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IndustryFocus: Companies, People and Products

New Device From Archer Finds Tiny Casing Leaks
HOUSTON-Well integrity specialist
Archer has launched the VIVID™
acoustic listening platform, which it describes as a highly sensitive acoustic
technology that detects, investigates and
locates leaks in real-time, verifies cement
barrier seals and characterizes downhole
events with unparalleled precision.
The platform consists of full-spectrum
acoustic sensors that measure the broadest
frequency bandwidth and amplitude of
acoustic energy with such sensitivity that
they can locate previously indiscernible
low-energy leaks, Archer says. The company predicts VIVID will play a key role
in casing and completion evaluation, cement performance evaluation and turbulent

flow analysis.
"Our VIVID acoustic listening platform
represents a major turning point in the
industry-detecting leaks that previously
were undetectable and generating previously unavailable downhole information,"
says Peter Kleinbichler, Archer's vice
president of wireline sales and marketing.
He adds that the platform offers clear
answers on downhole events, and provides evidence that operators are addressing safety and regulatory requirements during both the operational and
plugging and abandonment phases of
the well life cycle.
For information, visit www.archerwell.com.
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The VIVID™ acoustic listening platform
from Archer can spot previously undetectable leaks and microannuli in
casing and cement, Archer reports.

Texas Oil & Gas Awards Honor Industry Leaders
HOUSTON-To recognize his efforts
to automate fracture-site fueling, which
improves safety by taking workers out of
the hot zone, Oil & Gas Awards has
named Rick Shock of Atlas Oil a 2018
industry leader for the Texas region.
Oil & Gas Awards says it recognizes
outstanding achievements and commitments
to health and safety, environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility.
The organization points out that it partners
with the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
for the Texas Oil & Gas Awards.
Another Texas award recipient is Rhett
Bennett, chief executive officer of Black
Mountain Sand, who was named future
industry leader. NuStar Energy LP took
home an award for excellence in health
and safety, while Cheniere Energy Inc.
received one for corporate social responsibility and Evergreen Chemical Solutions
one for environmental stewardship. Scientific Drilling International was recognized for excellence in drilling, and C&J

Energy Services for excellence in completions, Oil & Gas Awards relates.
The Texas Star Alliance, a public affairs
firm, won the general industry service
award. Oil & Gas Awards adds that Xedia
Process Solutions won its new technology
development award for its modified nutshell
media technology, a replacement for walnut
shells used in water filters to improve
flow capacity and oil removal.
Several companies took home company
of the year awards for specific categories,
including Eagle Pipe LLC (industry supplier), Blackline Safety (manufacturer),
Williams (midstream company), Hearn
Trucking (trucking), LineQuest LLC (oil
field services), Smith & Burgess (consultancy), Select Energy Services (water
management), and The Global Edge Consultants (recruiting). In addition, Parsley
Energy received transaction of the year.
For information, visit www.oilandgasawards.com.
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Louisianians Form Group To Promote Infrastructure
BATON ROUGE, LA.-Supporters of
Louisiana's oil and gas economy announce
Louisianians for Energy, a grass-roots
effort to defend the state's energy industry
and the broad array of economic benefits
it creates for local community members.

The organization reports it counts the
Louisiana Propane Gas Association as
well as more than 2,300 online supporters
among its initial members.
For information, visit louisianiansforenergy.org.
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Dover Wellsite Businesses
Grouped Under Apergy
DOWNERS GROVE, IL.-Dover announces its Wellsite upstream energy
business will be spun off under the name
Apergy. Apergy will be a publically traded
company headquartered in The Woodlands,
Tx.
Apergy comprises Dover Artificial Lift,
Dover Energy Automation and US Synthetic. Dover says the new company will
continue to serve the oil and natural gas
industry with a full range of production
equipment and solutions, wellsite productivity software and industrial Internet of
Things solutions, offering brands that include Norris, Harbison-Fischer, Accelerated,
PCS Ferguson and Norriseal-Wellmark.
"I am confident Apergy will be wellpositioned for success because of its differentiated technology, leading brands
and superior customer service," comments
Robert A. Livingston, Dover's president
and chief executive officer.
For information, visit www.apergy.com.
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Warburg Pincus Backs
Permian Basin Startup
MIDLAND-Ridge Runner Resources
LLC, a new exploration, drilling and production company focused on the Delaware
Basin, reports it has received a line of
equity financing of up to $300 million
from funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus.
Ridge Runner says it intends to pursue
partnerships with operators as well as to
acquire and develop meaningful acreage
positions across the Delaware Basin. The
company is led by Chief Executive Officer
Scott Germann, an Exxon-trained geologist
with 20 years of financial and operational
experience in the Permian Basin. Most
recently, Germann served as president of
BC Operating, where he led the company's
exploration, development and production
efforts in the Delaware Basin until its
sale to Marathon Oil for $1.1 billion in
June 2017.
David Habachy, managing director for
Warburg Pincus, says, "Germann and his
team have deep and expansive knowledge
and operational expertise spanning the
Permian Basin, and important relationships
with the legacy players in the region. We
are excited to partner with Germann and
his team, and are confident in Ridge Runner's ability to build a business of scale
and create value in the Delaware Basin."r


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