Products & Technology

January 25, 2019

North American Shale Magazine announces 2019 conference dates

BY Staff Both events will feature operator updates, investor perspectives and technology trend explanations during the two-day, high-scale events. The events will provide attendees with in-depth stories and powerful intel on the play’s hottest topics. READ MORE

January 23, 2019

University Lands selects 2 water providers for Delaware Basin oil

BY Layne Water Midstream H2O Midstream and Layne Water Midstream have signed a long-term contract with University Lands to jointly serve as the exclusive preferred water services provider on 167,000 acres located in the Delaware Basin. READ MORE

January 22, 2019

Schlumberger’s 2019 shale view: more of the same

BY Luke GeiverAfter a positive year for revenue growth in most U.S. sectors, the world’s largest energy service company said in its full-year and fourth quarter 2018 call to investors that exploration and production activities targeting U.S. shale will remain. READ MORE

January 21, 2019

Oilfield tool maintenance provider expanding in Bakken, DJ Basin

BY Luke GeiverKoltek Energy Services is expanding its oilfield tool and equipment services to meet the needs of clients in the Bakken, DJ Basin, and Powder River Basin. READ MORE

January 17, 2019

UK group planning CO2 sequestration trials in Europe, US shale

BY Very Large Scale Decarbonization Partners VLS Decarb is planning similar field trials in several U.S. shale basins where, pending results, these trial sites will be developed into fully functioning carbon dioxide storage facilities capable of permanently storing a significant percentage. READ MORE

January 14, 2019

Shale water recycling Co adds Bakken on-site water test kit

BY Resirkulere USA Inc. The use of this system will allow Resirkulere clients to test, diagnose and treat water (frack, flowback or produced) in real time at the well site while having the confidence of lab quality results from the combined systems. READ MORE

January 09, 2019

Downhole tool maker earns $50M investment for expanding in shale

BY Luke GeiverPost Oak Energy Capital believes in the need for downhole tooling in the unconventional oil and gas industry. The investment firm just provided $50 million in capital to Houston-based Prime Downhole Holdings LLC. READ MORE

January 09, 2019

TX sand news: supplying Eagle Ford, easing Permian flowback issue

BY Luke GeiverFrack sand season is still in full swing across Texas. In South Texas, Chesapeake energy has signed an agreement with Emerge Energy Services. In the Permian, new resin coated options could reduce flowback issues. READ MORE

January 08, 2019

Could acoustic tech make shale fracking better?

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory A team of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using a combination of neutron and x-ray scattering to make hydraulic fracturing safer and more efficient. Tests are already showing promising results. READ MORE

January 03, 2019

Purdue joins industry on shale gas tech research

BY Purdue’s Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources The center’s research focuses on developing new catalysts, separation methods and process design, including modular systems that deliver cost-effective solutions for the transformation of shale gas resources. READ MORE

December 31, 2018

New shale gas drilling methods boost production potential

BY University of Texas-Austin A new analysis of the nation's major shale gas plays has revealed that the amount of natural gas that can be technically recovered from future well locations has increased by 20 percent. READ MORE

December 06, 2018

Special crystalline added to concrete shale facility in Permian

BY Penetron The large saltwater disposal tanks at the Balmorhea Shale Oil Facility in West Texas, completed in November 2018, included PENETRON ADMIX in the concrete. READ MORE

December 05, 2018

P2 releases AI system for shale lease management

BY Luke GeiverArtificial intelligence can now be used for oilfield leases. ThoughtTrace, a tech company that uses AI for quickly assessing and compiling critical information in legal documents, is working with P2 on a system for the Permian. READ MORE

December 04, 2018

Permian pressure pump tech testing complete, AFGlobal eyes 2019

BY Luke GeiverGlobal original equipment manufacturer AFGlobal has completed a field trial of a new frack pump. In the Permian Basin, AFGlobal has completed testing of its trademarked DuraStim pump and is now looking to begin taking orders for its technology. READ MORE

November 28, 2018

Sourcewater bolsters Permian water supply database

BY Sourcewater Inc. Sourcewater Inc., a leading provider of oilfield water intelligence, has announced that it has acquired the data and technology of Digital H2O Inc. Digital H2O was a pioneer in the oilfield water data space. READ MORE

November 26, 2018

Questor gains Bakken, Permian clients for waste gas systems

BY Questor Technology Inc. Its high-performance emissions control delivers value in the form of increased oil production for clients while limiting NOx and VOCs to low and compliant levels. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

Houston Advanced Research Center to study flaring tech for shale

BY Houston Advanced Research Center Flaring issues vary across the U.S. with complex regulatory, economic and infrastructure frameworks. A team comprised of researchers from the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) and others will evaluate new tech, and economic factors. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

Forbes Energy adds long-reach coiled tubing service to shale ops

BY Forbes Energy Services Cretic, headquartered in Montgomery, Texas, provides large-diameter, extended-reach, coiled tubing services to oil producers predominantly in the Permian Basin. The company has been an early mover in bringing high capacity coiled tubing units. READ MORE

November 16, 2018

Titan tests, proves electric power tongs on DJ Basin rig

BY Titan Casing By utilizing a drilling rig's hydraulic systems to operate casing power tongs, rather than diesel powered Hydraulic Power Units, Titan Casing has made a large step forward in making drilling locations safer and more economical. READ MORE

November 15, 2018

Pioneer, Covia shift sand operations to West Texas

BY Luke GeiverPioneer Natural Resources continues to pivot out of the pressure pumping and frack sand business. The exploration and production company based out of Dallas announced plans to transition out of a sand operation. Covia will also change site locales. READ MORE

November 13, 2018

After buying Pioneer's pumping assets, ProPetro No. 1 in Permian

BY ProPetro Holding Corp. The combination of ProPetro and Pioneer Pumping Services will result in the largest and most efficient pressure pumping provider in the Permian Basin. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

Delaware Basin operator turns to flex turbine to power well ops

BY Flex Leasing Power And Service In this case, the operator’s aggressive field development plan outstripped the local utility’s ability to provide adequate electric power. The original development plan assumed utility power would be available. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

Before going public, USWS signs new electric frack fleet deals

BY Luke GeiverU.S. Well Services has expanded from West Texas to South Texas with its unique frack fleet offering. The Houston-based firm announced this week it will work with an operator in the Eagle Ford. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

BHGE believes 2019 rig, well counts will grow

BY Luke GeiverBaker Hughes, a GE Company now in its second year under the GE name, believes the 2019 oil and gas market will continue on its growth path, including onshore and offshore markets. READ MORE

October 29, 2018

Denbury buys $1.7B Eagle Ford assets for future EOR work

BY Luke GeiverThe possibility of enhanced oil recovery operations in the Eagle Ford is worth $1.7 billion to Denbury Resources. The Texas-based exploration and production company and EOR specialist is buying Penn Virginia Corp.'s assets. READ MORE

October 29, 2018

Schlumberger Q3 update shows growth areas, issues ahead

BY Luke GeiverSchlumberger, the largest oilfield services company in the world, continues to report growth across its North American shale markets but the impact of infrastructure constraints remains a hurdle. READ MORE

October 29, 2018

Halliburton releases fluid efficient dissolvable frack plug

BY Halliburton In the unconventional market, the time to bring a well on production is critical. Traditional plug designs can result in suboptimal plug conveyance and excessive fluid volumes. Halliburton Completion Tools designed the Illusion Spire to help. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

Blackstone buys shale drill bit firm that grew through downturn

BY Luke GeiverBlackstone Energy Partners has announced that it has entered into binding agreements to acquire a controlling, majority interest in Ulterra Drilling Technologies from affiliates of American Securities, READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Big D expands oilfield services for Permian demand

BY The Big D Companies The Big D Companies have further expanded their range of oilfield services to include automated monitoring systems through the acquisition of Remote Monitoring Systems LLC. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Nine Energy bolsters frack tech, acquires Magnum Oil Tools

BY Nine Energy Services Nine Energy Service Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Magnum Oil Tools International, a market-leading downhole technology provider. READ MORE