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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.

Xodus study reveals potential $77.5-million savings in North Sea decommissioning

A concept study and Front End Engineering Design (FEED) project carried out by Xodus Group has determined that a North Sea operator will save up to $77.5 million (£59 million) by adopting a Not Normally Attended (NNA) status ahead of decommissioning the field.

SPE/ICoTA ’19: Industry showcases digitization and enhanced interpretation models

On the opening day of the joint SPE/ICoTA Well Intervention Conference, operators discussed innovations, new solutions, and case histories in four technical sessions at the meeting held in The Woodlands, Texas.

Weatherford launches remote-activated, single-trip deepwater completion system

Weatherford International plc has brought to market the world's first remote-activated, single-trip deepwater completion system.

Jumbo wins offshore subsea decommissioning project in the North Sea

Jumbo has been awarded an offshore decommissioning project in the North Sea by TAQA Energy BV, involving the removal, transportation and disposal of three subsea protection domes and piles.

Coretrax Enviroplug plunges the cost of environmental barrier for P&A

At a fraction of the cost of conventional tools, Coretrax, the wellbore clean-up and abandonment specialist, is increasing its stock of CX-Enviroplugs to meet demand for a safe, simple and significantly cost-effective solution for big bore cement plug placement.

Vallourec launches new online sales platform for the oil and gas market

Vallourec is now offering online sales of tubular solutions with its new e-commerce platform: Smartengo.

Fluor awarded Halliburton chemicals project in Saudi Arabia

Fluor Corporation has announced that it was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction of the Halliburton Specialty Chemicals Manufacturing Reaction Plant located in the PlasChem Park, Jubail, Saudi Arabia. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the fourth quarter of 2018.

USGS: Vegetation recovery on abandoned oil and gas well sites is variable

Recovery of vegetation on plugged and abandoned oil and gas well sites on the Colorado Plateau is influenced by time, moisture, nonnative plants and the type of plant community that was originally in place before well sites were constructed, according to a recently published study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Hydraulic fracturing conference hits full stride on day two

On the second day of SPE’s hydraulic fracturing conference, held on Wednesday, in the Woodlands, Texas, the technical presentations kicked into high-gear, with four major categories being explored by SME’s from operating companies, service providers and academia.

James Fisher Offshore, First Subsea technology fusion ready for lift-off

Subsea project delivery firms James Fisher Offshore (JFO) and First Subsea have joined forces to launch a cut and lift product that aims to streamline decommissioning projects worldwide, simplifying operations while reducing costs and risk.

GEODynamics offers HELLfire perforating system

GEODynamics, Inc. introduces the new patented HELLFire perforating system, a revolutionary solution that allows the oil and gas industry to more effectively complete multi-stage plug-and-perf operations.

C-Kore sensor monitor tool increases safety around well-heads

C-Kore Systems are pleased to announce a new subsea testing tool, the C-Kore Sensor Monitor.

Halliburton sees downward pressure on fracing business

Halliburton forecast a drop in fracing earnings in the first quarter as the OFS announced a cut in capital expenditure to match a more disciplined approach from customers.

Pragma's Downhole Steam Injection Valve takes next step towards North Sea reality

Aberdeen-based oil and gas production technology business, Pragma Well Technology, has been given the green light by Pharis Energy and OGTC to progress with the manufacture and prototype testing of their Downhole Steam Injection Valve (DSIV) following a successful feasibility study.

Wild Well Control has expanded its Montrose Facility, UK

Wild Well Control, a Superior Energy Services well control and engineering services company, has announced the expansion of its Montrose facility at South Ferryden, UK.

Scottish global hub aims to transform decommissioning

The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC), a global technology R&D hub, is today opened by Lord Duncan, UK Government Minister for Scotland and Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scottish Energy Minister, in Newburgh, in North-East Scotland’s Energetica Corridor.

Oil majors to increase offshore spending

After four years of cutbacks, oil companies are poised to develop new offshore fields, although the benefits won’t be spread equally across the OFS sector.

BP discovers another giant gas field in the Caspian

BP just spent $28 billion bringing a giant natural gas project in Azerbaijan online, and that may only be the start.