Nurturing growth in Africa

Come nightfall, the majority of people in sub-Saharan Africa are left in the dark. Nearly 600 million people – approximately 70% of the sub-Saharan Africa population – are without electricity, according to the World Health Organization and International Energy Agency...

Recipes for success

Just as no two reservoirs are alike, completion fluids are formation-specific concoctions engineered to provide the proper degree of density and flow characteristics that enable production…

Drilling the distance

The drill site has physically evolved with the advent of horizontal drilling and multiwell pads. No longer is a rig confined to drilling a single well before having to rig down, move to another location and rig up again…

Solids control seeks balance of size, capacity

The technologies that are taking hydrocarbon recovery into new frontiers are rippling through the industry, surface to downhole. When it comes to solids control, effects are being felt from faster, more efficient rigs; intense, pad drilling campaigns; improved fluid designs; and dual-gradient drilling…

Human factors: the next safety frontier

The average adult brain weighs only 3 lb and measures just 15 cm long. But an astonishing level of complexity is contained within that belies its physical size…

Adaptive automation facilitates efficient, safe tripping operations

Automation consists of the use of control systems to manage processes, reducing the need for human intervention. There has been considerable progress made…

Verification of rig power systems critical in software testing

In offshore dynamically positioned (DP) drilling operations, power, thrusters and other systems are below deck and often out of sight...

Study: How effective are software testing methods on MOUs?

Mobile offshore units (MOUs) are constructed using a component-based approach. This reduces the price to the vessel owner but obscures the quality status…

Industry eager for repeat of Brazil pre-salt boom offshore Angola

Angola’s very first oil event dates back to the late 1700s when the Portuguese colonialists discovered oil seeps and asphalt deposits at Libongos near Caxito…

September/October 2014

The September/October 2014 issue of Drilling Contractor features topics such as Drilling Rigs, Equipment and Automation, Health, Safety, Environment and Training, Completions, Regional Focus: Africa, Solids Control, and Contracts and Risk Management.

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