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Tendeka secures $30 million in new wells contracts

Global completions specialist Tendeka has secured more than $30 million worth of international contracts within the last quarter which will cover the next three years. In addition to this unplanned revenue, the company has won long-term work with operators for its swellable packers and sand and inflow control technologies across key energy hubs, including the North Sea, Australasia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Tendeka is also delivering its first significant FloSure autonomous inflow control devices (AICDs) campaign in the United States, following a successful trial earlier this year. “To secure a number of multi-year, international agreements is always satisfying, but even more so with what the industry has been going through over the last 18 months. It has been ...

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Hiber signs deal with Shell for remote IoT well monitoring system

Shell plans to use the HiberHilo IoT system to reduce the amount of travel to and from wells in remote locations. Based on satellite technology, the system allows for the real-time measurement of well temperature and pressure on unconnected wells in remote and offshore locations. It has already been installed at Shell operations in the North Sea.

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Dropsafe unveils new design for Net system to improve global dropped object prevention

Dropsafe launched a new upgraded version of its steel wire mesh Net, adding an enhanced layer of security and traceability to an essential piece of safety equipment and enabling operators to further reduce the risk of human error. Safety securing is a vital aspect of dropped object prevention programs on industrial facilities globally. At these sites, fixtures such as lights and cameras may loosen due to corrosion or impacts, then fall and strike personnel or equipment. In one recent incident highlighted by IMCA earlier this year, a 6-kg floodlight dropped 4.5 m due to corrosion. The deterioration had been hidden by paintwork, and no secondary retention solution was in place. Drops prevention nets enclose and tether objects at height to ...

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ADNOC, H&P announce strategic alliance

As part of the alliance, ADNOC Drilling will acquire eight FlexRig land rigs from H&P for $86.5 million. H&P will also make a $100 million cornerstone investment into ADNOC Drilling’s recently announced Initial Public Offering (IPO). ADNOC said in a statement that the deal will help the company reach 5 million bbl/day production capacity and gas self-sufficiency for the UAE by 2030.

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