Keeping sand at bay

When it comes to sand control, a misstep comes at a high price. The industry is increasingly realizing the significance of investing time and resources from the very beginning...

A long and winding road

It’s no secret that drilling has taken a whole new direction in the past decade. In reality, it has taken multiple new directions as the industry navigates through increasingly...

2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference Round-up

Catch up on everything you may have missed at the 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference by following our exclusive coverage of the show...

Stabilizing activity ushers positive outlook for Mediterranean

Tempered by challenges around political and financial uncertainty, the diverse Mediterranean region nevertheless continues to hold potential for robust exploration and production...

Going the distance

From vertical wells to horizontal wells, the industry’s evolution within the past 10 years has commanded a transformation of the drilling landscape. Subsequently, coiled tubing...

Highly sour fields push challenges for H2S-resistant pipe

Hydrogen sulfide, or H2S, is hazardous to humans, other living organisms and the environment. Historically, this is the reason wells found with sour gas were often carefully...

CT-enabled frac sleeves boost completion efficiency in Bakken

The Bakken shale formation represents one of the most recent production giants discovered in North America. The US Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that the Bakken contains...

Integrated sand control modeling aids GOM multizone frac-pack

In sandstone reservoirs, sand control is especially vital. Unexpected sand production can lead to erosion, loss of well integrity and other safety concerns. This is particularly...

OMV deploys first continuous circulation system in northern Iraq

Exploration wells drilled in the southern flank of the Zagros Range Fold Belt in northern Iraq are subject to major fluid losses. The limestones and dolomitic limestones…

March/April 2014

The March/April 2014 issue of Drilling Contractor features topics such as Innovating While Drilling, Coiled Tubing, Completions: Sand Control, and Regional Focus: Mediterranean.

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