Upstream Pumping Features

Drilling

Compact Systems Simplify Drilling Mud Cooling

A heat exchanger and cooling tower combination removes heat from a mud system that tests the wear life of downhole drilling tools.
Production

Fully Integrated In-Well and Subsea Systems Provide Optimal Recovery from Subsea Fields

Organizational collaboration and combined systems allow operators to increase production rates and save money.
Production

Permanent Magnetic Motors Lower Energy Costs

Alternative driveheads help progressive cavity pumping systems deliver better performance.
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.
Offshore

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.

Oil & Gas Industry News

Aker Wayfarer Wins Five-Year Contract from Petrobras

FORNEBU, Norway (Sept. 15, 2014) – Aker Solutions' subsidiary Aker Oilfield Services (AKOFS) won a five-year...

Weatherford Awarded Statoil Tubular Running Services Contract

HOUSTON (Sept. 15, 2014) – Weatherford International plc announced that it was awarded an exclusive contract...

DXP/Quadna Expands with 14 Hires

GOLDEN, Colo. (Sept. 11, 2014) – DXP/Quadna of Golden, Colorado, hired 14 employees for its growing operation....

Acteon Acquires UTEC Survey

NORWICH, England (Sept. 11, 2014) – Acteon announced the acquisition of UTEC Survey, an independent survey...

ExOne Announces Completion of New European Headquarters

NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (Sept. 11, 2014) – The ExOne Company announced that the company began transitioning...

Despite Regional Decline, World Oil Consumption Still Seen Rising

WASHINGTON (Sept. 11, 2014) – The largest potential for growth in demand for liquid fuels lies in the emerging...

Russia Considering Significant Changes to Its Upstream Oil & Gas Fiscal Regime

LONDON (Sept. 10, 2014) – Russia’s upstream fiscal regime underwent key changes in 2014, with a revamped...

ABB to Deliver Power Solutions to Ocean Rig’s New Drillships

ZURICH (Sept. 9, 2014) – ABB secured an order to deliver total power solutions to Ocean Rig’s two seventh...

Expro Secures North Sea Contract for BP’s Quad 204 Project

READING, England (Sept. 9, 2014) – Expro secured a major subsea contract with BP for the Quad 204 project,...

The Hydraulic Institute Announces Two Key Staff Changes

PARSIPPANY, NJ (Sept. 8, 2014) – The Hydraulic Institute, the nation’s largest pump manufacturing trade...

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.