Archive | May/June

Dismantling our industry, rig by rig

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

Our industry has fought the Obama Administration in the judiciary, in congress and in the media. Yet, in defiance of federal court orders and repeated bipartisan requests…

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Politics muddy debate over hydraulic fracturing risks

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, Features, May/June

Besides exploring for and producing energy resources, the energy industry is tasked with debunking myths and clarifying techniques used in hydraulic fracturing. Brian Petty, IADC…

Despite political strife, rise expected in Middle East drilling

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, Features, May/June

All signs point to drilling activity increasing slightly in the Middle East oil and gas province. While activity was down in 2009 and 2010, contractors, operators and a rig yard in this region are reporting increases…

Technology advances push greener side of fracing/Politics muddy debate over hydraulic fracturing risks

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, Features, May/June

Hydraulic fracturing has been an area of aggressive research and development over the past several years, with operators and service companies…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, Departments, May/June

Transocean’s ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 has set what the company believes is a world record for the deepest water depth by an offshore drilling rig of 10,194 ft while working for Reliance Industries offshore India…

Wirelines

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing to require all motor carriers that are currently required to maintain Records of Duty Status (RODS) for Hours of Service (HOS) recordkeeping…

News Cuttings

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

The IADC Contracts Committee has begun a thorough review of the IADC Offshore Daywork Drilling Contract – US in view of new regulatory requirements and operating practices in the Gulf of Mexico…

Plume modeling study quantifies risk of H2S release in exploration drilling

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, Departments, May/June

With the increasing likelihood of exploration wells being located near population centers in the Middle East and elsewhere, an evaluation of the risk of an uncontrolled release of toxic gas reaching such a settlement needs to be quantified…

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, Departments, May/June

J Kent Wells will become president and CEO of MDU Resources Group’s natural gas and oil production business, Fidelity E&P…

Perspectives

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, Departments, May/June

In an industry in which technology innovation is paramount, Dr Kristin Falk fits right in. “Developing new technologies and applying them in the field is my passion,…

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