Archive | 2009

D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

Weatherford International and ENI have entered an agreement to develop a subsea drilling-with-casing system. It will enable a 20-in. casing string…

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D&C News

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, September/October

Anadarko Petroleum announced in late July a discovery at the Vito exploration well in Mississippi Canyon block 984. The well encountered more than…

Requiem for a Recession: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, September/October

Signs are increasingly positive for the overall economy, but the energy outlook is a case of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

News Cuttings

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

IADC president Dr Lee Hunt presented the IADC Exemplary Service Award to Steven J Gangelhoff, senior vice president, Northern Offshore Drilling…

Wirelines

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

Invited by Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, IADC senior vice president – government affairs Brian Petty testified 21 July before the US House Ways and Means…

Well control has come a long way since the days of oil gushers, primitive drilling

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

It might seem hard to believe now, but once upon a time, well blowouts were seen as a cause for celebration. In fact, oil gushers used to be a symbol of newfound…

Accurate wellbore trajectory delivers 70% more reservoir contact with Gullfaks sidetrack well

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

The Gullfaks field is located in the central part of the East Shetland Basin in the Northern North Sea and was discovered in 1979. The StatoilHydro-operated field…

Innovations in acquisition geometries, telemetry improve complex imaging, seismic logging

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

WesternGeco has developed a new single-vessel method of acquiring seismic data over a wide range of azimuths that the organization says improves the efficiency…

Telemedicine technologies enhance offshore healthcare, reduce illness-related departures

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Today, HSE decision-makers are looking to create a healthier and more productive workforce while reducing overall medical costs. This challenge escalates as…

New lifeboat design replaces hook system with drop-in-ball technology to improve safety

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, September/October

It’s logical – a lifeboat is supposed to save lives, not cause deaths or injuries. Then why were people in the maritime and offshore industry continually getting…

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