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Schlumberger optimistic in Q1 outlook on rebalanced oil market

BY Luke GeiverThe global oil market is back in balance, according to the world's largest oilfield services company Schlumberger. The lack of global stock builds and continued Russia, OPEC production cuts have the market in balance. READ MORE

April 17, 2018

Trinidad Drilling changes plan to move rigs from Saudi Arabia

BY Patrick C. Miller Three drilling rigs that Trinidad Drilling had planned to move from Saudi Arabia to the Permian Basin will instead be sold. The Canadian company will sell the rigs for $30 million each and upgrade three other rigs for use in the Permian. READ MORE

April 16, 2018

TOTAL, Houston fluids provider partner to expand shale offerings

BY Atlas Oil Co, TOTAL Atlas Oil Co. is now a TOTAL Specialties USA Inc. authorized lubricants distributor, cementing Atlas' vision of a single-source service model of premium lubricants and bulk fuel supply for its customers in shale. READ MORE

April 16, 2018

Frack sand facilities will serve Haynesville shale customers

BY Patrick C. Miller Two Performance Proppants facilities in Louisiana will be capable of producing 4.5 million tons of frack sand a year to serve the Haynesville shale play. The company has begun construction of a plant at River Ridge to complement its Hat Creek plant. READ MORE

April 07, 2018

Southern Stim brings longer lasting frack pumps to market

BY Luke GeiverWhen Southern Stimulation Technologies formed in 2017, co-founder Chad Hawkins said the company wanted to provide the pressure pumping industry with higher pressure, longer lasting pumps. READ MORE

April 02, 2018

Oak Ridge National Lab probes the secrets of shale

BY Staff Scientists at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are studying the characteristics of and interactions within shale formations to improve the efficiency of oil and gas extraction. They discussed their work with North American Shale Magazine. READ MORE

April 02, 2018

Materion releases downhole tech proven in Bakken, Permian

BY Materion Corp. This new coupling uses the same ToughMet alloy that has been proven to increase run times and production when used for sucker rod couplings in deviated wells in the Bakken, Permian and other shale plays. READ MORE

April 02, 2018

Frack Fleet CEO: Decades of work remain in Permian

BY Luke GeiverA year into its existence as a publicly traded company, ProPetro Holding Corp. has secured its foothold in the Permian Basin. In 2017, the company grew employee headcount by nearly 100 percent. READ MORE

March 26, 2018

West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania extend shale coalition

BY Patrick C. Miller The states of West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania are extending the agreement for the Tri-State Shale Coalition which enables them to jointly develop shale gas resources in the Appalachian Basin. The goal is to grow businesses and create jobs. READ MORE