With more than 1600 runs and 730 activations, operators across the globe are cutting rig time by deploying the DAV MX CircSub, the flagship tool from specialist oilfield service company, Churchill Drilling Tools. Run in hundreds of wells every year and recognised for its reliability, resilience and versatility, the dart activated DAV MX is the ultimate downhole circulation tool.
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Cleansorb, a leading provider of chemical well treatments that enhance hydrocarbon production for the international oil and gas industry, today announced that it dramatically increased oil production by up to 250% from mature vertical wells in Canada by treating them with a DEEPA formulation that increases the matrix permeability of the rock and simultaneously remediates nearby wellbore damage.
Halliburton has released the BaraOmni hybrid separation system, a next-level separation technology that effectively removes ultra-fine low gravity solids (LGS), resulting in better performing, longer lasting fluid systems to help operators significantly reduce costs.
BiSN, a leader in metal-to-metal downhole sealing solutions, has achieved a double first with the successful deployment of its pioneering sealing solution in Azerbaijan.
Quorum Software has published the second white paper in its Modern Energy Workplace series. The new white paper examines how oil and gas companies are challenged to adopt new digital technologies such as big data, cloud, and cognitive to modernize business processes that support the next generation of energy professionals.
The latest innovation from Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. brings simplicity and reliability to operators running coiled tubing activated completion systems. The Quadrant system combines a simplified shifting tool and closeable sliding sleeves to maximize reservoir contact and improve stimulation, especially in extended reach laterals.
Petroteq Energy Inc., a company focused on the development and implementation of proprietary technologies for the energy industry, announced an agreement with Cavitation Technologies, Inc., a company providing highly scalable and cost-effective solutions to various fluids processing industries. The companies have entered into a licensing agreement to test its equipment during oil production for workflow efficiencies and to lower its cost of production obtained through Petroteq's oil sands extraction process.
Churchill Drilling Tools has revealed that its flagship tool, the DAV MX CircSub, made a major contribution to a recent successful Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) run in the North Sea.
The CRV26 PRV is a product of the CORTEC Fluid Control division of CORTEC, which provides a complete line of high-end valves designed and manufactured according to specific project specifications. CRV26 PRV is engineered to protect drilling systems against the dangers of over pressurization and is the first of its kind to be rated to 10,000 PSI systems.
Leucrotta Exploration Inc. has announced a new discovery in the Montney region of British Columbia.
Suncor announced recently that with the completion of major planned turnaround activities and strong production from growth projects, Q2 production to date averaged approximately 636,000 barrels per day (bbls/d) reflecting the significant planned turnarounds in the quarter, and exited May at approximately 800,000 bbls/d.
By eliminating one of the most common causes of fluid end failure — fatigue cracking at the intersection of the bores — new Cat Cube Bore well stimulation technology extends block life by 50 percent or more. Available exclusively from Caterpillar, this innovative geometry significantly reduces the downtime and costs associated with fluid end replacement.
Halliburton has released the EarthStar ultra-deep resistivity service, a logging-while-drilling technology that helps operators map reservoir and fluid boundaries over 200 feet (61 meters) from the wellbore, more than doubling the depth of investigation of current industry offerings. The service delivers a comprehensive reservoir view so operators can eliminate costly pilot holes and sidetracks, make informed geosteering decisions in real-time and better plan future field development.
There are many applications where pipes carrying chemical fluids (alkaline or acidic) or that are exposed to high temperatures need to be plugged or sealed.
Cleansorb, a leading provider of chemical well treatments that enhance hydrocarbon production for the international oil and gas industry, is helping a major operator to enhance recovery from a maturing field offshore U.K.
AKITA Drilling Ltd. and Xtreme Drilling Corp. are pleased to announce their entry into a definitive arrangement agreement to combine the two companies to create a leading intermediate North American land drilling contractor. The combined company, which will operate under the AKITA name, will have a fleet of 44 high-spec drilling rigs with operations in major resource basins in the US and Canada.
Keyera Corp. announced it is proceeding with phase two of its Wapiti Gas Plant, adding 150 million cubic feet per day of sour gas processing to the Plant, which is currently under construction south of Grande Prairie, Alberta. Based on current plans, construction of this second phase is expected to be completed in mid-2020 at an estimated cost of approximately $150 million.
Cheyenne, WY-based BAR-S Services (BAR-S) took ownership of a new 275-ton (250-mt) ATC-3275 all-terrain crane from Link-Belt distributor Strong's Crane Service. In their nearly third decade of operation (founded in 1990), BAR-S specializes in erecting and dismantling oil rigs, supporting the oil and gas industry in northeastern Colorado and Wyoming. When not supporting the oil and gas industry, the company operates their new ATC-3275 as a taxi crane covering a 300 mile working radius.
Sour gas in oil and gas production streams can increase production costs, impact employees' safety, endanger asset integrity and adversely impact the surrounding environment. To help oil and gas producers scavenge sour gas effectively, SUEZ has formulated a new version of its ProSolv HS line to effectively scavenge H2S without phase separation upsets that affect water quality or salt in condensate.
Chandler Engineering has expanded its Model 6500 Friction Flow Loop line with the addition of the Model 6500-M Mini Loop, a patent-pending benchtop unit designed to measure the friction pressure created by different slick water fracturing fluids. The unit determines the effects of friction reducers on fracturing fluids over a wide range of pressures, flow rate conditions and pipe diameters.
Reactive Downhole Tools, independent supplier of well completion solutions to the global oil and gas industry, has announced a new wellbore clean-up (WBCU) product line, CHIMERA, which has been launched at this year's OTC Houston.
Probe, a leading supplier of logging and reservoir monitoring technology to the global oil and gas and geothermal industries, today announced the RAS pulsed-neutron tool, a three-detector system that uses sigma and carbon-oxygen (C/O) techniques to measure reservoir fluid saturation of oil, water and gas.
Delphi Energy Corp. has completed its 2018 winter capital program including the Company's Bigstone Montney amine processing facility, the drilling of four (2.6 net) new Montney wells, and the completion of seven (4.6 net) new wells. The extended winter conditions have allowed the Company to get all seven wells pipeline connected to its facilities, with plans to have all the wells on production in the second quarter.
Churchill Drilling Tools, a leading oilfield service company specializing in drilling innovation, has revealed that its award-winning DAV MX CircSub was activated for a landmark 700th time this month.
Landmark, a Halliburton business line, launched DecisionSpace Production Engineering and DecisionSpace Production Insights software to help operators better utilize data to reduce costs and unlock production potential. These offerings strengthen the DecisionSpace Production portfolio by adding analytical dashboards and production engineering capabilities. Both are integrated with economics and reservoir information to help solve production challenges quickly and cost-effectively.
Halliburton announced the release of Stega efficient layout design, an advanced drill bit that optimizes the placement of back-up cutters to improve bit durability without decreasing drilling efficiency or rate of penetration (ROP).
Without an effective microbial control program in place, an entire oil and gas operation can be at risk. Utilizing a tailored approach to microbe management can help prevent corrosion and hydrocarbon souring, while maximizing the value of your well. A new video from Dow Microbial Control explains how biocides help protect valuable assets from the harmful effects of bugs often found in the water-saturated environment of hydraulic fracturing.
Encana Corporation has reached an agreement with Keyera Partnership, a subsidiary of Keyera Corp., under which Keyera will acquire and fund the remaining development of Encana's Pipestone Liquids Hub and Encana's planned Pipestone Processing Facility. This agreement provides Encana with an additional 33,000 barrels per day (bbls/d) of net raw condensate processing capacity and 170 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of net inlet natural gas processing capacity. Keyera will provide Encana with processing services under a competitive fee-for-service arrangement.
With a focus on the fundamentals, Houston-based ST9 Gas + Oil has released the new XGen Fluid End for frac and well service pumps. This is the second high-performance technology product the company has released to pursue their goal of becoming industry leaders for performance, cost, and quality.
Birchcliff Energy and AltaGas have entered into a definitive agreement for a long-term natural gas processing arrangement at AltaGas' deep-cut sour gas processing facility located in Gordondale, Alberta. The new Processing Arrangement will be effective from January 1, 2018 and will replace the parties existing Gordondale processing arrangement. Under the Processing Arrangement, Birchcliff is being provided with up to 120 MMcf/d of natural gas processing on a firm-service basis, and Birchcliff's take-or-pay obligation is 100 MMcf/d. The term of the Processing Arrangement is for at least 15 years, subject to extension in accordance with the terms of the agreement.
Materion Corporation, an advanced materials solutions provider, recently introduced a new oilfield coupling that is designed to significantly reduce failures in wells that are prone to extreme rod string buckling and wear deep in wells. The new ToughMet 3 Valve Rod Guide Bushing Coupling (VRGB) is engineered to prevent tubing leaks by reducing metal-on-metal contact that results in tubing wear, a frequent cause of production interruptions in artificial lift systems.
Schlumberger has introduced the Tempo instrumented docking perforating gun system at the SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference and Exhibition. This groundbreaking combination of a plug-in gun design with real-time advanced downhole measurements enables and monitors the well's dynamic underbalance to create clean perforations that boost reservoir productivity.
Caterpillar Oil and Gas is pleased to announce a China Non-road (NR) Stage III 3,000 hp power module for the pressure pumping market. "SANY Oil Intelligent Equipment (SANY Oil) received this innovative package by the local Cat dealer LSH North in March of 2018 and will display a well stimulation truck using this technology at the CIPPE oil show in Beijing," said Alan Zhang, China regional manager for Caterpillar Oil & Gas. "This power module includes a 3512E engine together with a CX48-P3060 transmission offering a full Caterpillar well stimulation solution to solve China pressure pumping customer demand for higher power density."
Cenovus Energy Inc. has been operating its oil sands facilities at reduced production rates and is storing excess barrels in its reservoirs in response to wider than normal light-heavy price differentials and recent pipeline capacity constraints as well as the slow pace of the ramp-up in crude-by-rail export capacity in Alberta.
Specialist Directional Coiled Tubing Drilling Service company AnTech Ltd. has announced the launch of RockView - a technology that makes real-time, high resolution geosteering possible for the first time.
Well Master Corporation, headquartered in Golden, Colorado, is pleased to announce the acquisition of T-RAM Canada Inc. Well Master Corporation engineers, manufactures, and distributes durable and innovative plunger lift systems, including proprietary technologies for optimized horizontal well production. T-RAM Canada Inc. is a leading provider of optimization solutions in the western Canadian oil & gas industry. The acquisition of T-RAM Canada by Well Master Corporation represents a unique opportunity for both companies to leverage strengths and opportunities in the both the U.S. and Canadian oil & gas markets.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project, located 350 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Oilfield Technology Group (OTG) of Hexion Inc. (Hexion) announced the completion of its resin coated proppant manufacturing plant expansion in Canada. This expansion provides a more efficient supply of proppants to service companies and operators in the oil and gas industry.
International oilfield services company Expro has enhanced its cased hole services offering, signing a global agreement with downhole video and camera technology specialist Vision iO.