Archive | September/October

Pushing for innovations in a risk-averse industry

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

For many petroleum engineers who end up building their careers on the drilling side of the business, one common theme often appears: Production is boring.

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People, Companies & Products

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

Transocean announced that Steven L Newman has been chosen to succeed Robert L Long as the company’s chief executive officer upon Mr Long’s…

Pride underscores training, safety commitment with new facility in France featuring rig, test well

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

Pride International’s commitment to training runs deep, a company culture in a land where learning runs back through the centuries. In the land…

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…

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…

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