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A Novel Approach to the Analysis of Non-aqueous Fluids for Drilling Common Misconceptions Regarding Lost Circulation Treatments Leveraging Design for Manufacturing Principles in Liquid Mud Plant Design Innovative Use of Common Lab Equipment to Show Chemical Benefits of the Reduction of Stick-Slip Improved Fluid Characteristics With Clear Calcium Chloride Brine Drilling FluidRevisiting the Ideal Packing Theory with a Novel Particle Size Measurement Approach Drilling Through Salt Formations: A Drilling Fluids Review The Six Sigma Approach to Improving Tribology Measurements and Methodologies, Including the Use of Laboratory Equipment at the Rig Site Survey of Polyamines as Prospective Shale Stabilizers High Performance Water Base Fluid Improves Wellbore Stability and Lowers Torque Improved Drilling Performance in Extended Horizontals Using Clean Brines in the Williston Basin High-Performance Fluid Contributes to Improved Drilling Results in Unconventional Sandstone Formation A Novel Invert Emulsion System using a Polyglycerol Internal Phase High Performance Water Base Fluid Improves Rate of Penetration and Lowers Torque. Successful Application and Results Achieved Software for Analysis of Drilling Fluid Contamination High Performance Brine Drilling Flud Proves Cost Effective in Eagle Ford Shale Application of High Performance Water-Based Mud in Woodbine Horizontal Wells Field Lubricity Measurements Correlate with Improved Performance of Novel Water-Based Drilling Fluid Haynesville Performance Review: Unique Clay-Free Water-Based Polymer Drilling Fluid System for Application-Specific Unconventional Shale Production Intervals Brine-based fluid sees wide application in Permian Development of Improved Synthetic Based Reference Fluids for Environmental Testing Salinity-Based Pump & Dump Strategy for Drilling Salt with Supersaturated Fluids High Salinity, Low Activity Oil Mud Improves Performance in Near Salt Drilling Measurement of HTHP Fluid-Loss Equipment and Test Fluids with Thermocouples Application of a Complex Polyol Drilling Fluid in Albania Shale Analysis for Mud Engineers Flexible Drilling Fluid Formulation and Application High Performance/High Temperature Water Based Fluid Drills Wilcox Test Diffusion Osmosis-An Unrecognized Cause of Shale Instability Studies Dispel Myths, Give Guidance on Formulation of Drilling Fluids for Shale Stability

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Newpark Mats and Integrated Services has acquired Well Service Group (WSG) and Utility Access Solutions (UAS)

Newpark Resources is pleased to announce that they have acquired Well Service Group (WSG), a containment and well site service company, and its affiliate, Utility Access Solutions (UAS). The transaction is effective Nov 13, 2017.

Since 2012, WSG has been a strategic logistics and installation service partner for Newpark’s Mats & Integrated Services segment, providing a variety of complementary services to the composite matting systems including; access road construction, site planning and preparation, environmental protection, fluids and spill storage/containment, erosion control, and site restoration services.

WSG has not only served as a key partner of Newpark’s, but they have demonstrated unique capabilities, with a focus on superior customer service, as well as continual innovation. Newpark believes this acquisition will serve as a critical step in the execution of its long-term mats strategy and allow Newpark to not only offer turnkey, bundled services and increased value for our customers, but also continue to deliver industry-leading services and products our customers have come to expect.

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Setting the industry standard in water-based drilling fluids and advanced-composite matting systems

Newpark is changing the paradigm in the industries we serve, developing new ways to help customers drive operating efficiencies while working in harmony with the environment and improving community relations. Newpark is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, and serves North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Our focus on technology enables us to continually shape a new and better world of drilling fluids and matting solutions, building on the strength of our flagship products – our Evolution® family of water-based drilling fluid systems and our premium DURA-BASE® advanced-composite matting system.

Our focus on international growth is evident as we continually expand into new places and new markets around the globe. The world offers many opportunities for growth and for Newpark to be a strong and reliable partner for our customers, wherever they need us to be.

Our focus on customer service means we’re helping customers around the world solve tough challenges in ways other companies cannot. Our customers rely on us to help them achieve efficiencies, save costs, and meet or exceed their environmental stewardship goals.

Fluids Systems

Newpark provides value-added drilling fluids solutions, products and services to thousands of wells around the world. Newpark’s drilling fluids solutions offer drilling operators eco-friendly solutions to reduce drilling time. Our solutions include the high-performance water-based drilling fluid, Evolution®, and the Kronos™ synthetic-based invert emulsion system – designed to comply with environmental requirements for use in deepwater drilling.

DURA-BASE® Advanced-Composite Matting Systems

Newpark provides leading edge matting solutions and work site construction services to diverse industry segments around the world. Our flagship DURA-BASE® Advanced-Composite Mat System provides a heavy duty working platform for temporary work sites and access roads and is used for many other industry applications. Our EPZ and  DURA-BASE® DEFENDER™ liner-less Spill Containment Systems reflect the next generation in work site protection technology and Newpark’s dedication to environmental protection.