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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Expandable liner gets deepwater well to TD past 3 sand zones

Deep and ultra-deepwater exploration activities continue to set records as new wells are drilled in deeper waters and in more complex reservoirs. At the same time, the...

Automated well control: Industry gets ready for 20,000 psi and beyond

The drilling industry continues to push the limits of its technologies in order to access deeper, hotter, higher-pressure reservoirs. As the industry moves toward drilling...

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...

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...

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 & Training, and Drilling & Completion Briefs.

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    Joe Hurt to retire from IADC

    After more than 14 years with IADC and a career spanning 42 years, Joe Hurt, Vice President of IADC’s Onshore Division, will retire at the end of August. Mr Hurt began his career in 1974 with Noble Corp, working on land drilling rigs...

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