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Closing the loop on water treatment

Dr. Clay Maugans, Select Energy Services

There are numerous approaches to treating and recycling water in the oil field, with no single approach always being the right answer.

Water management

Mark Patton, Hydrozonix

May you live in interesting times

What's new in production

Don Francis, Contributing Editor

Hits and misses

Norway oil lobby hikes spending forecasts, sees 16% jump in 2019

Norway’s oil lobby raised its forecast for investments in the country’s petroleum industry as cost cuts during a three-year downturn made projects more profitable and able to withstand even the recent slump in crude prices.

Halliburton President and CEO Jeff Miller appointed as chairman of the board

Halliburton Company has announced its board of directors has appointed Jeff Miller, the company’s president and CEO, as chairman of the board, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Packers Plus has launched complete suite of high-efficiency frac plugs

The latest innovation from Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. is providing operators with higher efficiency plug-and-perf systems worldwide.

EnerMech has been acquired by The Carlyle Group, announces new leadership

EnerMech has confirmed the conclusion of its sale to The Carlyle Group and announced the formation of the group’s board of directors.

Western Gas selects McDermott and BHGE as development partner for Equus Gas Project in Australia

McDermott International, Inc. has announced they, with Baker Hughes, a GE company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Western Gas Corporation Pty Ltd to be the exclusive development partners for the Equus Gas Project in Western Australia. The companies were also awarded a contract to support the planning phases of the project.

Coretrax secures investment to fast-track international growth

Coretrax, the independent wellbore clean-up and abandonment specialist, has received a substantial investment from private equity firm Buckthorn Partners to accelerate its ambitious international growth plans.

Decom North Sea secures Decommissioning Challenge Fund grant award

Decom North Sea, the membership organization for the oil and gas late life and decommissioning sector, has successfully secured a Decommissioning Challenge Fund (DCF) grant award from The Scottish Government.

Permian producers become "victims of their own success"

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Despite a few recent snags, Permian basin production should continue its upward trend through 2019.

HydraWell has executed Aker BP's Valhall field plugging program expeditiously

Through utilization of the PWC (Perforate, Wash & Cement) plug and abandonment method (P&A) on the Valhall field, HydraWell has contributed towards Aker BP executing its plugging program significantly quicker than planned.

Well-Centric has acquired Simmons Edeco Europe

Well-Centric, a FrontRow Energy Technology Group company, has announced the acquisition of Simmons Edeco Europe from its Canadian owner.

DynaEnergetics expands manufacturing facility in central Texas

DynaEnergetics has opened new manufacturing facilities in Blum, Texas. The facility expands the production capacity of the company’s DynaStage well perforating system.

Opinion: Oil field steel import quotas are the wrong solution

Negotiators with the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) may be preparing to recommend import quotas on the specialized steel that comes from Mexico and Canada.

Petrofac collaborates with supply chain to deliver significant savings on Tullow scope

When Petrofac was appointed as well operator and main contractor for the latest phase of the Thames decommissioning project, the pressure was on to relive the success it delivered in 2016 for Tullow Oil.

TransGlobe Energy announces test results for Egyptian discovery well

TransGlobe Energy released test results for the South Ghazalat 6X oil discovery well in the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Packers Plus creates the Toe-XT Hydraulic Sleeve, replacing two tools

The latest innovation from Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. brings simplicity and reliability to operators for stimulating the first stage of oil and gas wells.

Water management

Mark Patton, Hydrozonix

“Whiskey is for drinking, and water is for fighting”

Can “too close” be ill-advised in fracture spacing?

Lyle Lehman, Frac Diagnostics

Emblematic of the high-voltage development of unconventional resource plays is the growing attraction of beefed-up completions with high-proppant loadings and shorter distances between induced fractures.