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Cleansorb formulation increases production from mature wells

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.

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Petroteq to test equipment for non-conventional oil production

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.  

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Halliburton's EarthStar doubles depth of investigation of current LWD tech

Halliburton's EarthStar doubles depth of investigation of current LWD tech

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.

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Drilling companies reach agreement to combine under AKITA name

Drilling companies reach agreement to combine under AKITA name

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.

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Keyera to go ahead with Wapiti plant phase two

Keyera to go ahead with Wapiti plant phase two

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.

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All-terrain Link-Belt ATC3275 puts in the hours on oil and gas jobs

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. 

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ProSolv line from Suez reformulated for greater sour gas scavenging

ProSolv line from Suez reformulated for greater sour gas scavenging

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. 

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Mini flow loop system for testing fracturing fluids

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.

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