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Unfractured wells growing as Permian pipeline scarcity worsens

Pipeline bottlenecks in North America’s biggest oil field are so pervasive that drillers are quitting new wells at a record pace. And it’s about to get a lot worse.

BHGE’s Unify makes the case for digital technology in O&G, saying "we can do better"

“Technology is no longer the bottleneck, it’s the enabler,” said Matthias Heilmann, president and CEO of digital solutions at BHGE, at the company’s second Unify conference, held this week in Houston.

BHGE’s Unify makes the case for digital technology in O&G, saying "we can do better"

“Technology is no longer the bottleneck, it’s the enabler,” said Matthias Heilmann, president and CEO of digital solutions at BHGE, at the company’s second Unify conference, held this week in Houston.

Global Petroleum Show opens in Calgary with revamped format

The Global Petroleum Show opened with an improved lineup of features that include a business and technical conference, and a new GPS Awards Gala. GPS organizers are hoping for/expecting attendance of 50,000 for the three days ending on June 14.

Exceptional concepts go the distance

Rob Oberhofer, Rodney Schnell, Packers Plus Energy Services

Proven completion technologies combine for an effective, elegant solution.

Echo Energy completes drilling of ELA-1 exploration well in Argentina

Echo Energy plc, the Latin American focused upstream oil and gas company, announces the succesful completion of drilling of the ELA-1 exploration well at the Company's Laguna Los Capones Asset (surrounded by the Fracción C licence area), onshore Argentina.

Hurricane Energy commences well completion operations at Lancaster field

Hurricane Energy plc, the UK based oil and gas company focused on hydrocarbon resources in naturally fractured basement reservoirs, has provided an operational update in relation to the Early Production System development of Lancaster field.

Study shows use of digital twins in well construction, drilling operations

eDrilling, a leading provider of drilling and well performance solutions, has announced the results of a study researching the value of using digital twins in well construction and drilling operations.

GEODynamics introduces professional grade perforating systems

GEODynamics’ Engineered Perforating Solutions Division has introduced FracIQ PRO, a revolutionary perforating system tailored for multi-stage plug-and-perf operations.

AKOFS Offshore secures letter of intent from Equinor for light well intervention services

AKOFS Offshore, a company owned by Akastor ASA, has entered into a Letter of Intent with Equinor (formerly Statoil) for provision of year round light well intervention services (LWI) on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Drilling Advances

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

The ascension of dual-activity rig floors, which enable different operations to be conducted simultaneously in parallel, is credited with helping reduce offshore well delivery time.

Recovery improved in a brownfield heavy oil well, using inflow control technology

Ismarullizam Mohd Ismail, Tendeka

Using AICDs in heavy oil fields can reduce water cut. As a case study shows, the viscosity difference between heavy oil and water provides a favorable mobility ratio well-suited to this technology, and increased oil production.

Permian basin may have more to give

Call it Permian, version 3.0. That’s how Tim Dove, who leads Pioneer Natural Resources, refers to new well designs his company says are now pumping 35% more oil than their predecessors.

Weir introduces fleet maintenance technology to address remote location challenges

Weir introduced its second-generation RFID technology to enable frac iron fleet maintenance in the field in remote locations plagued with low internet or cellular connections.

Schlumberger quarterly profits surge on activity gains, higher oil prices

Schlumberger reported an 88% increase in quarterly profit as rising crude oil prices encouraged North American operators to ramp up drilling.

Frontera reports commercial hydrocarbon shows at Georgian well

Frontera Resources set casing based on commercial hydrocarbon shows at its Dino-2 well in the Republic of Georgia, eastern Europe.

Rystad forecasts increased U.S. fracing capabilities by end 2018

Rystad said that pumping horsepower and sand supply are both tight in certain regions of the U.S. However, pumping horsepower and sand supply will see significant additions in the second half of 2018.

OTC Spotlight on New Technology Awards: Offshore industry innovates despite muted activity

Offshore investments may still be slow to accelerate, but that hasn’t stopped companies from ramping up R&D efforts to create a safer, more efficient and more productive offshore industry.

Panoro Energy reports successful completion of first production well at Tortue

Panoro Energy has announced the successful drilling and completion of the first development well, DTM-2H, in Tortue field, within the Dussafu PSC, offshore Gabon.

Liberty Lift Solutions introduces customer portal

Liberty Lift Solutions, LLC, has introduced a new electronic portal allowing customers to track well expenditures for installation, service and inspection on their artificial lift equipment.