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Core Laboratories wins 2019 NOIA safety practice award

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) has presented the 2019 Safety-in-Seas (SIS) Safety Practice Award to Core Laboratories in recognition of its Iron CoreHand Lifting Assist System. The system allows well site crews to be entirely hands off during core tube handling operations.

Major operator recovers from stuck pipe using Churchill's HyPR HoleSaver

A major UAE operator has recovered from stuck pipe by severing its drill string in just 2.5 hr, reports Churchill Drilling Tools, a global oilfield service company specializing in drilling innovation.

Trump paves way for U.S. energy infrastructure development

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed two Executive Orders to streamline Federal processes surrounding energy infrastructure development. First, the President signed an Executive Order (EO) to address regional and local energy supply constraints, and to promote an efficient energy market.

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.

Borets installs 250th permanent motor in Permian

Engineering, manufacturing, sales and service of electric submersible pump (ESP) systems company, Borets, has successfully installed its 250th permanent magnet motor (PMM) ESP system in the U.S.

Halliburton Day declared in Houston celebrating OFS company's 100th year

Halliburton Company is pleased to announce the City of Houston declared Wednesday, April 10, 2019, as Halliburton Day in honor of the company’s 100 years of growth, innovation, and unparalleled customer service.

IPAA supports President Trump's energy infrastructure executive order

The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) welcomes President Donald Trump’s executive orders issued today supporting the development of energy infrastructure including pipelines.

Newpark to showcase stimulation, completion fluids at OTC

Newpark Fluids Systems will introduce its expanded portfolio of stimulation and completion fluids at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) (May 6-9, 2019; NRG Park, Houston, Texas).

New products and services

Michele Cowart, World Oil

CGG’s GeoSoftware, part of its Geoscience Division, has launched Jason 10.0, HampsonRussell 10.4 and PowerLog 10.0.

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.

Long game: Reliable, interventionless completions for toe stages

Travis Harris, Packers Plus Energy Services

Adjusting completion plans in extended-reach laterals can reduce risk, lower costs, and expedite bringing wells online.

Majors double down as takeaway crunch eases

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

They may have arrived late to the shale soiree, but the super-majors have shown up with overflowing wallets, lofty production targets, and they’re setting the tone for the next wave of development in the transcendent Permian basin.

Technology at OTC: Latest advances target additional efficiencies, cost-cutting

This year’s collection of new technologies and products carries on the spirit of last year’s advances, and perhaps even more aggressively, in terms of wringing out further efficiencies and cost reductions.

Well-Safe Solutions acquires semisubmersible to customize as P&A unit

Well-Safe Solutions has agreed to acquire the Ocean Guardian semisubmersible drilling unit, sparking another jobs boost for the company.

OTC Spotlight on New Technology Awards: Innovation continues as offshore recovers

As the offshore sector of the global E&P industry shows signs of finally turning the corner, the strong pace of technical innovation is continuing.

Permian Basin's future depends on the Reservoir Study Group, or "really smart guys"

Scott Hodges, a 57-year-old manager with Occidental Petroleum Corp., runs a cluster of installations at the Hobbs oil field, where dozens of wells don’t pump a single barrel of oil but instead do the opposite: push stuff -- lots of it -- into the ground.

Energean has completed extended reach well in Greece

Energean Oil and Gas plc, the oil and gas producer focused on the Mediterranean, is pleased to announce successful completion of drilling operations of the extended reach well, EA-H3.

Aquaterra awarded multi-well construction contract by Lundin Norway

Aquaterra Energy, global offshore engineering solutions company, has been awarded a contract by Lundin Norway to deliver early well construction, via its Well Start solution, on three additional wells in the Edvard Grieg field.

Shell to invest $15 billion in Nigeria's oil and gas industry

Nigeria will get a large oil and gas investment from Shell Petroleum Development Company in the amount of about $15 billion, according to the Lagos-based newspaper ThisDay, citing managing director of the unit, Nosa Okunbor.

Norway's Labor Party rises against oil exploration in Arctic's Lofoten islands

Norway's Labor Party holds steadfast against oil exploration in Arctic's Lofoten islands