Products & Technology

September 24, 2019

NM has new plan for monitoring Permian methane totals: satellites

BY Descartes Labs Descartes Labs has announced the development of a methane-detection model designed to help New Mexico better monitor harmful emissions as a means of implementing a strategic mitigation policy. READ MORE

September 23, 2019

AI tech provider releases new shale well spacing algorithm

BY OAG Analytics The new OAG algorithms enable machine learning to understand enough about reservoir physics to be applied to complex well spacing decisions. READ MORE

September 23, 2019

Frac valve firm expands footprint to meet shale needs

BY Luke GeiverAWC Frac Valves Inc. has completed a definitive asset purchase agreement with NorMak Machine and Hydraulic LLC, a specialty frac valve repair facility in Ft. Collins, Colorado. READ MORE

September 17, 2019

Whitepaper explains expanding shale water options in TX

BY Texas Alliance of Energy Producers Produced water management strategies have evolved dramatically over the past five years with increasing, albeit low, levels of treatment. READ MORE

September 16, 2019

Cold Bore's Smartpad frac tech gains second investment round

BY Cold Bore Technology Inc. Cold Bore’s SmartPAD uses a patented combination of valve positioning and pressure monitoring sensors, field data collection systems and proprietary software to fully digitize completions operations. READ MORE

September 16, 2019

Sparx Engineering releases programmable water solution for shale

BY Sparx Engineering Countertrace's breakthrough technology, developed by Sparx' own team of scientists and engineers, is based on a unique polymer macroparticle that can be programmed to identify and selectively contain and remove contaminants from complex fluids. READ MORE

September 10, 2019

Oilfield chemical maker planning $8M facility in Permian

BY Luke GeiverCalifornia-based Enviro Tech Chemical Services is heading to West Texas to serve the shale oil industry. The company announced plans this month to build an $8 million facility to produce oilfield chemicals. READ MORE

September 03, 2019

Downhole completion tech firms form single company for US shale

BY The WellBoss Company Downhole Technology LLC and Resource Well Completion Technologies Inc. are combining on October 1, 2019. Resource Well Completion Technologies is a leading innovator and developer of market-leading technologies. READ MORE

September 03, 2019

IHS releases shale production data, decline rates for US wells

BY IHS Markit IHS Markit has harnessed the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to assess, automate and predict future production for each of the nearly one million currently producing oil and gas wells in its North American databases. READ MORE

September 03, 2019

Brigade Energy adds production assets from Nine Energy for $17M

BY Luke GeiverNine Energy is selling its shale oil and gas production assets. The Texas-based energy service provider that operates in several North American shale plays, will receive roughly $17 million in cash from Brigade Energy Services. READ MORE

August 20, 2019

Certarus enters Permian with flare capture, electric frac tech

BY Luke GeiverCalgary-based Certarus Ltd. is bringing its virtual natural gas pipeline to West Texas shale country. The company announced plans to deploy a flare gas capture process used to power an electric hydraulic fracturing fleet starting this year. READ MORE

August 20, 2019

XRI opens Delaware Basin shale water supersystem

BY XRI In developing this Northern Delaware Basin Supersystem, XRI has designed and built infrastructure necessary to mitigate unnecessary disposal and water transportation costs for its customers through blending, reuse and pipeline transportation. READ MORE

August 19, 2019

Crusoe Energy's flare-powered data centers expanding in US shale

BY Crusoe Energy Crusoe marries technology-empowered solutions with one of the booming oil industry’s greatest environmental challenges. Crusoe uses gas that would have otherwise been burned in the air as a “flare,” and instead powers modular, mobile data centers. READ MORE

August 12, 2019

To expand the Bakken, ND Gov visits Canadian petrochemical site

BY Office of North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum The Department of Commerce estimates that primary and secondary refinement of North Dakota’s rich natural gas could draw more than $9 billion in capital investment while providing hundreds of good-paying jobs and generating additional tax. READ MORE

August 12, 2019

Chevron, EVX use new produced shale water pipe in Eagle Ford

BY Chevron Phillips Chemical Co Designed for high-temperature environments, this unique high-density polyethylene pipe will help decrease the need for heavy-haul trucks to transfer produced waste water, which will reduce traffic on public roads by an estimated 250,000 trucks. READ MORE

August 12, 2019

Oilfield automation and measurement firm expands into new regions

BY Eagle Automation The acquisition strengthens Eagle’s capabilities in the Permian and MidCon while expanding the company into South and Central Texas. READ MORE

August 06, 2019

Lagoon, Continental agree to historic SCOOP/STACK water deal

BY Lagoon Water Solutions Lagoon, under the terms of the agreement, will be the first midstream company to provide recycled water for completion operations in Oklahoma. READ MORE

August 05, 2019

Hexion, Black Mountain Sand partner on Permian shale resin

BY Hexion Inc. This unique partnership joins together one of the leading resin-coated proppant suppliers with the fastest-growing sand supplier in the world. Hexion’s Voyager resin-coating service unit will be strategically located at a Black Mountain Sand site. READ MORE

July 30, 2019

US DOE funding $40M to shale EOR research in Bakken, West Texas

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy has selected five projects to receive approximately $39.9 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects. READ MORE

July 30, 2019

Ag firm establishes oil produced water tech in Wyoming oil fields

BY Encore Green Environmental Conservation By-Design is a patent-pending methodology which re-purposes by-product water from oil wells, sometimes called ‘produced water,’ to be processed to match the needs of the surrounding soil and then applied to the ground. READ MORE

July 30, 2019

Cimarex signs with AI analytics group for shale operations

BY OAG Analytics OAG Analytics, an expert in machine learning and artificial intelligence in the oil and gas industry, has announced a multi-year strategic partnership with Cimarex Energy Co. READ MORE

July 30, 2019

H&P explains trends in US shale drilling rig counts, utilization

BY Luke GeiverThe focus by U.S. shale producers on capital discipline is impacting the drilling sector. Helmerich & Payne Inc. updated investors on the effects of capital spending. READ MORE

July 30, 2019

Japan power firm makes move into US shale gas, buys Sabine

BY Luke GeiverFor the first time, a Japanese company has acquired a U.S. shale gas producer. Osaka gas has agreed to a deal that will include 175,000 acres in the Haynesville shale gas play owned and operated by Sabine Oil and Gas. READ MORE

July 23, 2019

Halliburton explains new vision for US shale

BY Luke GeiverHalliburton is deploying a new North American unconventional oil and gas operational playbook to maximize its fiscal results. As the energy service giant's clients change, Halliburton has adapted how it navigates the business of shale oil and gas. READ MORE

July 23, 2019

Evolution Well Services signs new deal for electric frack fleet

BY Evolution Well Services Evolution Well Services has announced the execution of a 30-month agreement to provide dedicated electric hydraulic fracturing services for a leading onshore oil and gas producer. READ MORE

July 23, 2019

Schlumberger leaders talk oil market, shale tech, North America

BY Luke GeiverDuring Schlumberger's second quarter conference call update to investors, the global energy services giant provided input on the macro environment for oil supply and demand, the North American land market and new tech. READ MORE

July 23, 2019

Surge Energy uses Basic Energy to drill, frac record Permian well

BY Basic Energy Services Basic Energy Services Inc. has announced that one of its high-spec, 24-hour rig and equipment packages recently completed a record-setting Wolfcamp A well for Surge Energy US Holdings Co. READ MORE

July 09, 2019

Bakken presenters explain why shale play is on cusp of new era

BY Luke GeiverThe Bakken shale play has gone through several phases, and now, thanks to the presenters and speakers at the 2019 Bakken Conference & Expo, stakeholders can a glimpse into the future of the Bakken. READ MORE

July 09, 2019

Permian rise pushes Enterprise to add Houston Ship Channel volume

BY Enterprise Product Partners LP Enterprise Products Partners LP has announced three additional expansion projects that will increase the partnership's capacity to load liquefied petroleum gas, polymer grade propylene and crude oil. READ MORE

July 09, 2019

Oilfield containment firm acquires TX water treatment service

BY Mustang Extreme Environmental Services Mustang Extreme Environmental Services has acquired Aria Rose Oilfield Solutions, a leading provider of in situ and on-the-fly water treatment services for in-ground and above-ground water storage and treatment facilities. READ MORE