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Terves and Powdermet enjoy ‘awarding; year

Published by David Bizley, Editor – Oilfield Technology Oilfield Technology, Friday, 11 November 2016 16:30 Terves and its parent company Powdermet are looking at 2017 with renewed optimism thanks in great part to the accolades they’ve received this past year, and due to the new developments they are bringing to market for 2017. In the […]

Terves Dissolvables Featured in Upstream Technology – The International Oil & Gas Newspaper

Downhole completion tools that disintegrate on prolonged contact with wellbore fluids or at certain temperatures save time and money by reducing post-frack steps. Jennifer Pallanich finds out about the evolution of dissolvable technology and some big ideas for new ways to apply it. View PDF article: Terves featured in Upstream Technology (PDF, 2 MB – […]

Lightweight, High-Strength Nanocomposite Magnesium for Radiators

New material offers an exceptional balance of properties and cost. Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama The next generation of radiators will be designed using a composite with the combination of the lowest density, highest thermal conductivity, and highest strength. A scalable, low-cost process was developed to advance state-of-the-art metal matrix thermal conductors to reach a […]

Terves commercializing second-generation disintegrating frac balls

Terves reports rapid commercialization of second-generation disintegrating frac balls EUCLID, Ohio — Terves Inc. announced that more than 500 of its second-generation TervAlloy engineered disintegrating frac balls have been successfully deployed in horizontal frac completions in North America since their introduction in late 2014. These new, lower-cost and higher strength metallic tools are easier to […]

A critical market sector: Downhole composites in oil and gas

Tremendous secrecy and non-disclosure has kept this profitable composites application out of the spotlight, while it has enabled the current shale oil energy boom. The U.S. has experienced an unprecedented onshore energy boom over the past decade that has brought the country nearly to energy-independence. Much of that boom has been the result of a […]

Rigzone: Defense Research Leads to Frac Ball Technology

A proprietary material previously used in reactive warheads has been reconfigured for application in hydraulic fracturing balls and other downhole completion components for the oil and gas industry. Euclid, Ohio-based Abakan Inc. launched a new subsidiary, Terves Inc., to commercialize TervAlloy for use in frac balls in July. TervAlloy is a class of patented, environmentally […]

What is shale gas and why is it important?

Shale gas refers to natural gas that is trapped within shale formations. Shales are fine-grained sedimentary rocks that can be rich sources of petroleum and natural gas. Over the past decade, the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has allowed access to large volumes of shale gas that were previously uneconomical to produce. The […]