Archive | September/October

QHSE lift: redefining management systems

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, September/October

To many people a management system, whether HSE, finance, human resources or operations, is a collection of documents describing “things the company needs or wants …

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Re-inventing subsea intervention to keep economics above water

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Completing the Well, Features, September/October

Ten thousand feet below the platform, a well production tree, with all its pipes, manifolds and production lines, is signaling yet another new frontier in hydrocarbon …

Australia embarks on coal seam gas, the next E&P frontier Down Under

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Features, Global and Regional Markets, September/October

A steady producer of oil and gas in conventional onshore and offshore fields, Australia is looking to new and unconventional resources to chart its future …

Optimizing ROP through automation

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, September/October, The Efficient Rig

Increasing the rate of penetration without detrimentally affecting hole quality or well placement can help to reduce drilling costs, especially on rigs with a…

Dual BOPs: When one just isn’t enough

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Features, September/October, The Efficient Rig

On 1 June Rowan Companies announced it had ordered the first two ultra-deepwater drillships in the company’s history, to be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. These 12,000-ft capable vessels will each be equipped…

Rig mobility on the fast track

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Features, September/October, The Efficient Rig

Rig manufacturers are expanding the operating and mobility features of the industry’s rigs to a new level of sophistication – the highly or ultra-mobile rig …

HIL merges risk-free testing, virtual drilling

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, September/October, The Efficient Rig

The devil is in the details. For today’s state-of-the-art rigs and increasingly automated drilling equipment, that translates to the software…

Shedding light on electrical simplicity

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, September/October, The Efficient Rig

Simpler power distribution systems are being cited as the reason for a reduction in blackout scenarios aboard deepwater rigs. Isolated at sea, deepwater drillships …

From islands to clouds: the data evolution

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, September/October, The Efficient Rig

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

Maintenance history materializes with RFID

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, September/October, The Efficient Rig

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 …

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