Products & Technology

May 23, 2017

Select Energy Services sees improvement in first quarter 2017

BY Patrick C. Miller Increases in drilling and completions and a key acquisition enabled Texas-based Select Energy Services to improve its revenues for the first quarter of 2017. The company provides water solutions for the U.S. unconventional oil and gas industry. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Data, company expansions show continued increase in TX, NM shale

BY Luke GeiverSupport activities for mining continue to increase in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas combined with continued company expansions into the region help explain where the increases are happening. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

Keane Group expands services with RockPile Energy acquisition

BY Patrick C. Miller Already one of the largest pressure pumping fleets in the nation, Keane Group Inc. will expand by 26 percent with the acquisition of Denver-based RockPile Energy Services. The stock and cash transaction is valued at nearly $285 million. READ MORE

May 09, 2017

EOG details role of data used for shale production

BY Luke GeiverBig data took the spotlight during EOG Resources' first quarter 2017 update. The exploration and production company often cited as the best among its unconventional-focused peers, explained the way big data has shaped the company. READ MORE

May 09, 2017

EPA approves regulatory authority for ND CO2 storage

BY Patrick C. Miller North Dakota this week became the first state in the nation to receive primary regulatory authority from the EPA for carbon capture and storage. The move is expected to help advance enhanced oil recovery in the Bakken. READ MORE

May 02, 2017

In Depth: Inside The Business Of Shale Diverters

BY Luke GeiverAmong the hottest trends in the shale industry, diverting agents can improve production with out increasing completion costs. These companies have experienced firsthand the rise—and the profits available—of biodegradable diversion material. READ MORE

May 02, 2017

Weatherford expects Schlumberger joint venture to boost recovery

BY Patrick C. Miller As Weatherford International emerges from the oil price downturn reporting a loss in the first quarter of 2017, CEO Mark McCollum expects a recent joint venture agreement with Schlumberger OneStim to improve the company's balance sheet. READ MORE

May 02, 2017

Computer simulations offer insight on the physics of fracking

BY Patrick C. Miller Researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory have developed simulations that provide a better understanding of the physics of shale oil formations. Coupled with high-resolution 3D imagery, the simulations could lead to more efficient fracking. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

Diverter distributors explain shale industry trend

BY Staff This week's question and answer piece stems from an upcoming feature story soon to be released regarding a major industry trend on the use of diverters for well completions. We spoke with two developers and distributors who serve oil and gas clients. READ MORE