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Halliburton automates hydraulic fracturing with first-of-its-kind service

Halliburton Company today unveiled Prodigi AB Service, a first-of-its-kind offering that introduces automation to hydraulic fracturing. By automating the breakdown process of a fracturing treatment, Prodigi AB Service helps deliver better well performance.

Sound Energy reports new Palaeozoic structure in Eastern Morocco

Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, has announced completion of the entire 2,850-line km 2D seismic acquisition program in Eastern Morocco. This program adhered to 'best in class' international safety standards throughout and has been completed on budget and with zero lost time incidents.

Dorado one of the largest oil resources ever found on the NW Shelf, Carnarvon Petroleum says

Carnarvon Petroleum Limited has completed its assessment of the hydrocarbon volumes within the Dorado structure in WA-437-P, providing the following information.

Frontera Energy Corp. announces positive drilling results in Colombia

Frontera Energy Corporation has announced positive drilling results from the Acorazado-1 well located on the 100% owned and operated Llanos 25 block onshore Colombia. As a result, the well is being cased in preparation for testing.

Bowleven provides operational update on Cameroon's Etinde Block

Bowleven, the Africa focused oil and gas company traded on AIM, has announced the completion of drilling of the IM-6 appraisal well at the Etinde Block, Cameroon, to a TD of 3,550 m by the block's operator, New Age Cameroon Offshore Petroleum SA.

Savannah Petroleum reports its fourth oil discovery in southeastern Niger

Savannah Petroleum PLC, the British independent oil and gas company focused around oil and gas activities in Niger and Nigeria, has announced that the Eridal-1 exploration well is an oil discovery.

United Oil & Gas delivers 3D seismic data on Tullow-operated license, offshore Jamaica

United Oil & Gas Plc has announced that the fast-track version of the recently acquired 3D seismic dataset over the Walton-Morant license, offshore Jamaica, has been delivered by the operator, Tullow Jamaica Ltd.

Fugro resumes acquisition of data for Norway's Mareano seabed mapping program

Fugro has been awarded a hydrographic survey contract, valued at NOK 44.7 million (approximately €4.7 million), by the Norwegian Hydrographic Service. The survey is part of the Mareano seabed mapping program, which is financed by Norway’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, and the Ministry of Climate and Environment.

TGS announces updates to Australian data library

TGS has announced that the purchase of the Capreolus 3D seismic survey from Polarcus has been completed.

New products and services

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Plenty-brand screw and vane pumps from SPX Flow are engineered to pump heavy viscous fluids, and are ideal for forced lubrication of rotating machinery and fuel transfer processes.

Fugro's new bathymetric lidar system improves nearshore, coastal mapping capabilities

Fugro is introducing a new bathymetric lidar system that delivers industry-leading depth penetration and point densities for nearshore and coastal mapping.

Fourth-generation drill pipe connection enhances land drilling, reduces pipe maintenance

Guillaume Plessis, Andrei Muradov, Dan Morgan, Stephen Forrester, National Oilwell Varco; Jeremy Dugas, Brennan White, Quail Tools

A two-year R&D drilling program addresses a new onshore paradigm, enhances performance and improves economics.

Santos reports significant natural gas resource at Barikewa-3, onshore PNG

Santos today announced the Barikewa-3 well, located in Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) onshore Forelands region, intersected 25 m of net gas pay within the Toro and Hedinia reservoir objectives.

Downhole tools and technologies driving performance improvements in the Permian

The Permian Basin continues to be a hotbed of drilling activity, bolstering North American output to record levels.

Savannah Petroleum spuds Eridal-1 well, in Niger's Agadem basin

Savannah Petroleum PLC, the West African focused British independent oil and gas company, this morning announces that the fourth well in its current Niger drilling campaign, Eridal-1, was spudded on July 27, 2018. Eridal-1 is located on the R3 portion of the R3/R4 PSC Area in the Agadem basin, south east Niger.

URTeC 2018: Veteran expert says PRMS may be better reserves reporting method than SEC

After modernization of the SEC’s reserves reporting requirements in late 2008, many folks in the U.S. oil and gas industry would have expected that the SEC and PRMS (Petroleum Reserves Management System) systems would classify, characterize and estimate reserves in a broadly consistent way, save for some obvious differences, such as prices and costs used in evaluations and some potential interpretation issues. However, this has not necessarily been the case.

TGS, PGS announce Lewis Hills 3D multi-client project offshore East Canada

TGS and PGS announce the commencement of a new 3D multi-client project in East Canada. The Lewis Hills 3D Geostreamer survey will cover approximately 3,400 km² in an active Newfoundland area of the Flemish Pass basin.

President Energy provides update on Puesto Flores/Estancia Vieja Concession in Argentina

President Energy, the upstream oil and gas company with a diverse portfolio of production and exploration assets focused primarily in Argentina, provides an update in relation to its workover programme at the Puesto Flores/Estancia Vieja Concession (the Concession) in Rio Negro Province, Argentina.

Industry leaders voice thoughts on unconventional technology trends to full house at URTeC

It didn’t take long on Monday for officials at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in Houston to realize that attendance at the event will far exceed their expectations, with some technical session rooms swamped beyond capacity.

Unconventional resource teams are “all hands on deck” at URTeC 2018

The adoption of new technologies for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), and its impact on America’s growing shale sector, was a primary topic of discussion during Monday’s plenary session at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in Houston, Texas.