Products & Technology

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

May 29, 2018

Tested in Duvernay shale, Weir's new frac pump excels

BY Weir Oil & Gas In the Duvernay and Montney formations, the SPM QEM 3000 pump operated 16 to18 hours per day in temperatures averaging 20 to 23 degrees Fahrenheit at a frac pressure of 10,500 to 13,000 psi, average rod load of 206,250 to 233,750 psi. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

Q&A: How the oil and gas industry compares in reducing carbon

BY Patrick C. Miller When it comes to technology investments that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., a new study from API shows that the oil and gas industry is at the top of the list. The study compares how the industry stacks up against other entities. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

Thermo Fisher Scientific announces new two-in-one instrument

BY Patrick C. Miller The AutoXP, a new two-in-one instrument released by Thermo Fisher Scientific, is a flow computer that can also be used as a smart multivariable transmitter. It provides more control and connectivity than possible with two separate instruments. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

SandRidge, Advantage agree to deploy gas-to-liquids tech

BY Luke GeiverSandRidge Energy Inc. will deploy a gas-to-liquids technology in the Niobrara shale play of Colorado after agreeing with Dallas-based Advantage Midstream. READ MORE

May 07, 2018

Shale gas gatherers add long-term commitments in SCOOP, Delaware

BY Luke GeiverWhiteWater Midstream continues to add big-name partners to its Delaware Basin pipeline created to move shale gas produced from the play. And Cardinal Midstream has more acreage dedication in Oklahoma. READ MORE

May 07, 2018

Oilfield services market recovery too much for KLX to give up

BY Luke GeiverKLX Inc., a distributor of equipment to the aerospace industry and a service provider to the exploration and production sector, is selling its aerospace assets to aviation giant the Boeing Co. READ MORE

May 07, 2018

Weatherford making strides in comeback from downturn

BY Patrick C. Miller Reduced costs, lower depreciation and an improved market environment are helping Weatherford International recover from the effects of the low-oil-price environment. CEO Mark McCollum said first quarter results show the company is on the right track. READ MORE

April 23, 2018

Tally Energy Services acquires two Gearcon companies

BY Patrick C. Miller With the acquisition of Gearcon Inc. and Gearcon Drilling Tools, Tally Energy Services of Houston has added downhole drilling motors to the list of products it provides to shale oil and gas operators. The Canadian companies will relocate to Texas. READ MORE

April 22, 2018

Schlumberger optimistic in Q1 outlook on rebalanced oil market

BY Luke GeiverThe global oil market is back in balance, according to the world's largest oilfield services company Schlumberger. The lack of global stock builds and continued Russia, OPEC production cuts have the market in balance. READ MORE

April 17, 2018

Trinidad Drilling changes plan to move rigs from Saudi Arabia

BY Patrick C. Miller Three drilling rigs that Trinidad Drilling had planned to move from Saudi Arabia to the Permian Basin will instead be sold. The Canadian company will sell the rigs for $30 million each and upgrade three other rigs for use in the Permian. READ MORE

April 16, 2018

TOTAL, Houston fluids provider partner to expand shale offerings

BY Atlas Oil Co, TOTAL Atlas Oil Co. is now a TOTAL Specialties USA Inc. authorized lubricants distributor, cementing Atlas' vision of a single-source service model of premium lubricants and bulk fuel supply for its customers in shale. READ MORE

April 16, 2018

Frack sand facilities will serve Haynesville shale customers

BY Patrick C. Miller Two Performance Proppants facilities in Louisiana will be capable of producing 4.5 million tons of frack sand a year to serve the Haynesville shale play. The company has begun construction of a plant at River Ridge to complement its Hat Creek plant. READ MORE

April 07, 2018

Southern Stim brings longer lasting frack pumps to market

BY Luke GeiverWhen Southern Stimulation Technologies formed in 2017, co-founder Chad Hawkins said the company wanted to provide the pressure pumping industry with higher pressure, longer lasting pumps. READ MORE

April 02, 2018

Oak Ridge National Lab probes the secrets of shale

BY Staff Scientists at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are studying the characteristics of and interactions within shale formations to improve the efficiency of oil and gas extraction. They discussed their work with North American Shale Magazine. READ MORE