial Control introduces new winterized water treatment microbiocides

Providing the market with a cold-weather solution, Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products, has launched two new products within its AQUCAR Water Treatment Microbiocides portfolio.

Next UK fracer shrugs off shutdown risk seeing need for gas

The head of the company set to drill Britain’s first fracing well in a decade shrugs off the risk that protesters and government’s main opposition will shut down his project before it can start.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Norway’s largest and longest pipeline, laid by the vessel Saipem Castorone, has reached Johan Sverdrup field.

Executive viewpoint

Rob Hull, Halliburton

21st century commercialization: Where are we now?

Energy issues

William J. Pike, World Oil

There is sand, and then there is sand

Tendeka unveils new suite of applications to reduce use of water, pumping time

Independent global completions service company Tendeka, has launched the MajiFrac Solution, a new portfolio of applications which aims to reduce water use and pumping time during completion operations in unconventional shale plays in the U.S.

A low-density proppant solution for slickwater systems

Lee Reynaud, CARBO

Slickwater systems tend to have low viscosity, which can attribute to difficulty with effectively suspending and transporting proppant in a fracture. Accordingly, a new, low-density proppant has been developed to enhance the transport capability in slickwater fluids and provide increased fracture conductivity.

Trelleborg launches a custom-engineered elastomer-to-metal wellhead sealing solution

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has announced the launch of a new metal end cap seal specifically engineered for HTHP wellhead tubing and casing hanger sealing environments, which combines the pressure and extrusion resistance of a metal-to-metal bonded component with the flexibility of an elastomer.

People in the industry

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has named Mitch Ingram, formerly executive V.P., international and deepwater operations and project management, to the post of executive V.P., international, deepwater and exploration.

Executive viewpoint

Barry Zhang, Quantico

Executive viewpoint

First oil

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

Consent given to fracing first onshore, horizontal well in the UK

Permian basin leads the pack

Travis Harris, Packers Plus Energy Services

Innovative completion technology helps reduce break-even prices to keep operators afloat in the Permian basin

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore UK

Subsea 7 announced the award of a contract by Nexen as part of the Buzzard Phase 2 Project, located approximately 55 km off the northeast coast of Scotland.

URTeC 2018: Veteran expert says PRMS may be better reserves reporting method than SEC

After modernization of the SEC’s reserves reporting requirements in late 2008, many folks in the U.S. oil and gas industry would have expected that the SEC and PRMS (Petroleum Reserves Management System) systems would classify, characterize and estimate reserves in a broadly consistent way, save for some obvious differences, such as prices and costs used in evaluations and some potential interpretation issues. However, this has not necessarily been the case.

Halliburton acquires Athlon Solutions Chemicals

Halliburton acquired Athlon Solutions, a provider of specialty water and process treatment chemicals and customized engineering solutions. Athlon will become part of the Halliburton Multi-Chem business line.

Industry leaders voice thoughts on unconventional technology trends to full house at URTeC

It didn’t take long on Monday for officials at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in Houston to realize that attendance at the event will far exceed their expectations, with some technical session rooms swamped beyond capacity.

Unconventional resource teams are “all hands on deck” at URTeC 2018

The adoption of new technologies for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), and its impact on America’s growing shale sector, was a primary topic of discussion during Monday’s plenary session at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in Houston, Texas.

Analyst tells URTeC breakfast gathering to expect big U.S. production gains

Walking into one of three URTeC topical breakfast rooms on Tuesday morning, attendees had a fairly good sense of what the speaker was going to say, given that the topic was “Industry Poised for Growth or Prudence?”

Industry leaders voice thoughts on unconventional technology trends to full house at URTeC

It didn’t take long on Monday for officials at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in Houston to realize that attendance at the event will far exceed their expectations, with some technical session rooms swamped beyond capacity.