Oilfield mindset shifts to quality over quantity
February 03, 2023
The conference focused on sharing details of the latest advances in subsurface diagnostics, proppant performance and modeling.
Hydraulic fracturing of shale gas formations is on the rise in the U.S., as well as in Canada and China, as newly developed technologies create greater access to abundant supplies.
Several factors can be adjusted in a hydraulic fracturing job design to positively affect efficiency and cost. Using predictive analysis for pressure estimation, with a focus on casing optimization, creates the potential to accurately forecast timelines, reduce costs and maximize efficiencies with minimal frac job design volatility.
GD Energy Products, Catalyst Energy Services partner to bring sustainability to hydraulic fracturing
January 11, 2023
Catalyst Energy Services selected GDEP’s Thunder 5000, a quintuplex pump with an 11 in. stroke rated for 5,000 horsepower, to safely maximize flow at a slower operating speed in its patents-pending, eco-conscious frac solution, VortexPrimeÔ.
January 04, 2023
With these transactions, ProFrac has expanded its geographic footprint to include the Rockies and Bakken, and increased its pressure pumping and manufacturing presence in the Northeast.
December 18, 2022
The quake struck 13.6 miles northwest of Midland at 5:35 p.m. local time on Dec. 16, according to the US Geological Survey. No injuries have been reported.
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.
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.
GD Energy Products to provide 3000-hp pumps to U.S. Well Services for electric fracturing operations
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Direct-Drive Turbine Technology Powers Eco-Conscious Hydraulic Fracturing
October 05, 2022
Catalyst Energy Services
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.
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.
Integrated approach drills unstable carbonates with superior borehole quality for multi-stage completions
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.
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.
Automate your frac pad with TechnipFMC’s iComplete™ CyberFrac™
September 29, 2022
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.