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Landmark launches DecisionSpace software to improve production potential

Landmark launches DecisionSpace software to improve production potential

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.

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Are all excavators the same?

Among the top brands, many believe all excavators are the same. But when you look closely, you can spot the small differences in design that add up to huge differences in productivity and efficiency — differences that can boost your profitability. 


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Dow describes how biocides benefit fracturing operations

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.

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Encana, Keyera reach deal over Pipestone Liquids Hub and processing facility

Encana, Keyera reach deal over Pipestone Liquids Hub and processing facility

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.

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Birchcliff Energy, AltaGas reach agreement for long-term natural gas processing

Birchcliff Energy, AltaGas reach agreement for long-term natural gas processing

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. 

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Coupling designed to reduce well failures

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.

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New perforating gun system from Schlumberger improves well productivity

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.

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Cat power selected to run well stimulation power module

Cat power selected to run well stimulation power module

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."

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Cenovus provides first-quarter update, responds to pipeline constraints and price differentials

Cenovus provides first-quarter update, responds to pipeline constraints and price differentials

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.

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Well Master acquires T-RAM Canada

Well Master acquires T-RAM Canada

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.

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Evolution launches new features for MWD system

Evolution launches new features for MWD system

Evolution Engineering Inc. has announced the release of electromagnetic (EM) downlink capabilities for its flagship product EvoOne, the first Unified Telemetry measurement while drilling (MWD) system. EM Downlink joins an already extensive feature set for this best-in-class MWD system which provides the industry's most rapid and reliable downhole communication using electromagnetic telemetry. 

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Vermeer and Mincon form distribution alliance for rock tools

Vermeer and Mincon will work together to provide rock tooling to the HDD industry and others around the world.

Two of the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry's leading equipment and tooling manufacturers, Vermeer Corporation and Mincon Group PLC, have formed a distribution alliance to expand contractors' access to quality rock tooling worldwide. As part of the agreement, Vermeer dealers are now the exclusive channel for Mincon HDD air hammer systems, HDD pull reaming hammers and HDD support equipment, including HDD support stations and oilers.

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