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New shale technology detects completion problems, parent/child well interference

Deep Imaging today announced the first and only real-time solution for tracking fluid as it’s pumped through the wellbore and out to the fracture tips during a completion job.

Reveal Energy Services improves completion performance with cloud-based evaluation engine

DSCVRi improves completion performance with region-, well-, stage-level data.

Fast and lean: How North Sea oil is learning from American shale

The U.S. oil boom changed the petroleum industry forever. Now its philosophy is being adopted by conventional producers in the North Sea.

U.S. DUC shale backlog declines, except in Permian basin

The backlog of DUCs in major U.S. shale plays fell for a fourth straight month, the longest stretch of declines since 2016.

Total E&P Congo successfully deploys world’s first cementless completion

Welltec has announced the first deployment of a truly cementless completion in the Republic of Congo during the second quarter of 2019.

Colorado and New Mexico officials rescind the welcome mat for oil and gas

David Blackmon, Contributing Editor

Elected officials are doing their best to kill off the golden goose in two states that have benefitted mightily from the shale revolution.

What’s going on down there?

Oscar Vasquez, Sam Young, Deep Imaging

Use of electromagnetic monitoring to image unconventional wells in shales can identify problems with well isolation and frac design.

Expro enters multi-billion-dollar market with technology acquisition

International oilfield services company Expro has acquired 100% of the equity of technology company Quality Intervention AS (QI).

Oilfield service industry fighting for life in a world of cheap oil

For the oilfield services industry, it’s no longer about merely navigating a downturn. It’s now about survival.

SM Energy raises production guidance, provides new well results

SM Energy Company has announced that second-quarter 2019 production is exceeding expectations and the Company is raising guidance for second quarter and full year production volumes by 0.4 MMboe, at the mid-point, due to better than expected well performance and completion timing.

SPE Offshore Europe 2019: Breakthrough to Excellence – Our license to operate

Recognized by professionals in the upstream industry’s offshore sector as Europe’s leading E&P event, the SPE Offshore Europe (OE) Conference & Exhibition is gearing up for another year in Aberdeen, Scotland.

SPE Offshore Europe 2019 awaits you!

The SPE Offshore Europe 2019 conference and exhibition is fast approaching.

Companies in the news

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Sparrows Group has won contract renewals worth an estimated £30 million on the UKCS.

Regional report: Russia

Mike Slaton, Contributing Editor

Between rocks and hard places

Balancing waste management and solids control performance as part of total fluids cost

Ronald E. Morrison, Charles P. Stocker, Matthew R. Wiggins, Samuel K. Strickland, Derrick Equipment Company

Several variables should be considered before selecting solids control equipment and waste management techniques for achieving the lowest total cost.

Texas drilling permits and completions statistics for April 2019

The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 909 original drilling permits in April 2019 compared 1,221 in April 2018.

OTC: Global perspective and technological innovation define 2019 event

Offshore energy professionals from around the world attended OTC at NRG Park to gain insights from global experts and colleagues.

Adoption of wireless intelligent completions advances

Annabel Green, Paul Lynch, Tendeka

Wireless intelligent completion technology has the potential to change the way that reservoirs are managed, linking highly segmented and complex wellbore systems to the digital oil field.

Going with the flow

Travis Harris, Packers Plus Energy Services

Numerous completion technology advances have emerged to improve stimulation efficiency and lower break-even costs, but the optimal solution depends on the development.

Halliburton introduces Elect frac sleeve, improving reservoir access

Halliburton Company has introduced the Elect frac sleeve, a monobore sleeve solution that enables unlimited stage count in multistage fracturing operations.