Products & Technology

November 14, 2017

Energy groups oppose proposed DOE grid resiliency rule

BY Patrick C. Miller Twelve energy organizations led by the Natural Gas Supply Association have submitted comments to FERC in opposition to DOE's proposed grid resiliency rule. They said the rule uses discriminatory pricing to support coal and nuclear power plants. READ MORE

November 14, 2017

Exports create bullish market for shale oil

BY Staff Are the recent upswings in U.S. crude exports the trend of the future or a momentary blip on the radar? Greg Haas, director of integrated energy for Stratas Advisors in Houston, believes global exports are a prime market for U.S. shale oil producers. READ MORE

November 06, 2017

Premier acquires assets of International Sample Library

BY Premier Oilfield Laboratories Premier Sample Library, a subsidiary of Premier Oilfield Laboratories, has acquired the assets of the International Sample Library located in Midland, Texas. The library serves as a key resource for regional, national and international geologists. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Newpark Resources buys Well Service Group for $75M

BY Newpark Resources Newpark Resources Inc. today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire substantially all of the assets, operations and employees of the Well Service Group Inc. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

To meet growing demand, C&J Energy buys shale cementing service

BY Luke GeiverThe demand for cementing services was outpacing C&J Energy Services available supply prior to its $132.5 million acquisition of O-Tex Holdings Inc. READ MORE

October 24, 2017

New energy indicator data from TX, OKC released

BY Staff The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has added a new data compilation section to its regional energy indicators report. New this month are charts showing the 3-month and 12-month change in rigs by county. READ MORE

October 23, 2017

University of North Dakota dedicates training, drilling labs

BY Patrick C. Miller Petroleum engineering students at the University of North Dakota now have access to some of the latest drilling simulation and virtual reality technology available for realistic training. Hess Corp. helped dedicate three new labs at the university. READ MORE

October 16, 2017

In Depth: Oilfield Transformation from Above

BY Patrick C. MillerSmall unmanned aircraft systems are already at work in the oil and gas industry, but major players in aviation are making plans for even more capable drones. READ MORE

October 10, 2017

Shale drilling-tech firm unites with Calgary, Houston distributor

BY Luke GeiverThe MudCube is expanding into U.S. shale markets. Cubility AS, a Norwegian-based technology developer and provider that has created a solids control solution to improve drilling efficiency, has signed with distributors in Calgary and Houston. READ MORE

October 09, 2017

Calgary artificial lift firm to expand into Bakken, Permian

BY Raise Production Inc. Raise Production Inc. has announced the expansion of its product line sales into the U.S.Raise has entered into a distribution agreement with a major USA service provider connected to the Bakken and Permian plays. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

New agreement and partnership boost Advantage Midstream

BY Advantage Midstream Advantage Midstream LLC announced an agreement with Castlelake LP to serve as its primary equity sponsor. The Dallas-based company has also formed a partnership with California technology provider Greyrock Energy Inc. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

Research reveals best well site reclamation practices

BY Staff Land reclamation at well sites on arid land in Wyoming can be challenging. A study conducted by a research team led by Jay Norton with the University of Wyoming revealed the importance of weather and soil salvaging for successful reclamation. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

Tally Energy forms to serve shale producers’ new focus

BY Luke GeiverShale oil and gas producers have shifted their focus from developing and expanding fields and acres towards executing on operational efficiency gains and production increases, according to Tally Energy. READ MORE

September 26, 2017

New tool from a super shale basin

BY Staff A lifetime of work on the Permian Basin has led to the creation of a new 3D geological model of the subsurface areas. John Roberts and other IHS Markit experts have data to show why the Permian is a super basin. READ MORE

September 25, 2017

Linde, Nissan Chemical partner on hydrocarbon recovery tech

BY Linde North America Linde and Nissan Chemical are collaborating to make a hydrocarbon recovery treatment and process that utilizes nitrogen or carbon dioxide injection easier to implement in the field. READ MORE

September 25, 2017

Microseismic firm Spectraseis to share input on proppant system

BY Luke GeiverSpectraseis, a surface-based microseismic technology and service provider, has created a new approach to help operators understand and visualize propped fracture lengths. READ MORE

September 25, 2017

BHGE partners to bring digital simulation tech to oil, gas

BY Baker Hughes, GE Company For the first time, oil and gas customers can build a digital twin of a plant, refinery or rig, that incorporates end-to-end process and operational analytics and machine learning. READ MORE

September 21, 2017

In the Permian Basin, will geology or technology prevail?

BY Staff Wood Mackenzie recently issued a report examining whether growth in the Permian Basin is sustainable. Robert Clarke, the firm's research director for Lower 48 upstream, discussed how geology and technology factor into future production. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

New Halliburton drill bit helps Williston Basin operator

BY Halliburton For an operator in the Williston Basin, GeoTech HE drill bits reliably increased drilling speed and decreased the number of days to drill a lateral by 14 percent. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

Tech developed by Dow for shale gas nominated for award

BY Luke GeiverA new technology designed by the Dow Chemical Co. specifically to utilize shale gas has been named a finalist for the annual R&D 100 awards. The awards are meant to identify and highlight the best new technology of the year. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

Is climate change making hurricanes worse?

BY Staff Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have sparked debate about the role of climate change in extreme weather events and raised questions about he use of fossil fuels. Randy Cerveny, a climatologist at Arizona State, answers questions on what science tells us. READ MORE

September 12, 2017

Permian shale customer demand drives Dragon’s San Angelo purchase

BY Luke GeiverThe demand for surface production equipment has provided an opportunity for Beaumont, Texas-based Dragon to expand its offerings to the Permian Basin. READ MORE

September 12, 2017

Greene and Brigade Energy each find ways to expand shale services

BY Luke GeiverGreene Energy Group LLC and Brigade Energy Services LLC each announced plans this week that should help the shale energy service providers expand in North Dakota, Oklahoma and Texas. READ MORE

September 11, 2017

Reusing produced water becoming more economical in the Permian

BY Patrick C. Miller A new University of Texas at Austin research study suggests that the advantages of recycling produced water from fracking operations is becoming more economical in the Permian Basin as water requirements increase and more seismic earthquakes occur. READ MORE

September 05, 2017

In Depth: Growing The Shale Brand

BY Luke GeiverGlobal energy services giant is bringing a new focus to shale. We talk with Halliburton's team on its focus in shale, new technologies and reasons for excitement in the digital, flowback and sand distribution segments. READ MORE

September 05, 2017

Patterson-UTI adds directional drilling to expand unconventionals

BY Luke GeiverTexas-based oil and gas drilling contractor Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. has agreed to acquire MS Energy Services, a directional drilling company founded in Conroe, Texas. Through the acquisition, Patterson-UTI said it will grow its reach in shale. READ MORE

August 29, 2017

Microsoft to collaborate with Halliburton on oilfield cloud

BY Microsoft Corp. Microsoft Corp. and Halliburton have announced plans to enter into a strategic alliance to drive digital transformation across the oil and gas industry. The relationship will bring cloud-computing to the oilfield. READ MORE

August 15, 2017

Shell adds Canadian shale assets to methane detection challenge

BY Staff Shell has become the latest major energy producer to join the Methane Detectors Challenge. The multi-stakeholder initiative run by the Environmental Defense Fund is now helping Shell to track and monitor emissions at Canadian shale sites. READ MORE

August 15, 2017

Oil and gas groups explain why NAFTA is good for energy industry

BY Staff In a joint paper, the American Petroleum Institute, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and the Mexican Association of Hydrocarbon Companies have gone on record to explain why they support the North American Free Trade Agreement. READ MORE

August 01, 2017

Premier expands completion workflows with NSI acquisition

BY Premier Oilfield Laboratories Premier Oilfield Laboratories LLC has acquired NSI Technologies LLC. NSI is a petroleum industry software and consulting firm specializing in the design, optimization and execution of hydraulic fracturing treatments for operators worldwide. READ MORE