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.

Strike Energy, Jaws-1, Australia oil and gas, Halliburton, oil exploration drilling

Strike Energy is in the hunt for a gas prize estimated at up to 11 trillion cubic feet.

Occidental Petroleum, Permian, U.S. shale, Vicki Hollub, Turkey Track, Permian oil and gas production

The company said it plans to spend $3.9 billion overall in 2018 and increase production by between 8% and 12% with a 40% annual growth in Permian resources in 2018.

This region’s gas production equals predownturn levels.

Hess, Bakken shale, oil and gas completions

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

Westwood, appraisal, offshore oil and gas, oil and gas drilling

The U.K.-based research firm said 70% of the fields it studied, which had limited appraisal, were not performing according to the operator’s development plan.

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

The company plans to expand its use of carbon capture, use and storage technology to meet a sixfold increase in the utilization of CO2 for EOR over the next 10 years.

As usage grows, technologies emerge to face new completion production challenges.

Digital solution reduces downtime and cost while improving productivity for offshore drilling operations.

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

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

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