People , Drilling , Completions , Artificial Lift

ChampionX Appoints Mohammed Al-Khalifa as First General Manager for Saudi Arabia

ChampionX has appointed Mohammed Al-Khalifa to the newly created role of general manager of Saudi Arabia to spearhead the region for further growth in 2021, the company said on Feb. 2.

February 2, 2021

Exploration & Production , Drilling

Houston-based Drilling Firm Takes on Hard Rock Challenges

Testing is in final stages for a new impact drilling system that Houston-based Particle Drilling Technologies says will help unlock currently inaccessible reservoirs of oil and gas.

January 26, 2021

Earnings , Drilling

Schlumberger Echoes Rivals’ Oil Recovery Predictions after Results Beat

Schlumberger NV on Jan. 22 joined rivals in predicting a steady recovery in the oil industry this year after the worl’'s top oilfield services provider’s fourth-quarter results beat estimates, aided partly by growing drilling demand.

January 22, 2021

Earnings , Drilling

Baker Hughes Says Energy Downturn to Bottom out This Year

Oilfield equipment and services provider Baker Hughes Co. on Jan. 21 joined larger rival Halliburton Co in saying the energy industry’s worst downturn in decades would turn a corner this year.

January 21, 2021

People , Drilling

ChampionX CFO Jay A. Nutt to Retire, Kenneth Fisher Named as Successor

Fisher will resign from the board effective February 1, 2021.

January 20, 2021

Earnings , Drilling , Digital Oilfield , Completions

Halliburton Profit Beats Estimates on Cost Cuts, Demand Recovery

Halliburton Co. posted a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit on Jan. 19, buoyed by cost cuts and a recovery in demand for oilfield equipment and services after last year’s industry slump.

January 19, 2021

Drilling , Digital Oilfield , Logistics

IDS to Deploy Rig Reporting, Performance Analytics across Stena Drilling Fleet

Independent Data Services (IDS), a leading provider of cloud reporting and analytics for the oil and gas industry, has been awarded a six-figure fleet-wide deal on Jan. 13 with Stena Drilling for the world’s first fully integrated online reporting and analytics services. 

January 14, 2021

Exploration & Production , Drilling , Digital Oilfield

E&P Plus Drilling Automation: The Future of Remote Operations with Managed Pressure Drilling

Focusing on automation can remove operators from controlling the system.

January 4, 2021

Exploration & Production , Drilling , Digital Oilfield

E&P Plus Drilling Automation: Transforming Well Construction with Autonomous Directional Drilling

The well construction domain needs to transform and can do so by leveraging intelligent and autonomous systems.

January 4, 2021

Health, Safety & Environment , Drilling , Logistics

E&P Plus Mature Fields: When Poor Integrity Leads to Blowout

A case study reviews well integrity in ageing assets and the remediation efforts required in the aftermath of a land-based well blowout in the Middle East.

January 4, 2021