Products & Technology

August 28, 2018

Permian Basin activity is driving extreme frack sand demand

BY Patrick C. Miller North American shale oil and gas activity, particularly in the Permian Basin, is driving an extreme demand for frack sand, according to a new report from IHS Markit. The report examines frack sand trends and how operators are handling bottlenecks. READ MORE

August 21, 2018

Halliburton introduces new automated fracking service

BY Patrick C. Miller Halliburton has unveiled its Prodigi AB hydraulic fracturing service, which the company calls a first-of-its-kind technology. It uses automation to improve efficiency, maximize perforation cluster performance and mitigate risks. READ MORE

August 21, 2018

Morgan Stanley Energy Partners, Catalyst Energy form partnership

BY Morgan Stanley Energy Partners Morgan Stanley Energy Partners and Catalyst Energy Services, Midland, Texas, have formed a strategic partnership. MSEP will make a major investment to support Catalyst's pressure pumping and oilfield services in U.S. oil and gas basins. READ MORE

August 19, 2018

Eagle Pipe, Beemac Trucking announce Permian yard partnership

BY Patrick C. Miller Eagle Pipe has opened a new full-service Permian Basin stocking and trucking yard in Midland, Texas. The company has partnered with Beemac Trucking and Logistics for transportation and tubular management services for the new facility. READ MORE

August 13, 2018

Energy Drilling, Henderson partaking in rig resurgence

BY Luke GeiverEnergy Drilling Co. and Henderson, a Houston-based service of drilling rigs and equipment, are at the midst of what each believes is a drilling rig resurgence happening in the U.S. READ MORE

August 07, 2018

Schlumberger reports Q2 revenue increase for North America

BY Patrick C. Miller In reporting on its second quarter activities, oilfield services giant Schlumberger said its North American revenues increased 11 percent over the previous quarter with the deployment of more fracking and directional drilling capacity. READ MORE

August 07, 2018

Texas Tech designs apparel for oil industry women

BY Patrick C. Miller A company designing a uniform for Halliburton's women in the oilfield turned to apparel designer Su-Jeong Hwang Shin at Texas Tech University. She used her expertise in 3D pattern design to provide a safe, functional uniform for women. READ MORE

August 07, 2018

Forty Acres Energy begins waterflood in Permian

BY Luke GeiverForty Acres Energy LLC has started to deploy a novel oil production method in one of the world's most productive oil plays. After forming an acre unit spanning nearly 8,000 acres, the Houston-based company is now in New Mexico. READ MORE

August 07, 2018

S & B Engineers expands presence in Marcellus-Utica region

BY S & B Engineers and Constructors Ltd. Continued growth in the Marcellus-Utica region has resulted in S&B Engineers moving its northeast operations office to a larger space in Canonsburg, PA. Senior vice president John Martin said the move demonstrates S & B's commitment to the region. READ MORE

July 30, 2018

Equinor deploys AI-powered artificial lift tech in Bakken

BY Equinor Ambyint, the emerging player in artificial intelligence-powered artificial lift and production optimization, and international energy major Equinor today announced that Equinor will deploy Amybint's AI-tech in Equinor's Bakken assets. READ MORE

July 24, 2018

Bakken Conference focuses on workforce development

BY Patrick C. Miller 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. READ MORE

July 24, 2018

After merger, US Well Service set for the Nasdaq

BY US Well Service 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. READ MORE

July 24, 2018

Halliburton unveils microparticle for inaccessible reservoirs

BY Halliburton 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. READ MORE

July 24, 2018

Technical Toolboxes launches horizontal directional drilling tool

BY Technical Toolboxes 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. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

Industry demonstrates commitment to stoping pipeline leaks

BY Patrick C. Miller Bakken Conference & Expo attendees learned on Tuesday how Oasis Petroleum is using technology and training to boost its position as a major Bakken producer and how it's become a leader in industry efforts to prevent pipeline spills. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

China’s new air quality plan could increase LNG imports

BY Staff China's new "blue sky" action plan to significantly reduce air pollution in the country has broad implications for the energy industry, commodity prices and the economy. Prakash Sharma, Wood Mackenzie's expert on China, shared his insights. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

Black Bay Energy Capital invests in oilfield water treatment firm

BY Clean Chemistry Clean Chemistry Inc., a provider of patented chemical solutions and technology for oilfield water treatment, has announced a growth capital investment from Black Bay Energy Capital. READ MORE

July 09, 2018

Fresh off positive Q1, wellhead supplier Cactus issues stock

BY Luke GeiverFollowing a positive first quarter, Catcus has issued pricing for 10 million shares of Class A common stock at price yet to be determined. The wellhead services and rental company is active in the U.S onshore market. READ MORE

July 03, 2018

Report says gas will surpass oil as global energy source

BY Patrick C. Miller Oil demand will peak in the next 15 years while natural gas demand will continue grow until it overtakes oil as the world's primary energy source, according to a new special report from DNV GL, a global technical advising company. READ MORE

June 27, 2018

Oasis VP of Ops keynoting Bakken event uniting other E&Ps, groups

BY Staff “The addition of Oasis Petroleum’s Vice President of Operations, Jason Swaren, to the 2018 agenda line-up highlights the impressive range and type of content assembled for this year’s event,” says Luke Geiver, program director for the event. READ MORE

June 25, 2018

Frack sand provider buys Louisiana mines to support Austin Chalk

BY Patrick C. Miller Texas frack sand provider Shale Support has purchased two mines in Louisiana that will give it 5 million tons of production capacity. The company expects to support an increased demand for frack sand from the Austin Chalk shale play. READ MORE

June 18, 2018

In Depth: Field-Driven Upgrading

BY Luke GeiverFROM ISSUE FOUR: For modern-day energy service providers competing for the biggest clients in the hottest plays, the push for the next best thing is a constant—and a requirement READ MORE

June 12, 2018

AKITA, Xtreme drilling merge to expand into US shale markets

BY Luke GeiverAfter entering the Permian in early 2018, Calgary-based drilling company AKITA has made a major move to expand in the U.S. shale play. Through an agreement with Xtreme Drilling Corp., AKITA will shift focus to the U.S. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

As oil prices rise, so does hiring in the oil and energy sector

BY Staff The monthly LinkedIn Workforce Report for June shows that rising oil prices are increasing hiring in the oil and gas industry, particularly in Texas cities reliant on the energy industry. New hires in oil and gas have outpaced the national average. READ MORE

June 11, 2018

Global oil storage monitoring available from Ursa Space Systems

BY Patrick C. Miller Ursa Space Systems is partnering with S&P Global Platts to use satellite radar imagery for monitoring oil storage globally. The imagery will provide data on oil terminals and refineries around the world to help users make informed decisions. READ MORE

June 11, 2018

Alpine Silica to build new frack sand plants in Texas, Oklahoma

BY Patrick C. Miller Alpine Silica will build two new 3-million-ton-per-year frack sand plants in Texas and Oklahoma, adding to its current facility serving the Permian Basin. The plants at Fay, Oklahoma, and Van Horn, Texas, should be completed in 2019. READ MORE

June 11, 2018

Daseke acquires oil rig hauler to enter fast-growing business

BY Luke GeiverThe largest owner of specialized transportation and logistics offerings in North America has just bolstered its oil rig and energy structure moving capabilities. Daseke Inc. has acquired Aveda Transportation and Energy Services. READ MORE

June 11, 2018

Electric pressure pumping service receives additional funding

BY Orion Energy Partners Based in The Woodlands, Texas, Evolution utilizes custom designed electric equipment and technical expertise to deploy and operate 100 percent electrically powered pressure pumping fleets to stimulate production within its clients’ wells. READ MORE

June 04, 2018

New frack sand silica rule set to start in weeks

BY Airis On June 23, OSHA's Silica Rule becomes fully enforceable. By this date, wellsite employers will need to have implemented a total dust control solution to combat the hazards associated with dust exposure. READ MORE

May 29, 2018

EcoStim is pushing all US shale horsepower to SCOOP/STACK

BY Luke GeiverEcoStim Energy Solutions Inc. is pushing all of its U.S. horsepower and equipment to the STACK shale play in Oklahoma. The move will create what the company is calling a super fleet. READ MORE