Products & Technology

September 21, 2017

In the Permian Basin, will geology or technology prevail?

BY Staff Wood Mackenzie recently issued a report examining whether growth in the Permian Basin is sustainable. Robert Clarke, the firm's research director for Lower 48 upstream, discussed how geology and technology factor into future production. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

New Halliburton drill bit helps Williston Basin operator

BY Halliburton For an operator in the Williston Basin, GeoTech HE drill bits reliably increased drilling speed and decreased the number of days to drill a lateral by 14 percent. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

Tech developed by Dow for shale gas nominated for award

BY Luke GeiverA new technology designed by the Dow Chemical Co. specifically to utilize shale gas has been named a finalist for the annual R&D 100 awards. The awards are meant to identify and highlight the best new technology of the year. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

Is climate change making hurricanes worse?

BY Staff Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have sparked debate about the role of climate change in extreme weather events and raised questions about he use of fossil fuels. Randy Cerveny, a climatologist at Arizona State, answers questions on what science tells us. READ MORE

September 12, 2017

Permian shale customer demand drives Dragon’s San Angelo purchase

BY Luke GeiverThe demand for surface production equipment has provided an opportunity for Beaumont, Texas-based Dragon to expand its offerings to the Permian Basin. READ MORE

September 12, 2017

Greene and Brigade Energy each find ways to expand shale services

BY Luke GeiverGreene Energy Group LLC and Brigade Energy Services LLC each announced plans this week that should help the shale energy service providers expand in North Dakota, Oklahoma and Texas. READ MORE

September 11, 2017

Reusing produced water becoming more economical in the Permian

BY Patrick C. Miller A new University of Texas at Austin research study suggests that the advantages of recycling produced water from fracking operations is becoming more economical in the Permian Basin as water requirements increase and more seismic earthquakes occur. READ MORE

September 05, 2017

In Depth: Growing The Shale Brand

BY Luke GeiverGlobal energy services giant is bringing a new focus to shale. We talk with Halliburton's team on its focus in shale, new technologies and reasons for excitement in the digital, flowback and sand distribution segments. READ MORE

September 05, 2017

Patterson-UTI adds directional drilling to expand unconventionals

BY Luke GeiverTexas-based oil and gas drilling contractor Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. has agreed to acquire MS Energy Services, a directional drilling company founded in Conroe, Texas. Through the acquisition, Patterson-UTI said it will grow its reach in shale. READ MORE