Multistage stimulation: One size doesn’t fit all

All the world’s a stage, except when it comes to unconventionals. This is a world of many stages, upwards of 50 in some regions, where fast-developing technologies, innovative...

The boom Down Under

Australian coal seam gas (CSG) drilling is moving into a period of rapid development. With three LNG projects nearing completion, the country is in the midst of an onshore...

Rewards on the offshore horizon

Navigating the offshore market these days is an uneasy voyage of great expectations balanced by economic reality. As a strong pipeline of deepwater projects and buoyant...

Back on the upswing

Steadily high oil prices – WTI oil continues to hover around $100/bbl – along with expanding opportunities around the world have drilling contractors, operators and analysts...

HSE&T Corner: Alliance governance can help manage risk in contractor/service company interface

On any drilling rig, the relationships among operators, drilling contractors and various service companies can be complex, leading to obstacles in the...

Offshore drilling & technology briefs

A 25-well batch-casing program in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) has exceeded targets around safety and efficiency over a six-month development campaign that logged zero...

Case study: Culture of performance drives Iraqi drilling campaign

The giant Majnoon oilfield in Iraq was discovered in 1975 by Braspetro (Petrobras). It is located in southern Iraq, 60 km (37 miles) from Basra. Multiple reservoirs contain an estimated...

Continuous inclination, azimuth measurement optimizes RSS control

When they were introduced in the mid-1990s, rotary steerable systems (RSS) represented a step-change in directional drilling. Over the years, continued advances have expanded the operating...

MPD poised for growth in Australasia deepwater

The pace and success of Australasia’s deepwater exploration and development depends on achieving high standards of safety and environmental stewardship while addressing...

May/June 2014

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