The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project, located 343 to 496 kilometres northeast of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean.
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ITT Inc.'s BIW Connector Systems brand has unveiled a new $1.5 million high pressure, high-temperature chamber for qualification testing of new electrical penetrator systems used in oil and gas wells.
Nine Energy Service, Inc. has officially completed the acquisition of Magnum Oil Tools International, LTD., a market-leading downhole technology provider serving the global oil and gas industry for over a decade. Magnum has a broad offering of proprietary downhole completions products, including dissolvable and composite frac plugs, as well as a number of other patented consumables.
More than 50 percent of reported underground utility damages are the result of insufficient excavation practices according to the 2017 DIRT Report. The Ditch Witch organization, a Charles Machine Works Company, has introduced an industry-first Virtual Reality (VR) Simulator to better prepare horizontal directional drill (HDD) operators for safe underground construction through cutting-edge training technology.
ROVOP, the independent provider of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), has announced the purchase of the entire fleet of 28 ROV systems from M2 Subsea.
Festo's newest line of FDA-compliant pneumatic tubing - PTFEN - delivers excellent high pressure, heat, corrosion and hydrolysis resistance required for harsh operating environments in many process industries. Made of polytetrafluorethylene, this extremely robust tubing is TSE-free, resistant to cleaning agent and not affected by challenging ambient atmospheric conditions. Microbes and other active agents and contaminants don't stick to polytetrafluorethylene, making PTFEN tubing easier to clean and ideal for manufacturing in the chemical and other industries.
Leslie Controls, a CIRCOR International brand, and a worldwide manufacturer of valves for the power generation, industrial, marine and oil and gas markets for over a century, features its K-Max Eccentric Plug Rotary Control Valve, one of the most versatile and robust valves of its type, and an improvement on the performance and durability of traditional rotary control valves. The K-Max incorporates the cam-action, low-friction plug operation that provides tight shutoff over a long service life in a variety of flow control applications, including high and low-pressure steam systems; clean, dirty, and corrosive liquids and gasses; and erosive and abrasive slurries.
As hydraulic fracturing activity ramps up in colder locations across the United States to meet growing energy demand, harsher temperatures and environmental conditions remain a challenge. Providing the market with a cold-weather solution, Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products, has launched two new products within its AQUCAR Water Treatment Microbiocides portfolio: AQUCAR TN 250 LT Water Treatment Microbiocide and AQUCAR 7140 LT Water Treatment Microbiocide.
Baker Hughes, a GE company has posted weekly rig count reports:
Pulse Oil Corp. updates well reactivation timing, announces acquisition of important Bigoray wells from third party
Pulse Oil Corp. announced an update to Pulse's Q4 2018 Bigoray well reactivation program as follows:
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC or the Group) and Baker Hughes, a GE company have signed a strategic partnership agreement, that will enable and support the growth and development of ADNOC's subsidiary, ADNOC Drilling, into a fully-integrated drilling and well construction provider. As part of the agreement, BHGE will acquire a five percent stake in ADNOC Drilling. The transaction values ADNOC Drilling at approximately $11 billion. BHGE will be the sole provider of certain proprietary leading edge and differentiated equipment and technologies related to the integrated drilling offering, supporting ADNOC Drilling's growth. Together, ADNOC and BHGE will deliver more competitive well completion times, greater drilling efficiencies and better well economics, and will capitalize on new business opportunities as ADNOC Drilling grows through its new expanded offering.
Trinidad Drilling Ltd. today announced that the respective boards of directors for Trinidad and Precision Drilling Corporation have unanimously agreed to a strategic combination of the two companies, creating an industry-leading contract driller.
Siemens will highlight its midstream oil and gas solutions and services during the upcoming GMRC trade fair and conference in Kansas City, Missouri, September 30 - October 3.
Smith Bits, a Schlumberger company, has launched the HyperBlade hyperbolic diamond element bit that reduces drilling costs by improving the rate of penetration (ROP), while maintaining steering response and directional tracking in soft and plastic rock formations.
Schlumberger launched the CemFIT Shield mud-sealing cement system at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SPE ATCE). The CemFIT Shield system provides the industry's first zonal isolation technology specifically designed to improve isolation between hydraulic fracturing stages in long horizontal wells.
Saturn Oil & Gas Inc. has commenced drilling of their 20 well horizontal drill program that will run to the end of Q1/2019. The first well of the Program was spud on September 11th, 2018 upon the successful closing of the previously announced USD $20 million revolving note facility with Prudential Capital Group.
Pulse Oil Corp. has provided an operational update on a number of its drilling and other projects, including the company's EOR modelling project at Bigoray and its Queenstown drilling.
Honeywell's UOP Russell business has introduced a new high recovery cryogenic gas processing plant that is 50 percent larger than other pre-engineered plants currently available. With a capacity of 300 million standard cubic feet per day, the new SC-30 gas plant employs Ortloff Recycle Split Vapor technology that can recover more than 99 percent of high-value ethane from natural gas.
Weatherford International recently announced the commercial release of a new Rotaflex long-stroke pumping unit that improves artificial-lift efficiency in challenging applications including deep, high-volume and high gas-to-liquids wells.
Baker Hughes, a GE company, has introduced its Magnefficient permanent magnet motor (PMM), which enables operators to increase electrical submersible pumping (ESP) system efficiency, thereby lowering power requirements and overall lifting costs.
Schlumberger introduced the GyroSphere MEMS gyro-while-drilling service at Offshore Northern Seas (ONS). The GyroSphere service responds to the needs of E&P companies for a faster and more rugged, gyro-surveying while-drilling tool that increases drilling efficiency and reliability while reducing drilling risks.
Nine Energy Service, Inc. has rolled out new, specially designed wireline trucks, unlike any other in use today. The new trucks, named SkyVIEW, were uniquely engineered to enhance safety and reliability to eliminate downtime and further improve successes in wireline operations. The new trucks will begin initial operations at Nine's Permian and Northeast locations starting in the third quarter of 2018.
Cubility AS, a provider of solids control solutions that improve efficiencies, solids control and HSE around drilling operations, has launched the latest evolution of its solids control solution, the MudCube X.
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.
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.