Exploration & Production , Shale Plays , Drilling , Digital Oilfield

Shale Solutions: Driving Drilling Performance To Lower Operating Costs

New-generation downhole motor delivers increased horsepower, torque and durability to drill the curve and lateral in one run and drill extended-lateral sections.

January 17, 2020


DNV GL Publishes New Standard To Reduce Risk During Horizontal Drilling

A new standard for site investigation, engineering, planning and execution of pipeline installation through horizontal directional drilling (HDD), has been published by DNV GL, the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry said on Jan 15.

January 16, 2020

Shale Plays , Drilling

STEP Energy Services Completes Inaugural Coiled Tubing Job In North Dakota

STEP Energy Services (STEP) performed its first coiled tubing job in North Dakota earlier this month for an independent oil producer in the area, the company said on Jan. 16.

January 16, 2020

Drilling , Pressure Pumping

Gardner Denver Field Trials Thunder 5000 HP Quintuplex Pump

Gardner Denver Petroleum & Industrial Pumps, the leading total solutions provider for the drilling, well servicing and frac pumps market, said on Jan. 14 it has entered into a six-month field trial of its new Thunder 5000 HP Quintuplex pump, at STEP Energy Services’ in Alberta, Canada. 

January 15, 2020

Exploration & Production , Drilling

Canadian Drillers Added 118 Rigs Last Week; Most In Five Years

Drillers added 118 rigs during the week ended Jan. 10, bringing the total count up to 203, the highest since March 2019, data from Baker Hughes Co. showed on Jan. 13.

January 14, 2020

Shale Plays , Drilling , Completions , Pressure Pumping , Water Management

Anadarko Basin’s Wastewater, Frac Sand Woes

Oil and gas experts examine current practices to better mitigate water-related issues in the Anadarko Basin. Meanwhile, direct-sourcing sand gains ground.

January 14, 2020

Unconventional , Drilling

Directional Drilling Move Leads To Improvements For Chevron

Bringing directional drillers together in the Permian Basin has resulted in improved communication and more sharing of knowledge, a company engineer says.

January 13, 2020

Business , Exploration & Production , International , Drilling

Three Years After $1 Billion Venezuela Deal, US Oilfield Firm Shuts Doors

Horizontal Well Drillers LLC, a closely held U.S. driller, has shut its doors, according to three people familiar with the matter.

January 13, 2020

Exploration & Production , Drilling , Digital Oilfield

Texas A&M Research Team Creates System Opening Door For Autonomous Drilling

Texas A&M researchers partnered with E-Spectrum Technologies to create an advanced drilling advisory system funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

January 10, 2020

Exploration & Production , Shale Plays , Drilling , Digital Oilfield

Shale Solutions: Combining Drilling Power And Operational Flexibility

Downhole adjustable motor addresses directional drilling challenges for shale operators.

January 10, 2020