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Cenovus signs oil-by-rail deals amid Canada pipeline pinch

Cenovus Energy Inc. signed deals to transport about 100,000 bpd of heavy crude by rail to the U.S. Gulf Coast from Alberta as a pipeline bottleneck depresses Canadian oil prices.

Oil rises as U.S. says no plan to tap emergency stockpiles

Oil rose a day after the U.S. Energy Secretary ruled out tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, compounding concerns that sanctions on Iran that will tighten markets.

Data analytics in oil and gas took center stage at ATCE 2018

Big data transformation, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and other digital technologies were the key topics at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE), which took place Sept. 24-26, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

Oil falls amid first signs of expanding U.S. crude stockpiles

Oil dropped as U.S. crude inventories rose for the first time in more than a month.

Halliburton releases intelligent rotary steerable system

Halliburton Company has released the iCruise Intelligent Rotary Steerable System (RSS), a breakthrough technology that delivers faster drilling, accurate steering and longer laterals.

Wild Well announces new onsite rig crew training service

Wild Well Control, Inc., a Superior Energy Services company and a global leader in well control and engineering services, has announced that it will offer well control training to drilling rig crews onsite with its rigsite well control Crew Training Unit.

Schlumberger launches new zonal isolation technology

Schlumberger has launched the CemFIT Shield mud-sealing cement system at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SPE ATCE).

Major Gulf of Mexico producer weighs 2019 IPO

Fieldwood Energy, an offshore oil and gas explorer that emerged from bankruptcy in April, is weighing an initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter.

New products and services

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Weatherford International introduced its Rotaflex long-stroke pumping unit that improves artificial lift efficiency in deep, high-volume and high gas-to-liquids wells.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

LLOG Exploration delivered first production from its Crown and Anchor fields in the Gulf of Mexico, during second-quarter 2018.

First oil

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

Moderate, stable growth is in the offing

Shell in talks to sell $1.3 billion in Gulf Coast assets

Royal Dutch Shell Plc, shedding assets to pay for its takeover of BG Group Plc, is in talks to sell its interest in a Gulf of Mexico oilfield to Focus Oil, according to people familiar with the matter.

RRC names assistant executive director, O&G division director

The Railroad Commission (RRC) of Texas announced Danny Sorrells will serve as assistant executive director and oil & gas division director. Since Aug. 1, Sorrells has served as acting oil and gas division director.

Highlands Natural Resources provides operations update on East Denver Project

Highlands, the London-listed natural resources company, provides the following update about the six new wells being funded entirely by Highlands' partners at its East Denver Project.

Texas Alliance announces full endorsement for RRC chairman

The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers Executive Committee has announced their full endorsement of Christi Craddick for re-election at the Railroad Commission of Texas.

Cubility announces its largest product deployment to the North American market

Cubility AS, a provider of solids control solutions that improve efficiencies, solids control and HSE around drilling operations, has announced that it has sold a substantial number of MudCube systems to its exclusive distribution partner Stage 3 Separation for immediate deployment to Stage 3 Separation customers in the land drilling market.

Interior Department revises "burdensome" Venting and Flaring Rule

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced a final rule that revises the 2016 Waste Prevention Rule (also known as the Venting and Flaring Rule).

Gastech 2018: Gas to rise by over 50%, U.S. to become world’s largest LNG exporter

Gastech 2018, the global exhibition and conference at the forefront of the international gas, LNG and energy industries, today heard forecasts that the U.S. will become the world’s leading LNG supplier by 2028 and still be the largest natural gas producer by 2040.

Gardner Denver releases newest pressure pumping fluid end technology

Gardner Denver Petroleum & Industrial Pumps, the only total solutions provider to the drilling, well servicing and frac pumps market, announced the launch of GDNX, the next generation of fluid end technology.

Cheniere, Vitol sign 15-year LNG sale and purchase agreement

Cheniere Energy, Inc., has announced that its subsidiary Cheniere Marketing, LLC, has entered into a liquefied natural gas (LNG) sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Vitol Inc.