frac sand, completions, U.S. shale, Energent, FracXchange, Julie Lerner, Todd Bush, Permian Basin

Additional sand supplies are expected to come online this year but supplies remain tight as E&Ps test completion techniques, eye prices and work to keep down costs.

Hess, Bakken shale, oil and gas completions

The company plans to add rigs in the Bakken this year as it continues studying completion techniques.

Maintenance programs can help save costs and enhance long-term production.

Altering the surface chemistry of resin-coated proppant delivers improved oil flow rates in the Eagle Ford Shale.

The upstream oil and gas industry has managed its operations the same way for decades because ‘We’ve always done it that way.’

The move to massive proppant loading involving finer mesh sands will boost 2018 demand even in a flat rig count environment.

Eagle Ford, completion optimization, U.S. shale, oil and gas

A new round of private-equity-backed E&P companies are using completion optimization to improve yield in the Eagle Ford and extend the play’s boundaries and economic potential.

New exhibit helps facilitate oil and gas social perception.

Single-source controls simplify fracturing operations.

Companies and systems were honored for their contributions to the industry and the environment.

A recent study by IHS Markit stated the Permian Basin may still hold 70 Bbbl of recoverable oil.

New study suggests emissions are outpacing production rates.