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Halliburton releases direct fracture monitoring service
Halliburton Co. has released its ExpressFiber, a single-use fiber-optic cable that is designed to offer accurate, direct subsurface measurements at a price point that enables fracture monitoring on every well pad. It uses distributed acoustic sensing to acquire a direct measurement of microseismic, strain and temperature. Paired with their intelligent fracturing and subsurface monitoring services, ExpressFiber provides real-time actionable insights of fracture growth and well interference, allowing operators to improve completions designs and gain overall capital efficiency. It is designed to withstand downhole conditions for the duration of the stimulation treatment before degrading and has no impact to subsequent fracturing operations in offset wellbores. Through an exclusive five-year agreement for North America Unconventionals, ExpressFiber will be enabled by FiberLine Intervention.
EnerCorp's new technology mitigates sand-related flowback issues
EnerCorp Engineered Solutions has released its eFlowback technology, which is designed to autonomously mitigate sand-related flowback issues while reducing equipment and personnel costs and increasing safety on location. eFlowback was developed in collaboration with bpx energy. The technology enables the entire job site to run autonomously, significantly reducing the need for personnel on site. Through the Automated Control Unit, operators can carefully monitor the full ecosystem, which begins with a Sahara Advanced Cyclone, EnerCorp's sand separation technology.
Nabors, Halliburton creating synergies between well planning and rig operations
Halliburton will work with Nabors to connect digital well planning from Well Construction 4.0 with onsite execution using the Nabors’ SmartRig system, helping customers increase efficiencies and access well elements and real-time information. The Landmark and Nabors Drilling Solutions technology uses an open architecture and provides operators with the ability to integrate seamlessly into their existing workflows and use these tools immediately.
TotalEnergies partners with Technip to advance low-carbon solutions for LNG and offshore facilities
TotalEnergies and Technip Energies have signed a technical cooperation agreement to jointly develop low-carbon solutions for LNG production and offshore facilities to accelerate the energy transition. Both parties will explore new concepts and technologies to reduce carbon footprints of existing facilities and greenfield projects in key areas, such as cryogeny, production and use of hydrogen for power generation or processes for carbon capture, utilization and storage. By partnering, Technip and TotalEnergies rely on complementary expertise to decarbonize LNG plants and offshore facilities.
Fluid Automation Station partners with Alliance OGP to offer dual-fuel services to the oil & gas industry
Fluid Automation Station has partnered with Alliance OGP to offer dual-fuel solutions, providing oil and gas E&P operators and completions companies access to cleaner and more affordable energy. Alliance combines its mobile fuel gas conditioning and distribution systems with its technical expertise in treating natural gas to help operators use wellhead gas, CNG or LNG to fuel their operations. Fluid Automation Station will use its fuel distribution technology in conjunction with Alliance to offer a complete dual-fuel solution.
Reveal Energy's completions evaluation platform adds DAS interpretation tools
Reveal Energy Services has released its ORCHID completions evaluation platform, version 2021.2, that supports the interpretation and analysis of distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) data acquired from casing or dip-in fiber optics. The platform 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. In addition to DAS support, it also adds functionality to generate microseismic event density volumes and interprets them from any orientation in 3D using independently rotatable sampling regions of interest and interactive real-time color-map manipulation.
Neptune Energy’s wells digitized with gaming tech to enhance production, cut costs
Neptune Energy announced the digitalization of its portfolio of subsea wells in Norway using a data visualization platform based on 3D gaming technology to enhance drilling and production efficiency and reduce time and costs. The new digital twins of Neptune’s wells were developed in collaboration with InformatiQ. The developer’s GeologiQ cloud-based software combined raw E&P data in 3D and 2D environments and used 3D gaming technology to enable Neptune’s drilling and wells teams to visualize both historical and live data to improve well design and incorporate learnings in future operations.
Analysts predict that operators could reach pre-pandemic crude oil production outputs by October 2022, with Permian Basin production expected to rise 5.7 MMbbl/d next year.
DT Midstream is the “only independent, mid-cap, C-corp, gas-focused midstream company in the premier areas of the Marcellus/Utica and Haynesville shales,” according to the company website.
Enterprise’s agreement to acquire Warburg-backed Navitas comes as a surprise, analysts say, given Enterprise’s recent capital discussions and messaged preference for downstream.