Innovations drive packers to new stages

How do you push 60 packers into a well? Just a few years ago, that capability was unfathomable. Today, thanks to innovation that is keeping up with the demands of unconventional wells, including tight oil and gas and shales...

From intervention to innovation

More than 30 years after it emerged onto the oilfield, coiled tubing (CT) is moving beyond its niche, especially in the North American sector. Once primarily limited to well servicing and workover operations, CT is increasingly a planned and integral part of the completion strategy...

Middle East wells confirm high build-rate rotary steerable system

Since the late 1990s, rotary steerable systems (RSS) have revolutionized drilling and redefined how far directional drilling can go. Extended-reach drilling, multilaterals and deepwater drilling have been brought up to...

Canadian market cools as weather warms, prices fall

As frost on the ground gives way to spring thaw and oil prices stay low, Canadian drilling contractors are packing up rigs early in preparation for next winter...

Multilaterals yield additional production from existing wellbores

As the price of oil and budgets both continue to fall, the ability to quickly and efficiently increase reserves and production capability at minimal cost becomes an even greater priority for operators around the globe..

Going full DGD: New system offers alternative well control approach

Dual gradient drilling (DGD), a technique long studied by the offshore drilling industry for downhole pressure management, is no longer defined simply by the use of two fluid gradients...

Native crude reduces formation damage in CT-drilled laterals

Fluid selection is an integral part of every well drilling operation, as the choice of fluid can mean the difference between success and failure...

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

A major operator has signed a four-year contract with Enhanced Drilling for the Riserless Mud Recovery (RMR) and CTS cuttings transportation system...

Drilling Ahead: Seizing the high ground: The moral case for fossil fuels

Throughout my career, our industry has fought a rear-guard action on environmental issues, and our worst foe is ourselves...

March/April 2015

The March/April 2015 issue of Drilling Contractor features topics such as Coiled Tubing, Regional Focus: Canada, Innovating While Drilling, Completions, Health, Safety, Environment & Training, and Drilling Rigs & Equipment.

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