Products & Technology

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

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