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Weatherford automated connection integrity system reaches deployment milestone

Weatherford’s Vero automated connection integrity system, which applies artificial intelligence to validate well integrity and minimize safety risks, has completed 15,000 tubular connections in 50 operations worldwide since its market debut.

Halliburton wins Senegal deepwater drilling, completion and testing services contracts

Woodside Energy Senegal awarded Halliburton nine conditional contracts for drilling and completion services for SNE Field Development Phase 1 offshore Senegal.

Eagle Ford/Austin Chalk Shales: High returns fail to stave off summer retreat

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

The caliche roads cutting through the blackbrush and mesquite of the South Texas brush country are a bit less congested of late, as Eagle Ford drilling and completion activity dips in what is ranked among the most profitable of the unconventional plays.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Permian water company Solaris says it's closing in on new deal

Solaris is closing in on water deals with other companies as explorers increasingly outsource one of the key components of fracing.

Centurion Group acquires Tango Delta, expands breadth of services

Centurion Group, supply of critical rental, infrastructure and support services company, is pleased to announce that it has expanded its drilling, completions and production (DCP) segment with the acquisition of Tango Delta Rentals, Canadian communications and specialty equipment rentals business.

Brazil to pay Petrobras $9 billion in oil contract settlement

Petrobras will get $9.06 billion to settle a deepwater contract dispute with the government, ending years of negotiations and paving the way for the majors to access crude deposits in the area.

Excess supply forces U.S. frac-sand miners to pursue other markets

For the last six years, Kevin Bowen has made a good living selling sand to operators and OFS providers who use it to complete horizontal wells. It was a lucrative market tied to the drilling boom in West Texas.

Petrofac awarded latest phase of Tullow Oil's decommissioning program

Petrofac has been appointed well operator by Tullow Oil for the next phase of its Thames Decommissioning Project, following the award of a contract worth around $16 million.