Bakken Conference focuses on workforce development


One of the recurring topics during the 4th annual Bakken Conference & Expo last week in Watford City, North Dakota, was workforce development and its importance in meeting employment demands during the recent industry uptick.
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Two Texas drilling companies agree to $150 million merger deal


Two Texas drilling companies based in Houston have agreed to a $150 million merger transaction. Independence Contract Drilling and Sidewinder Drilling will combine drilling fleets to focus on the Permian Basin, Haynesville region and other areas.
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Halliburton unveils microparticle for inaccessible reservoirs


Halliburton Co. has introduced MicroScout Plus Service, an offering designed to take hydraulic fracturing, and microfracture stimulation, to the next level by reaching and effectively stimulating secondary microfractures too small for normal sand.
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ND seeks $38 million from Corps for DAPL protest costs


The state of North Dakota has filed a $38 million claim against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, seeking reimbursement for costs incurred during protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016 and 2017.
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After merger, US Well Service set for the Nasdaq


Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, and U.S. Well Services LLC, a high-quality provider of hydraulic fracturing services, have merged and will soon be publicly traded on the Nasdaq.
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Technical Toolboxes launches horizontal directional drilling tool


Technical Toolboxes, a Houston-based provider of integrated cloud-based pipeline software, has launched its new Horizontal Directional PowerTool. It enables safe, efficient pipeline drilling, reaming and installation during design and construction.
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