Products & Technology

March 22, 2017

Trican, Canyon merge to create Canada’s largest frack fleet

BY Luke GeiverLarger frack jobs and increased sand volumes is maxing out the current frack fleets of both Trican and Canyon. Through the merger, the two firms will be more efficient and set-up for growth as activity in Canada continues to increase. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

Researchers’ new model provides insights into improved fracking

BY Patrick C. Miller Research from China indicates that there may be a more accurate way to predict the effects of hydraulic fracturing in rock formations. The results of the study were published this week in an applied physics journal. READ MORE

March 21, 2017

Mobile proppant system service issuing IPO

BY Luke GeiverFrack sand supplier Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure is filing an initial public offering valued at $100 million. After forming in 2014, the Texas-based company has grown its frack sand mobile supply fleet and can no longer keep up with demand. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

New well perf systems reveal efficiency, evolution in shale

BY Luke GeiverDynaEnergetics is doing its part to make the unconventional oil and gas industry more efficient. After requests from customers to help them lower completion costs during the recent industry downturn, the company created two unique changes. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

Baker Hughes deploys new shale drill bit in Delaware Basin

BY Luke GeiverBaker Hughes has created a new drill bit equipped with autonomously deployable shock absorbers that can help drill faster, more efficient wells. The technology, coined the TerrAdapt bit, was recently deployed and proven in the Delaware Basin. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

Alphabet Energy provides remote energy to shale producers

BY Patrick C. Miller Operators in the Niobrara, Marcellus and Eagle Ford shale plays have been using Alphabet Energy's thermal-electric Power Generation Combustors to produce clean energy from flare gas. Some are seeing paybacks in a matter of months. READ MORE

March 08, 2017

Raven adds in Permian, goes 24/7 on production of drilling fabric

BY Raven Industries Inc. Raven Industries Inc. has announced that its Engineered Films division, an innovative manufacturer of polymer film and sheeting, has added production capacity to its Midland, Texas facility to meet demand of oil and gas producers. READ MORE

March 07, 2017

EPA withdraws information request for oil and gas operators

BY Patrick C. Miller EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is withdrawing a request from the agency for information on emissions and facilities from 15,000 U.S. oil and gas operators. He said the EPA is committed to strengthening partnerships with the states. READ MORE

March 01, 2017

Colorado industry group urges repeal of BLM methane rule

BY Patrick C. Miller The head of the Colorado Petroleum Council called on the U.S. Senate to follow the lead of the House in repealing the Bureau of Land Management's methane and waste prevention rule, which could result in up to $14 million in lost revenue. READ MORE