Products & Technology

May 31, 2019

Exterran lands major water contract with Permian producer

BY Exterran Exterran, a global systems and process company offering solutions in the oil, gas, water and power markets, announces its Water Solutions business has secured a significant produced water treatment contract after a successful pilot test in 2018. READ MORE

May 28, 2019

Stage Completions records 142-stage Permian shale well

BY Stage Completions The Bowhead II system runs a dissolvable ball on collet that activates sliding sleeves. The Bowhead II system has a constant ID through the wellbore that is cementable in place and allows for longer laterals, tighter spacing and higher pump rates. READ MORE

May 28, 2019

Bakken midstream developer helps establish LNG site in Florida

BY Luke GeiverA Bakken-focused midstream and transload site provider has played a part in opening a small-scale liquefied natural gas facility in Florida. Northstar Midstream, which owns and operates a crude gathering and transload site in western ND, helped. READ MORE

May 21, 2019

AI-powered shale software developer gains $15M investment

BY Luke GeiverArtificial intelligence software designed for the energy industry continues to gain investor attention. Tachyus, a production optimization software developer that first gained investor backing in 2014, just earned another $15 million. READ MORE

May 07, 2019

STACK shale gains new gas gathering system

BY Howard Energy Partners Howard Energy Partners has announced that it has executed an agreement with a major North American oil and gas producer to construct, own and operate a new natural gas gathering system located in the STACK play. READ MORE

May 06, 2019

In Depth: Meet the modern shale water company

BY Sponsored Content Hydrozonix, a Texas-based water specialist, has created a foothold in the Bakken and other basins by offering water consulting, technology and services that have been successful at treating more than 100 million barrels of water. READ MORE

May 06, 2019

Crusoe Energy developing flare mitigation tech to power big data

BY Luke GeiverDenver-based Crusoe Energy has found a home in the North American shale industry by converting flared gas to a power source for computer intensive data centers. READ MORE

April 23, 2019

Artificial intelligence firm gets second funding round for shale

BY Luke GeiverArtificial Intelligence (AI) is gaining favor across the oil patch. OAG Analytics, an AI-specialist focused on oil and gas, announced this week it has received a second round of strategic funding. READ MORE

April 22, 2019

Halliburton Q1 updates reveal complexity of US frac market

BY Luke GeiverThe hydraulic fracturing market across the North American shale scene is as complex as ever. Halliburton CEO Jeff Miller explained the changes, offerings and strategies the global energy service giant has experienced in the past years, and months. READ MORE

April 16, 2019

Emerson's IoT system enhances shale oil production, monitoring

BY Luke GeiverA new technology offering created by Emerson could use data and IoT to optimize production in existing unconventional wells and also help with new well designs. READ MORE

April 09, 2019

Bakken pioneer, shale expert issuing mineral acquisition IPO

BY Luke GeiverA Bakken pioneer credited with drilling the shale play's first long-lateral, high-frac stage well is helping to take a shale oil and gas mineral acquisition's company public. READ MORE

April 08, 2019

Dow recognized for resin-coated proppant helpful to shale oil

BY Luke GeiverA special proppant designed by Dow for the shale oil and gas industry helped the Michigan chemical giant earn a prestigious Edison award. The awards are given every year to honor excellence in innovation. READ MORE

April 04, 2019

Report: Shale frack equipment demand set to increase in 2019

BY Westwood Global Energy Group Active supply by pressure pumpers will increase in Q2 2019, rebounding from a sluggish end to 2018, according to a new US Horsepower Outlook report. READ MORE

April 02, 2019

Permian shale’s premiere private midstream assets sell for $3.6B

BY Luke GeiverStonepeak Infrastructure Partners will pay $3.6 billion for the largest privately-held midstream crude operation in the Permian Basin. Through the acquisition, Stonepeak will take control of Oryx Midstream. READ MORE

April 02, 2019

Researchers explore use of frack wastewater for clean irrigation

BY Michigan State University Michigan State University will share almost $3 million to develop a freshwater recovery system to extract clean irrigation water from hydraulic fracturing wastewater. The reclaimed water could help dry western states that need water. READ MORE

April 01, 2019

Multinational water tech firm acquires Permian water service

BY Luke GeiverA Fort Stockton, Texas-based hydraulic fracturing water treatment company has been acquired by a multi-national water specialist to better serve the Permian Basin. READ MORE

March 26, 2019

KLX Energy buys multiple Mid-Con, Rockies shale service firms

BY Luke GeiverKLX Energy Services Holdings has completed the acquisitions of Red Bone Services, a provider of oilfield services primarily in the Mid-Con, and Tecton Energy, a flowback service firm working in the Bakken and Rockies. READ MORE

March 25, 2019

Diverters continue to evolve in the shale fields

BY Luke GeiverDiverting material used for shale well completions is evolving, according to Steve White, founder of Dynamic Green Solutions. The unique material designed to divert or move proppant past particular sections of a horizontal are getting better. READ MORE

March 06, 2019

MGX to recover lithium used in batteries from Marcellus shale water

BY Luke GeiverMGX Minerals Inc. intends to recover lithium from produced water generated across the Marcellus shale play on the eastern U.S. The Canadian-based company has created a system that can separate lithium from brine water. READ MORE

March 05, 2019

Select Energy sees growth in shale water sector

BY Luke GeiverThe company believes there is a possibility for growth opportunities in three areas of the services sector: margin enhancement, technological innovation and consolidation. READ MORE

March 04, 2019

Emerson opens Permian facility for advanced tech, training

BY Emerson Emerson has announced the opening of a new $4 million Permian Basin Service Center to bring enhanced oil and gas technologies and services to the fast-growing region. READ MORE

February 21, 2019

Shale data, minerals and E&P firms form strategic partnership

BY RS Energy Group RS Energy Group has announced a strategic partnership with Denver-based FourPoint Energy and LongPoint Minerals, uniquely pairing data, mineral and royalty acquisition and exploration and production. READ MORE

February 12, 2019

Reveal releases FracEYE system to reduce frac hits in shale wells

BY Luke GeiverTo minimize the effect of frac hits in mutliwell pads, Reveal Energy Services has developed a new product it calls FracEYE. The monitoring system allows operators to make timely adjustments to wells. READ MORE

February 11, 2019

Chevron will use acquired refinery to bolster Permian ops

BY Luke GeiverChevron U.S.A. Inc. is bolstering its Permian operations through the purchase of a $350 million light oil refinery. The oil major announced plans recently to acquire the Pasadena Refining System. READ MORE

February 11, 2019

Bakken's NDPC forms standardized contractor training program

BY North Dakota Petroleum Council Currently, contractors for the oil and gas industry must meet orientation and training requirements for each company they perform work for throughout the year. READ MORE

February 05, 2019

US Steel restarting energy tubular operations in TX

BY Luke GeiverCiting an improvement in market conditions, United States Steel Corp. has announced plans to restart tubular production operations in Lone Star, Texas, to serve the Permian shale oil play. READ MORE

January 28, 2019

New shale tech provides real-time picture, avoids frack hits

BY Luke GeiverA new technology that allows hydraulic fracture engineers to view a real-time picture of a created fracture network in shale oil and gas wells has received $10.5 million in backing. READ MORE

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