Drilling

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July 2022
Predicting sand erosion, using computer simulation, and exploring ways in which the reliability of the predictions has been enhanced, leading to safer, more efficient operations.
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July 06, 2022
Frac sand, which gets blasted through shale rocks to unlock oil and natural gas, is averaging $55 a ton, up from $22 at the end of 2021. Demand is climbing as oil explorers turn the taps back on after Covid-driven cutbacks.
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June 29, 2022
Environmental groups sued the Biden administration to block its revival of plans to allow new oil drilling on public land in western states.
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June 27, 2022
BiSN, a supplier of sealing solutions and technology to the global oil and gas industry, announced that it has completed its 300th deployment, helping operators around the world to effectively solve common downhole flow issues.
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June 27, 2022
Energy Workforce & Technology Council's CEO said the EPA’s regulatory notice that it is considering designating parts of the Permian Basin as non-attainment zones which could trigger mandatory regulatory actions by the state of Texas would be detrimental to energy security.
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June 27, 2022
Ecuador’s oil production is likely to halt completely within 48 hours if road blocks and vandalizing of oil wells continue, the Energy Ministry said in an emailed statement.
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June 24, 2022
The Biden administration is considering triggering tougher anti-smog requirements that could curb drilling across parts of the Permian Basin, the world’s biggest oil field that straddles Texas and New Mexico.
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June 2022
Early oil and gas developers considered the Permian basin a graveyard. However, this changed in 1923, and set off a series of major oil and gas discoveries that ultimately led to the development of greater Permian basin.
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June 2022
Crude prices climbed in May, as the war in Ukraine persisted. Experts predicted a drawn-out battle, which exacerbated concerns over the loss of Russian supplies, even after the war ends.
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June 2022
Marcellus shale gas wells are often challenged by increasing liquid loading frequency, yielding decreased production, reduced workforce efficiency, and increased GHG emissions, due to required well interventions. Leveraging data-driven, cloud-based plunger lift optimization, CNX Resources increased gas production and reduced GHG emissions.
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June 23, 2022
In an effort that has been underway for several years and is now set against a backdrop of triple-digit oil prices, oil and gas companies are continuing attempts to devise new methods of increasing production from existing unconventional wells.
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June 20, 2022
Hydro Drilling Global, Inc. (HD), an affiliate of Hydro Drilling S.r.l., announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Nabors Drilling International Limited (NDIL), an affiliate of Nabors Industries Ltd. to market and deploy Nabors’ technologies and services in Europe and Africa.
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June 20, 2022
Energean plc announced that it has extended its growth drilling program by exercising its options to drill two further wells with Stena Drilling Limited and to provide an update on the initial results of the KM-04 appraisal well.
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June 17, 2022
Targa Resources Corp. has agreed to buy Permian natural gas processor Lucid Energy Delaware LLC from Riverstone Holdings LLC and Goldman Sachs Asset Management for $3.55 billion in cash.
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June 10, 2022
The Dutch Mining Council, an independent advisory body to the government, told the cabinet in a letter that it should consider tapping Groningen as an emergency measure to fill storage for the winter, with Russian supplies due to be stopped by the end of the year.
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June 10, 2022
The owners of Laredo Energy VI LP, a gas driller focused in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, are considering a sale of the company worth up to $1 billion, according to people with knowledge of the situation.
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June 09, 2022
The U.K. has given permission for new drilling in the countryside south of London to establish the size of a natural gas field, as the government seeks to boost domestic energy production due to price volatility amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.
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June 01, 2022
KCA Deutag announced it has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement to acquire Saipem SpA’s onshore drilling business for a total consideration payable at closing of $550 million in cash and 10% equity interest in the group.
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May 25, 2022
Petrodel Resources Ltd., oil and gas reserves development and energy company, has announced its intention to revive its operations in Tanzania.
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May 2022
Despite restricted Russian supply, due to the war in Ukraine, crude prices slipped in April. WTI dropped 6.2% to $101.78/bbl, with Brent trading at $101.78/bbl, down 13.2% compared to March. Despite lower prices, U.S. operators finally started ramping up drilling activity, which is typically the case in a high-price environment.
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May 11, 2022
Weekly U.S. crude oil production declined for the first time in three months, signaling that soaring costs across the oil fields may be preventing drillers from expanding output.
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