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Anadarko announces leadership changes

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced its Board of Directors has named Daniel E. Brown Executive Vice President, International and Deepwater Operations and Bradley J. Holly Executive Vice President, US Onshore Exploration and Production. Darrell E. Hollek, formerly Executive Vice President, Operations, will serve as a Senior Adviser until his retirement later this year...

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Tenaris launches high-torque-resistant connection aimed to boost shale operations

Tenaris has developed a new threaded and coupled connection, the latest in the TenarisHydril Wedge series, that provides the over-torque performance needed in production strings typically used in horizontal shale wells. The connection’s torque capacity is achieved due to the robustness of the TenarisHydril Wedge thread design, combined with a pin-to-pin backup mechanism...

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Halliburton introduces comprehensive wellbore cleanup, displacement service

Halliburton has launched CleanWell Solutions, a wellbore cleanup and displacement service that addresses the critical stage of well construction between drilling and completions. It combines filtration services, wellbore cleanup fluids, mechanical wellbore cleaning tools and software modeling to ensure a clean wellbore, thus facilitating a smooth completion installation and protecting the reservoir from potential damage. In this video from the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston on 3 May, Gavin Munro, Product Manager, discusses the development of the service and a Gulf of Mexico case history where 500 lb of debris were recovered from the wellbore, saving the operator an estimated $400,000.

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US rig count hits 877

The US total rig count has reached 877, a seven-rig increase from one week ago, according to the Baker Hughes rig count. Last year, that number stood at 415. US land rigs jumped by four this week, while offshore grew by two.

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Weir launches Simplified Frac Iron System, Pressure Control Intelligent System

Weir Oil & Gas, a provider of pressure pumping and pressure control equipment and services, announced its latest innovations – the Simplified Frac Iron System and the Pressure Control Intelligent System – at the 2017 OTC in Houston. Both technologies were created in response to operator demand for technologies that allow them to be competitive in a lower oil price environment, according to Weir...

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