Archive | 2012

Shale drilling reaps efficiency gains from MPD pressure control

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) techniques that are used to drill some of the world’s most extreme conventional wells also have the capability to significantly improve drilling efficiency in unconventional shales…

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Glenda Wylie, Halliburton: Passion for solving challenges driven by love of science

Posted on 20 December 2012 in 2012, Exclusive Video, Innovating While Drilling, November/December, Recent Drilling News, Videos

At the age of four, Glenda Wylie, now director of global technical marketing for Halliburton, was given three acres of land by her family on their farm in Missouri to do with as she pleased…

Rig count doubles in Utica Shale from year ago

Posted on 20 November 2012 in 2012, Global and Regional Markets, News

The number of active oil and natural gas rigs in the Appalachian Basin’s Utica Shale for the last week of October 2012 has doubled…

Multiphase simulations enhance well designs, contingency planning

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, November/December

Events in recent years have heightened industry awareness regarding well control issues, especially high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) and…

MPD powers static pre-drill modeling with dynamic capacity

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, November/December

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) significantly reduces the likelihood of a well control event and associated wellbore problems by addressing two key…

Research expands as sour gas completion challenges increase

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, November/December

Like vinegar in a cylinder of honey, hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is the industry’s ultimate party-pooper, a sour intruder that puts the damper on an otherwise…

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Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

Following an August meeting with James Watson, director of the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), IADC, API, NOIA and the Offshore Operators Committee have…

News Cuttings

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, Departments, November/December

IADC has launched an initiative for a comprehensive revision and update of the definitive rig-operations manual, the IADC Drilling Manual…

Optimism strong despite market uncertainties

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, Features, Global and Regional Markets, November/December

Trumpets or fireworks may be absent in celebrating substantial industry growth as 2012 concludes, but that’s no matter. Over the past 12 months, industry solidified its footing after facing significant regulatory and economical challenges over the previous couple of years…

Technology Development: A game of risks vs rewards

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, Features, Innovating While Drilling, November/December

Industry investing in new generation of forward-thinking technologies even as it works to overcome old mindsets, barriers. When National Oilwell Varco (NOV) unveils its open-platform drilling automation system NOVA in 2014…

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