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October 2022
Using advanced snubbing equipment has enhanced completion and workover efficiencies in developing Vaca Muerta shale resources. The new hydraulic completion units increase performance and enable the operator to push the technical limits of extended lateral well completions.
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October 2022
The concept of nanobubbles was not proposed until 1994, to explain the underpredicted attractive forces observed between hydrophobic surfaces in water. Their existence in a solution, or even if that were accepted, their ability to maintain their size and suspension in a solution, has been the subject of controversy and considerable experimentation.
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November 08, 2022
It became clear from speakers at last week's IADC meeting that publicly held operators continue to utilize technology to improve their efficiencies and bottom lines while pursuing careful paths toward E&P expansion, keeping a close eye on shareholder returns.
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November 02, 2022
(WO) — Oil and gas production will be boosted and net zero targets supported thanks to a new partnership between the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) and an online platform encouraging the innovative use of technology across the U.K. Continental Shelf.
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November 01, 2022
(WO) — Clariant Oil Services is expanding in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with the launch of its state-of-the-art facility for advanced oil and gas solutions. Located in the Dubai Science Park (DSP) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the EMEA Technical Center will leverage the latest technologies and more sustainable oilfield chemicals.
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October 31, 2022
Ahmed Al Jaber, chief executive of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), called for maximum energy with minimum emissions to ensure global energy security in his opening address at the 38th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition Conference (ADIPEC).
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September 02, 2022
Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Shell plc, will sell its 100% interest in Shell Onshore Ventures LLC to IKAV for about $2 billion, effectively ending Shell's upstream operations in California.
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August 23, 2022
Malaysian state oil company Petroliam Nasional Bhd. has started inviting bids for its upstream assets in Africa, which could fetch as much as $3 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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August 12, 2022
The World Oil judging team selected finalists for each of the 18 categories from a pool of 303 nominations. The winners will be announced at the 2022 World Oil Awards ceremony on Oct. 13 in Houston, Texas.
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July 19, 2022
A4I gives UK companies of any size access to the UK’s top scientists and most advanced facilities, techniques and technologies in the world. It aims to boost productivity and competitiveness by helping companies to solve problems in innovative ways.
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July 05, 2022
For over 20 years, the World Oil Awards have recognized and honored the upstream energy industry’s leading innovators and innovations and recognized changes in technology that have made a lasting impact. Nominations for this year's awards will be accepted through this Saturday, July 9, at midnight CST.
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May 04, 2022
Devon Energy Corp., one of the biggest oil explorers in the Permian Basin, is getting into the sand business to combat rising costs.
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March 17, 2022
This prestigious award is presented to OTC exhibitors who are revolutionizing the future of offshore energy through technological advancement and innovation.
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March 10, 2022
Schlumberger expanded its INNOVATION FACTORI network with the opening of a new center in Houston, Texas.
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February 17, 2022
Houston biotech startup Cemvita Factory is partnering with U.S. gas-equipment manufacturer Chart Industries Inc. to use oil-eating microbes to make hydrogen.
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October 2021
We need a pragmatic approach to meeting global energy needs
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October 25, 2021
Exxon Mobil Corp. is weighing salary increases as it tries to halt employee attrition across its business divisions after sweeping job and benefit cuts.
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October 14, 2021
Honorees received awards in 18 categories, encompassing the full breadth of the upstream industry. Today’s innovations, many of which would have seemed far-fetched a generation ago, are enabling operators to find and produce hydrocarbons more safely, economically, and efficiently.
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October 13, 2021
The objective of the WPC Excellence Awards is to distinguish companies, institutions or any public or private organization engaged in the oil and gas industry for promoting or operating with high excellence standards.
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September 30, 2021
Now in its second year, this program is free to students and educators and its mission is to empower and encourage them to delve into the energy industry and its many career fields through a variety of video showcases, virtual tours, and virtual visits to classrooms by respected professionals.
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September 17, 2021
The Council recognized members for exceptional leadership and accomplishments on behalf of the energy services and technology sector during its 2021 Annual Meeting, held in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM.
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