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CNPC reorganizes into eight integrated service companies, seeking international market

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Global and Regional Markets, May/June

Surviving in a fluctuating market remains China National Petroleum Company’s (CNPC) main reason for reorganizing in 2008. Emerging with eight new drilling and service…

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Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

IADC celebrated its 70th anniversary on 18 March in Copenhagen. On behalf of 2010 chairman Louis Raspino, Pride International, and president Dr Lee Hunt, IADC invited representatives of the…

World’s first steerable drilling liner system successfully field tested offshore Norway

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, May/June

The world’s first steerable drilling liner system has been successfully field-tested by Statoil and Baker Hughes in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Historically, operators and service companies focused…

Drilling Ahead: Balanced energy strategy beats demonizing natural gas

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

In the oil and gas business, most people adopt an evenly balanced approach to energy and the environment. The people I brush shoulders with don’t trumpet oil-and-gas solutions for every niggling energy problem…

Supporting subsea structures with jetted piles saves time, cost in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, May/June

Hundreds of jetted conductors have been installed at offshore locations throughout the world in the past few decades. Traditionally, these jetted conductors are installed for…

D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, May/June

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), using Rig KDC-41, has drilled what it believes to be the shallowest horizontal well ever drilled in Kuwait and the Middle East and with the shallowest kick-off point worldwide…

4 steps to assess, avoid musculoskeletal injury

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, Drilling It Safely, May/June

Safety is an ongoing concern for our industry. From fire-resistant suits to protective eyewear and headgear, rig crews have access to a plethora of external protective equipment safety…

Development of 2.5 million-lb landing string stretches limits of manufacturing capabilities

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, May/June

Deepwater and ultra-deepwater well designs continue to drive the requirement for higher tension-capacity landing strings. Water depth and total depth are increasing…

Through-tubing rotary drilling intervention system coaxes more oil from aged reservoirs

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, May/June

In areas of the world where the biggest oil and gas discoveries are already drilled and producing, the push continues for increased oil recovery (IOR) efforts…

New deepwater riserless mud recovery system opens door to deepwater dual-gradient drilling

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, May/June

This article presents the results of a large-scale field trial conducted from a deepwater semisubmersible offshore Sabah, Malaysia, in September 2008…

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