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Newfield building water recycling facility in Oklahoma

Newfield Exploration Company employees break ground on a water recycling facility in Kingfisher County, Okla.
Newfield Exploration Company employees break ground on a water recycling facility in Kingfisher County, Okla.

Newfield Exploration Company has broken ground on a water recycling facility in Kingfisher County, Okla. The facility is expected to process approximately 30,000 bbl/day of water upon completion in early July. The facility will utilize aerated biologic treatment technology to convert produced water into recycled water for hydraulic fracturing operations. The treatment process uses natural and enhanced bioremediation, or good bacteria and nutrients, to separate and break down any existing impurities in the produced water.

The result is a high-quality water primarily free of impurities. Newfield has invested more than $40 million to date in water management infrastructure in its STACK play operations.

WCS forms alliance with Drilbert Engineering

Well Control School (WCS) has announced an alliance with Drilbert Engineering to provide advanced technical drilling operational training for the oil and gas industry. Drilling Supervision and Trouble Free Drilling courses, instructed by Drilbert Founder John Mitchell, will be delivered  through  this  alliance.

Keppel, Borr Drilling sign agreement for five jackups

Keppel FELS has entered into an agreement with Borr Drilling, with the approval of Transocean, whereby the construction contracts for five jackups being built by Keppel FELS for Transocean will be novated to Borr Drilling. The completion of the transaction is expected to take place by the end of May 2017.

Henderson acquires AXON Drilling Products

Henderson Rigs & Equipment has announced the acquisition of AXON Drilling Products, formerly a division of AXON Energy Products. The acquisition provides Henderson with a legacy hydraulic top drive product line and intellectual property on 250/500-ton, AC-motor-driven top drives and drawworks, and other automated drilling products. It also strengthens Henderson’s capital equipment repair and service business by adding an 8C-licensed facility for top drive repair and all other overhead equipment, including a dyno capable of testing up to a 1,000-ton top drive.

GE Oil & Gas opens new deepwater facility in Ghana

GE Oil & Gas has opened a new facility in Takoradi Port, Ghana. The company has committed to deliver more than 45,000 training hours for Ghanaian personnel over the next five years. The facility, which will be the primary service center for deepwater offshore projects in Ghana, has a 1,600-sq-m indoor test area with capability for testing three subsea trees simultaneously, as well as 4,000 sq m of indoor and outdoor storage.

eDrilling and iEnergy Digital announce partnership

eDrilling and iEnergy Digital  are partnering to help E&P companies create value during drilling operations. iEnergy Digital will provide its enterprise integration, analytics and IIoT enablement solutions, while eDrilling will provide planning, training, drilling, analysis and learning solutions.

MDS, in-depth drilling solutions open new center

Murchison Drilling Schools (MDS) has partnered with In-Depth Drilling Solutions to open the first IADC WellSharp and IWCF accredited training center in Trinidad & Tobago. The center opened on 10 April.

Sanford becomes Chairman of TAM International

L. Bentley Sanford
L. Bentley Sanford

TAM International announced that L. Bentley Sanford has moved into the position of Chairman of the Board and has appointed Michael Machowski as President of the company. Mr Sanford joined TAM in 1982 and has more than 35 years of business and management experience within the oilfield services industry. He received a bachelor of science in business from Trinity University in 1978 and a J.D. degree from South Texas College of Law in 1981.

Thomassen to lead Global Maritime in Americas

Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering has appointed Espen Thomassen as Regional Manager for the Americas. Mr Thomassen has been tasked with growing Global Maritime’s business throughout the region.

Delmar announces new staff promotions

Delmar Systems has announced two promotions within the engineering group based in Delmar’s office in Houston. John Shelton will assume the role of Vice President of Engineering. Robert Garrity will become Engineering Manager/Chief Engineer for the company.

Trendsetter wins work for Noble’s Leviathan project

Trendsetter Engineering has been awarded multiple contracts to design and manufacture subsea production equipment for Noble Energy’s Leviathan Project off the coast of Israel.

Trendsetter’s scope of work include multiple clamp connection systems, subsea distribution equipment, MEG filter modules, 2-in. connection systems and subsea manifolds. Equipment deliveries will begin in late 2017.


Halliburton introduces Spectrum Fusion service

Halliburton has introduced SPECTRUM FUSION service, which includes the first real-time system using hybrid cable technology that combines fiber optic and electric to provide downhole communication and continuous power for a variety of diagnostic applications. The cable is conveyed through coiled tubing to deliver intervention, diagnostic and reservoir assessment services in one trip downhole to help operators achieve greater efficiency, safer operations and a higher return on investment.

Plugbuster completion bit reduces number of bit trips

4-625-plugbuster-xlr-11-2016Torquato Drilling Accessories’ PLUGBUSTER is a well completion bit designed for extended-range frac plug milling on long horizontal wells for removing scale, sand and other solids on wellbore clean-outs. Its tapered profile and one-piece design delivers efficient milling while reducing the number of bit trips.

GEODynamics testing SandIQ in Permian and Bakken

GEODynamics has begun field-testing its SandIQ Optimized Perforating for Diversion technology in the Permian and Bakken. The system generates optimized perforating geometry that leads to improved proppant transport in frac stages. It also uses constant and consistent perforating entry holes and penetration depths in wells regardless of gun position, well casing and formation.

InterOcean launches Oil Spill Monitoring service

InterOcean is now offering offshore oil spill monitoring as a service. Slick Sleuth Rig Guard Oil Spill Monitoring eliminates the need for facility owners and operators to purchase, install, operate and maintain their own spill monitoring system.

Cement retainer, bridge plug developed for Sakhalin wells

unknownWeatherford has announced the development and deployment of a cement retainer and bridge plug for use in wells in Sakhalin Island, Russia. The company enhanced an existing proprietary design in response to an operator request, then conducted extensive testing of the new retainer and bridge plug, according to API Specification 11D1.

The new design achieved the desired V3 rating. The tool has been tested at the pressures, temperatures and geometries expected throughout its service life.

HalenHardy introduces new spill response tool

HalenHardy has launched its Smoosh Packaging process, which enables the user to store 400% to 1,000% more Spilltration response materials than traditional spill products. For example, the SpillBoa sorbent barrier is a 5-in. by 25-ft “flat boom” that coils up into 16-in. diameter, weighing 4 lb. Its flat profile allows more surface contact.

Software analyzes seismic data before fracturing

Southwest Research Institute’s 3DStress software helps the energy industry to analyze seismic data prior to conducting hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas wells.

3DStress 5.1, scheduled for release this summer, offers improved stress inversion tools with uncertainty measures, as well as new injection and production simulators to evaluate changes in fluid pressure and induced seismicity associated with hydraulic fracturing.

Ingersoll Rand releases high-torque fastening tool

Ingersoll Rand has announced the QX Series Cordless Torque Multiplier – a high-torque fastening tool for industrial applications that achieves up to 1,475 ft-lb of torque.

Built upon the QX Series platform, the new tool employs communication and control features to ensure accurate and repeatable bolting for torque-critical joints.

To meet heavy-duty fastening needs, the tool has a brushless motor paired with a premium Norbar gearbox to generate 160 times the torque of a standard QX Series tool.

The tool is available in five combinations of torque and speed capability.

New sizes offered for well perforating system

DynaEnergetics has introduced two new sizes to its line of DynaStage factory-assembled well perforating systems, which are now available in 3 3/8-in. and 2 3/4-in. diameters, in addition to the original 3 1/8-in. model.

The product line expansion makes DynaStage compatible with all primary well configurations in use by North America’s onshore unconventional oil and gas industry.

T H Hill Associates launches DS-1 drill bit standard

T H Hill Associates, a Bureau Veritas company, has introduced a new drilling standard in the DS-1 group, the Bit Inspection Technical Standard.

It provides inspection procedures and acceptance criteria for fixed-cutter bits, including PDC, diamond, coring, drilling-with-casing and bi-center bits.

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