Archive | 2011

From islands to clouds: the data evolution

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling Rigs & Automation, September/October

As rig mechanization and automation become more demanding and complex, it is vital that existing and prospective communication technologies …

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Maintenance history materializes with RFID

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling Rigs & Automation, September/October

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) has become a key ingredient to increase reliability in the drilling industry. It is one of the only industries where RFID …

Coriolis sensors open lines to real-time data

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling Rigs & Automation, September/October

Coriolis mass flow sensors are increasingly being used by drilling operators to measure drilling fluid density and flow-rate parameters in real time…

A slimmer silhouette for drillships, semis

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling Rigs & Automation, September/October

The trends for highly mobile deepwater drilling are rigs suitable for ultra-deepwater, with complex geology and high pressures, which means numerous casing strings …

Modified cement head cuts rig-up time, risks

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling Rigs & Automation, September/October

Integration of a remote-controlled rotating and hoisting cement head with top drive casing-running operations is cutting time between casing-running and cementing…

IADC funds Houston radio station’s Energy & Environment news desk

Posted on 08 September 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

IADC is providing underwriting support for an initiative being launched by Houston radio station KUHF News, 88.7 FM, giving the industry a higher profile …

Wirelines

Posted on 08 September 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

OSHA has issued a grant to Red Rocks Community College in Colorado, an OSHA-authorized training center, to develop an oil- and gas-specific outreach training course …

Perspectives: Brian Maness, Diamond Offshore – Helping rig crews do their jobs right

Posted on 08 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

Brian Maness, assistant manager of training for Diamond Offshore, has a passion for training running in his blood …

News Cuttings

Posted on 08 September 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

The IADC North Sea Chapter (NSC) donated £8,800 to two cancer charities following the Annual Safety Awards Ceremony in May…

Drilling Ahead: Shell/CNPC JV shows that change isn’t coming; it’s here

Posted on 07 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

Shell and China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) signed a joint venture (JV) agreement to develop a highly automated well manufacturing system …

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