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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 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.

Decarbonizing with digital: Improving drilling and well construction performance, sustainably

Davy McCullough

Industry mandates for more sustainable operations and higher performance are reshaping drilling/well construction. For years, digital innovation has been important for improving efficiency and enabling returns-focused performance. Today, digital is equally important in reducing CO2 emissions to mitigate climate change.

Keeping connected

Mark Watson, Zillur Rahim

Six remedies to prevent casing deformation and maintain wellbore integrity for a successful completion.

Energy Workforce & Technology Council elects Board of Directors

The Energy Workforce & Technology Council elected new officers and industry leaders during its Annual Meeting, held in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM.

EIA reports sharp decline in drilled but uncompleted shale well count

The decline in DUCs in most major U.S. onshore oil-producing regions, especially in the Permian region, reflects more well completions and, at the same time, less new well drilling activity.

Operators: Are your partners taking digital transformation beyond the drill bit?

Drew Doty, Eric Sawyer, Patricia Zarate

Streamlining day-to-day operations, using purpose-built apps, is enabling improvements for operations, maintenance and worker safety.

Stage-level flow assurance helps refine Permian field development strategy

Deanna Callahan, Talgat Shokanov, John Oliver

Nanoparticle tracers provide affordable solution for sweet spot identification, frac hit avoidance and well spacing understanding.

Texas drilling permits and completions show mixed performance in August

According to figures released September 3rd by the Railroad Commission of Texas, the state’s drilling permits issued fell to their lowest level since May, while new drills hit their highest total since March.

Biden’s infrastructure plan to boost Permian shale drillers and local economies

A coalition of energy companies, along with state and local partners, plans to spend $844 million on roads, education, workforce development, housing, broadband and health care in the region, according to the Permian Strategic Partnership, which assembled the group.

Halliburton and Voltagrid team to reduce Chesapeake Energy’s Marcellus shale emissions

The high-performing electric frac solution reduced emissions for Chesapeake by 32% and applied over 25 megawatts of lower-carbon power generation by leveraging Chesapeake’s local field gas network.

‘Live’ DUC count hits 2013 low as the US continues to frac more than it drills

US tight oil operators have for several months been depleting their inventory of drilled but uncompleted wells (DUCs) and, amid a slower drilling response, the number of ‘live’ DUCs in the country’s major oil regions slumped to 2,381 wells in June 2021, the lowest level since 2013, a Rystad Energy analysis reveals.

Halliburton launches low cost, direct fracture monitoring service

Halliburton Company introduced ExpressFiber, a single-use fiber optic cable that offers accurate, direct subsurface measurements, including cross-well communication, at a price point that enables fracture monitoring on every well pad.

Corva and NexTier partner to improve ESG and innovation delivery via remote completions management

By leveraging the combined strengths of their digital oilfield solutions, the partnership provides a single, unified solution to accelerate innovation and optimize every completions operation.

Reveal Energy Services enhances ORCHID with distributed acoustic sensing interpretation tools

The platform now enables operators to integrate DAS data with offset pressure, microseismic, tracers, logs, and geologic information for a 360-degree interpretation of the physics driving well, pad, and unit development performance.

Halliburton projects ‘multi-year upcycle’ in oilfield services spending

“The positive activity momentum we see in North America and international markets today, combined with our expectations for future customer demand, gives us conviction for an unfolding multi-year upcycle,” CEO Jeff Miller said.

Seneca Resources, NexTier to develop comprehensive emissions testing for well completions work

This carbon emissions assessment is expected to be the most comprehensive testing of real-time well stimulation operations performed within the industry to date, with independent third-party testing to be performed for each of these technologies during Seneca’s field operations.

Highwood exporting advanced well service rigs to Middle East on massive cargo plane

Highwood Equipment Technologies Inc. is transporting two of the world’s most advanced automated well service rigs to the Sultanate of Oman.

Schlumberger commits to net zero 2050 greenhouse gas targets

Schlumberger’s decarbonization plan leverages technology to address operational emissions, customer emissions, and carbon-negative actions.

Schlumberger CEO looks forward to a profitable 2022 in non-U.S. markets

The world’s biggest oilfield contractor joined rivals Halliburton and Baker Hughes this week in predicting expansion in overseas work and a more muted recovery in North America through the rest of 2021. Global oil demand should return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of next year, if not sooner, Schlumberger CEO Olivier Le Peuch told analysts on Friday.

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