Hydraulic Fracturing

News
November 21, 2022
A frac-sand plant in the Eagle Ford region of Texas erupted in flames over the weekend, imperiling supplies of a key component in shale drilling.
News
October 26, 2022
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will restore a ban on shale gas fracing, rowing back a controversial short-lived plan by his predecessor Liz Truss on his first full day in the top job.
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October 26, 2022
GD Energy Products has partnered with U.S. Well Services to supply 3,000 horsepower pumps for their Nyx Clean Fleet. Each custom-designed pump is powered by an electric drive motor to create an environmentally sustainable frac unit.
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October 25, 2022
Natural gas prices in West Texas dipped below zero for the first time since 2020 as booming production overwhelms pipeline networks, trapping supplies in the region.
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October 25, 2022
Halliburton Co. surpassed profit expectations amid a tight market for oilfield supplies as the world’s biggest provider of frac services gears up for increasing activity around the world.
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October 19, 2022
Prime Minister Liz Truss’s government issued a stark warning to Conservative MPs not to back an opposition motion on fracing, as party managers struggle to control mutinous lawmakers.
News
October 14, 2022
Don’t expect U.S. shale producers to ride to the rescue as the world clamors for more oil, according to Energy Aspects.
News
October 12, 2022
Diamondback Energy Inc. agreed to buy closely held FireBird Energy LLC in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.6 billion, enabling the U.S. shale oil producer to grow in the Permian Basin.
Whitepaper

Direct-Drive Turbine Technology Powers Eco-Conscious Hydraulic Fracturing

October 05, 2022
Catalyst Energy Services
News
September 26, 2022
Now, in a sign of just how much Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has thrown global energy markets into disarray, it’s natural gas, not oil, that’s becoming more coveted in U.S. shale fields.
News
September 22, 2022
A national green light for fracing, the technique that triggered a huge boom in shale oil and gas in the U.S., is one of a handful of measures from Britain’s new leader to increase energy supplies in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It’s a controversial move that rolls back pledges made by her predecessor Boris Johnson in the government’s election manifesto.
Article
September 2022
An integrated approach delivering high wellbore quality across multiple reservoir sections enables an operator to successfully run and set a multi-stage fracing completion or cemented liner. It also ensures that curve and horizontal section objectives are met when drilling across unstable reservoirs.
News
September 08, 2022
New British Prime Minister Liz Truss removed a ban on drilling for shale gas, an effort to boost domestic energy supply that will have to overcome the same obstacles that stymied the industry for the past decade.
Webcast

Automate your frac pad with TechnipFMC’s iComplete™ CyberFrac™

September 29, 2022
TechnipFMC
TechnipFMC’s iComplete™ CyberFrac™ system is a fully digital and automated platform for controlling equipment operations during hydraulic fracturing through app-based configurability. In this webcast, John Eden will explain how this system enables well site managers and their teams to follow approved procedures and establish sitewide operational awareness through the Digital Handshake™ while reducing manual errors. John will also be joined by Tara West and Kelly McFadgen from Marathon Oil Corporation to offer customer testimonial to how CyberFrac has provided versatility and flexibility to their frac pads and the improvement they have seen firsthand after implementing the system within their Bakken asset.
News
September 07, 2022
Century Tool and Gage, a Tooling Tech Group company and a precision machining and composites tooling specialist, has announced its ability to provide the machining services required for producing fracing blocks, also known as fluid-end blocks or quints.
Article
September 2022
Innovation in hydraulic fracturing equipment design and engineering has resulted in field-proven technology for emission reduction, operational efficiency and cost-savings. The direct-drive turbine for fracturing application has come of age.
News
September 01, 2022
Investors desperate for clues on the outlook for U.S. shale oil production now have one of their first official forecasts for 2023, with the new chief executive officers of Permian Resources Corp. planning a 10% increase to take advantage of elevated crude prices.
News
August 25, 2022
U.S. shale producers are on course to make nearly $200 billion this year, enough to make the industry debt-free by 2024 and potentially fund a pivot toward more natural gas production, according to Deloitte LLP.
News
August 10, 2022
Devon Energy Corp. agreed to acquire Validus Energy for about $1.8 billion in cash to expand in the Eagle Ford shale patch in South Texas.
News
August 08, 2022
U.S. shale oil drillers continue to show little sign of responding to high global prices with more production, only now it's not just their focus on rewarding shareholders that's holding them back, but also a preoccupation with soaring costs.
Article
August 2022
Voluntary capital discipline may not be the only reason that operators are keeping a tight rein on production growth. Celestial intervention may also be at play, says the chief of one pure-play South Texas operator.
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