Extreme drilling drives drill pipe innovations

Drill pipe, like everything else in well construction, is rapidly evolving to match an ever-expanding operational window. Whether operators are drilling longer laterals in resource plays, launching high-stakes...

Downhole shakeup

Rumblings, from surface to TD, are omnipresent throughout a drilling operation. From long-reach horizontal wells onshore the US to the deepest offshore wells around the world, shock and vibration takes...

A fluid situation

The complexities of today’s oil and gas reservoirs demand new levels of sophistication for drill fluids, including fluids that improve lubricity and reduce risk and environmental impact...

Ensuring reliability, and proving it

From reliability-centered maintenance programs to integrated sensors to advanced risk modeling, the drilling industry is dedicating more resources than ever to ensuring the integrity of its assets...

Rally in the North Sea

Despite myriad challenges such as rising costs, mature fields and increasingly tougher regulations, the European drilling market continues to exhibit strength in terms of contract backlogs, rig utilization and a general feeling of...

Offshore Drilling & Technology Briefs: OMV details Barents Sea success; CSB report cites pipe buckling as cause of BOP failure in Macondo

Understanding the risk factors and what are the “unknowns” when drilling in uncharted areas is key to a safe and successful operation. Far north in the Barents Sea...

Risk-informed decisions allow realization of rigs’ inherent reliability

Drilling rig operation, maintenance and management involves fast turnaround and high-pressure work with critical tasks. These tasks are performed by diversely skilled personnel...

Liner hanger systems bump up pressure ratings, load capacities

Following the industry’s path to deeper operations and longer laterals, liner hanger systems are amping up in terms of higher load capacities and higher-pressure ratings. However...

Real-time drilling service halts twist-offs in Wolfcamp wells

An operator in the Permian Basin requested Baker Hughes to provide a real-time drilling performance service due to numerous drill string twist-offs occurring on both...

July/August 2014

The July/August 2014 issue of Drilling Contractor features topics such as IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, Regional Focus: North Sea, Well Control, Asset Integrity, Completions, Health, Safety, Environment and Training, and Drilling & Completion Briefs.

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