Archive | 2009

Prevention technology can help drilling, service rigs to minimize environmental footprint at the source

Posted on 15 November 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, November/December

The oil and gas industry of today requires a social license to operate. As positive public perception diminishes, the industry must adapt to a higher…

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Case studies: High-density elastic cements applied to solve HPHT challenges in South Texas

Posted on 15 November 2009 in 2009, Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, November/December

Well cementing operations in South Texas tend to present a number of challenges to those responsible for constructing oil and gas wells. For instance, the temperatures…

Wellbore re-entries and repairs: practical guidelines for cementing new casing inside existing casing

Posted on 13 November 2009 in 2009, Completing the Well, November/December

Whether a well is being re-entered after having been abandoned for some time or it simply needs to be repaired to be functional, many operators choose to cement…

Drilling Ahead: Cashing in on the enviro agenda, Greenbacks for green drilling?

Posted on 12 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

Even as environmental agendas delay well permitting and cause other headaches, new opportunities may loom for “green” drilling. Two areas in particular present…

Perspectives: Not doing what’s always been done, but what’s better

Posted on 12 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

As a young man growing up in Ghana in the ’70s, Chevron’s Graham Mensa-Wilmot remembers PetroCanada putting up an offshore drilling rig near the coast where…

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 12 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, November/December

John Meckert has assumed the role of vice president of services & rentals of Canrig Drilling Technology. Mr Meckert has been with the Nabors group of business…

HSE Corner: Pneumatic conveyance of drill cuttings may offer solution for sensitive, strictly regulated environments

Posted on 12 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, Drilling It Safely, November/December

As environmental regulations get more stringent around the world, oil companies, drilling contractors and the service industry are working together to reduce chemical…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 12 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, Innovating While Drilling, News, November/December

BJ Services Company has successfully installed the first InjectSafe chemical injection system with DynaCoil capillary injection strings offshore in two wells in Europe…

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 10 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, Global and Regional Markets, November/December

Anadarko Petroleum has announced another successful appraisal well in the West Cape Three Points Block offshore Ghana. The Mahogany-4 well, the eastern-most…

News Cuttings

Posted on 10 November 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, November/December

IADC president Dr Lee Hunt (right) presents a commemorative gift to Jens Hoffmark, Maersk Drilling USA vice president business development, at a meeting of the…

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