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Greater transparency would benefit users of type curves in unconventional formations

Steve Hendrickson, Ralph E. Davis Associates, an Opportune LLP company

Improved disclosure of how type curves are created in shale basins will increase user understanding of the quality and reliability of these estimates, to make better-informed decisions.

Automation results in significant completion efficiency gains in Delaware

Austin Johnson, Kim McKimmey, Downing

A plug-and-perf completion system increases stages per day to cut time on location and lower well costs.

Full steam ahead for new OCD usage in SAGD

Patrick Webb, Joshua Gauthier, Canadian National Resources Limited; Craig Skeates, Packers Plus Energy Services

A newly developed outflow control device for steam injection was introduced successfully during a field trial for heavy oil production in Alberta, Canada.

Halliburton introduces 15kpsi multizone completion system for ultra-deepwater operations

The increased capability of the XSTMZ system helps increase production and total recovery by driving down abandonment pressure and can save rig time by isolating and treating several intervals with a single trip.

Tenaris taps Sandvik to deliver CRA OCTG in ADNOC supply agreement

The award includes a relevant portion of corrosion resistant alloy materials, which will be supplied by Sandvik as part of the Sandvik-Tenaris Alliance Agreement.

Sparrows doubles UAE operations after securing £55m in contracts

Sparrows Group has doubled the size of its operations in the UAE after securing contracts worth in excess of £55 million in the past three months. The awards have resulted in more than 150 new positions being created in the region.

C&J Energy Services and Keane shareholders approve merger, announce new company name

C&J Energy Services and Keane Group announced that the shareholders of both companies approved all of the proposals necessary for the closing of the previously announced all-stock merger of equals between Keane and C&J.

Weatherford installs 113 consecutive whipstocks with 100% single-trip execution

Weatherford announced a milestone of 113 consecutive cased hole whipstock jobs completed in a single trip in California. The installation success began with the first run in February 2018 and reached number 113 in October 2019.

Halliburton cuts 650 jobs in the Rockies on shale drilling slump

Halliburton is reducing its workforce in the Rockies as the biggest oilfield service contractor to announce job cuts grapples with a protracted spending slump in the shale patch.

Weatherford wins multiyear contracts in Iraq

Weatherford International has been awarded two fully integrated rig contracts and one well services (through-tubing intervention) contract with a multinational operator in one of the world's largest proven oil fields located in Iraq.

Halliburton wins license to run ExxonMobil’s open hole completion technique

Halliburton has been awarded an international license for ExxonMobil’s patented Non-Aqueous Fluid Gravel Packing (NAFPac) technique for gravel pack completions.

GEODynamics introduces Vapr portless perforating system

Vapr’s open architecture design allows engineering teams to plan and complete multi-stage plug and perf operations more safely, precisely, and cost-effectively.

Weatherford strikes four-year safety valve deal with Petrobras

The Optimax deep-set safety valve protects against catastrophic loss of well control by providing fail-safe closures at pressure up to 10,000 psi and are rated for setting depths as deep as 12,000 ft.

Roan Resources enters $1 billion merger agreement with Citizen Energy, suspends completion activities

Roan Resources agreed to be acquired by CItizen Energy for $1.0 billion in cash, including funded net debt of $780 million. Following a management change, Roan will reduce drilling and development activity, and suspend all well completion activities.

Probe introduces XY caliper for geothermal well operations

Developed to operate in hostile environments up to 325°C (617°F), the UHT Dimension tool provides two continuous independent perpendicular measurements (X and Y) of the internal diameter of the casing.

Weatherford, Saudi Aramco sign five-year procurement deal

Weatherford has announced the signing of a five-year corporate procurement agreement with Saudi Aramco to deliver cementation, completions, liners, solid expandables and casing exit technologies

Water management

Mark Patton, Hydrozonix

The power of water

Weatherford signs $87 million fishing, intervention contract with Petrobras

Weatherford announced the signing of an $87 million contract for fishing and intervention services with Petrobras. The four-year agreement represents the largest fishing contract ever signed by Weatherford. It also constitutes the largest single global award for this scope in the recent past.

Fishbones completes two reservoir stimulation projects for Aker BP

Fishbones has completed two reservoir stimulation jobs for Aker BP in the North Sea, increasing accessible reserves on Ivar Aasen, while matching the productivity of proppant fractured wells on Valhall.

Breakthrough: Leading-edge cement performs strong in the field

BJ Services’ IntegraGuard™ Star spacer systems have a long history of successfully reducing lost circulation. In laboratory experiments, the system can completely block fluid flow through high-permeability media, impressively stopping fluid losses into pea-size gravel.