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ADNOC awards Baker Hughes two major contracts through its local partners

Baker Hughes has been awarded two contracts from ADNOC this week for equipment and services across multiple upstream fields and projects in the United Arab Emirates.

Leveraging oil and gas digitalization to emerge from the pandemic

Bimal Venkatesh, Weatherford

Following the pandemic, companies are adjusting operating philosophies to focus more on production optimization and maximize existing investments. This growing need has fueled interest in the latest digital offerings, especially for remote operations, visualization, Edge automation and artificial intelligence.

Superior Energy Services launches RestoreCem self-healing cement system

Superior Energy Services, a global leader in providing specialized oilfield services and equipment throughout the lifecycle of oil and gas wells, has launched its RestoreCem self-healing cement system to broaden its portfolio of products and enhance its service and support capabilities in the Middle East.

Digital oilfield partnerships accelerate delivery of completions innovation

Greg McDonald, Corva; Ben Dickinson, NexTier

Harnessing the digital oil field and building fit-for-purpose business analytics allows E&Ps and service companies to navigate market forces, manage the energy transition, automate processes, contain costs, reduce carbon footprint, and deliver better wells in less time.

Loss of IDCs and Percentage Depletion could cost Texas 120,000 direct upstream jobs, says Alliance

As U.S. House Democrats inch closer to striking a deal on a massive Budget Reconciliation package with their counterparts in the Senate, it is important to note the potential implications for jobs in the upstream sector of the U.S. oil and gas industry.

California’s Monterey county loses bid to restart oil drilling ban

A coastal California county’s attempt to curb new oil and gas development suffered another blow when an appeals court upheld a ruling striking down a ban on new wells and hydraulic fracturing.

Brunei Shell Petroleum Company and AccessESP successfully complete GoRigless ESP pilot project

The GoRigless ESP System is a proprietary through-tubing deployment and slickline-retrieval technology for AccessESP high-performance permanent magnet motors and industry-standard ESP pumps.

Halliburton And VoltaGrid enter multi-year contract with Aethon Energy for electric fracturing solution

Halliburton Company and VoltaGrid LLC have entered into a multi-year contract with Aethon Energy to deploy an advanced, all-electric fracturing solution in the Haynesville Shale.

Electric fracturing is catching on, but environmentalists are not impressed

Low-carbon hydraulic fracturing is gaining traction across the U.S. But since it still extracts the very oil and gas that fossil-fuel critics want the world to stop consuming altogether, not everyone’s convinced.

Schlumberger and AVEVA to advance digital solutions for oil and gas production operations

Schlumberger and AVEVA announced an agreement to integrate edge, AI and cloud digital solutions to help operators optimize oil and gas production.

Mid-Year Forecast: International operators make their way forward carefully

Cameron Wallace, Kurt Abraham, World Oil

Although global oil and gas demand has recovered much of the ground lost last year, there are plenty of question marks left in the market for operators to navigate, including ESG and renewables challenges.

Mid-Year Forecast: U.S. to see uptick as crude prices climb, demand recovers

Craig Fleming, Kurt Abraham, World Oil

Despite analysts’ dire predictions about Covid-19’s short-term/long-term effects on the industry, demand and oil prices recovered significantly in second-and-third-quarter 2021. Even with consistently higher oil prices, U.S. operators showed uncharacteristic restraint, focusing on debt reduction and shrinking the DUC backlog rather than new drilling.

Engineering for the long term

Dean Carey, Logan Industries

In the oilfield, providing insight to current problems and offering foresight into potential future problems should form the bedrock of client engagement. Engineers and technicians working on a clients’ machinery should treat it as if it were their own.

Innovative approach optimizes the completion cycle

Frederico Carvalho, Varun Pai, Superior Energy Completion Services

A service company deployed new concepts and improved completion technologies to deliver an innovative operational process improvement, devising a one-trip solution that saved days/weeks off the work schedule, for subsea well stimulation in the Santos basin, offshore Brazil.

SnubWell: Advancing the completions market bit by byte

Jarodd Hargis, Kevin Hollerich, Deep Well Services

In 2019, Deep Well Services launched their greenfield SnubWell program, marking an industry-first data acquisition system custom-tailored to Hydraulic Completion Unit operations.

Gardner Denver High Pressure Solutions becomes GD Energy Products

Gardner Denver High Pressure Solutions has been renamed GD Energy Products to better reflect its commitment to the upstream oil and gas market.

Halliburton launches new cement system to reduce sustained casing pressure

Halliburton introduced IsoBond, a cement system that reduces sustained casing pressure at its source to deliver a barrier that minimizes fluid loss, shortens transition time, and improves shear bonding.

Frac-related earthquakes spur crackdown from Texas regulator

After six earthquakes rattled the Permian basin over the past 19 months, the Texas oil regulator is asking drillers to cut back on the amount of wastewater they’re pumping underground.

Unconventional fracturing: Implications of particle transport through the casing

Phil Snider, GEODynamics

GEODynamics and operators surface-tested typical unconventional fracturing configurations and determined that particle transport and fluid velocities impact proppant placement.

LYTT and Baker Hughes join to accelerate digital transformation in oil and gas

The collaboration agreement creates a new offering for customers by combining LYTT’s fiber optic data analytics and cloud-based software with Baker Hughes’ completions and well intervention hardware and service expertise.