Intro to Chlorine Dioxide

Intro to Chlorine Dioxide

The Wellhead Water Solutions SolidStream B-30 Biocide is a Chlorine Dioxide system used to kill bacteria that are found in frac water.  Chlorine Dioxide is an oxidizing biocide which achieves its activity through oxidation (destruction) of cellular “machinery”.  It is a yellowish gas that is quite soluble in water and is a common replacement for […]

API Celebrates Fracing’s Birthday

API Celebrates Fracing’s Birthday

We’ve come to think of fracing (or fracking) of only being around for a decade or so thanks to new technology and techniques. The truth is, the technology to safely unlock shale and other tight formations was developed back in 1949. It just took a good 50-60 years to perfect it. According to a 2012 […]

Frac Sleeves Increase Efficiency

Frac Sleeves Increase Efficiency

The Bakken shale formation contains an estimated 7.4 billion bbl of undiscovered oil. New coiled tubing-enabled frac sleeves are boosting completion efficiency in the Bakken and helping companies recover this oil. The innovative sleeves allow targeted hydraulic fracturing of a 19-stage well and reduce plug drillout time. Read the full details in Drilling Contractor.

2014 Drilling Forecast

2014 Drilling Forecast

World Oil recently released the U.S. drilling forecast for 2014 based on 15 major drillers. Production is expected to continue to increase for the near future with drilling activity increasing 3.7% to nearly 46,000 wells.