ExxonMobil announced a new partnership with Microsoft in the Permian Basin to integrate their operations with cloud technology. XTO Energy will utilize the tech, including "Dynamics 365, Azure, Machine Learning and Internet of Things" to boost capital efficiency and grow production another 50 Mbbl/d by 2025.
The cloud environment will collect real-time data from assets spanned across West Texas, enabling Exxon to make rapid decisions on drilling, completions and personnel deployment.
Shale Support has partnered with Fracht Group to offer exports of US-sourced frac sand to the Vaca Muerta Shale of Argentina. The first shipment departed from New Orleans, LA on February 28 and will arrive March 10, 2019.