Upstream Pumping Features

Well Completion & Stimulation

Proppant Transport Technology Increases Propped Surface Area

A self-suspending coating provides engineering flexibility and increased hydrocarbon production.
Shale Coverage

Argentine Operations Shift to Unconventional Plays

Customized systems and increased access can spur production in these remote areas.
Well Completion & Stimulation

International Expansion Encounters Equipment & Infrastructure Challenges

Taking advantage of global shale opportunities requires systemic changes and upgrades.

BOP Software Standardizes Operation Suspension Decisions

Technology adopted from the nuclear power industry works to minimize NPT, expedite assessments and reduce the potential for human error.
Well Completion & Stimulation

Target a Pressure Setpoint with an Auto-Choke Remote Panel

Remote control of frac pumps can be achieved using automation and data recording.

Laser Technology Enhances PCP Manufacturing & Pump Flaw Detection

Laser-based inspection can replace manual or visual techniques.

Earthquake Effects Inspire Fluid Pulse Technology for Secondary Oil Recovery

The pulsating action and greater stimulation fluid penetration into the reservoir increase oil production.

Worm Gear Drive Extends Mud Pump Power End Life

This drive gear reduces maintenance and decreases the pump’s overall footprint.

Oil & Gas Industry News

Motion Industries’ Energy Efficiency & Plant Productivity Symposia

The events will take place on Sept. 10 and Sept. 17 in Chicago and Houston.

Turret Module for World's Largest Floating Facility Sets Sail for South Korea

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (Aug. 15, 2014) – The largest piece of the turret for Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied...

Graham Corporation Awarded $5 Million in Orders

The company will deliver an ejector system to a U.S. oil refinery and replace surface condensers at a Middle East LNG facility.

LQT Industries Delivers Aluminum Control Buildings

The buildings will be used on Venezuelan oil and gas platforms.

Moxa Joins Fieldbus Foundation

The company will collaborate with other sponsors to specify new technology and protocols for process automation.

NCS Survey Ltd Awarded Five Year Subsea Contract with Ceona

Services will be provided in the Gulf of Mexico and Nigeria.

OneSubsea, Helix & Schlumberger to Form Subsea Well Intervention Alliance

The companies will develop technologies and deliver services for subsea well intervention systems.

Pulse Opens New US Facility

The Katy, Texas, facility will provide modern office, production and testing facilities.

Aker Solutions Awards DNV GL Global Frame Agreement

The frame agreement covers the subsea, umbilicals, engineering, and maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) business units in Aker Solutions’ business.

US Approves Export of Distilled Condensates

The decision could open the door to a significant increase in global exports of this product and distilled crude oil from the U.S.

Blogs & Columns

Blogs & Columns

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OTC Breaks Attendance and Exhibit Space Record

Upstream Pumping Solutions takes you to the show, bringing you announcements, new products and personalized booth tours.
Report from the Field: Gas-Handling Devices Boost Mississippi Lime Production
ESPs with added technology can successfully provide artificial lift in this play, despite its water challenges.