Drilling & Production News
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The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Southeastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project, located 300 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) has released its 2019 Canadian Drilling Activity Forecast. PSAC expects a total of 6,600 wells (rig releases) to be drilled in Canada in 2019. For 2018, the Association's final revised forecast predicts a yearly total of 6,980 wells.
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.
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.
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.
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.