Archive | January/February

Innovating to stay ahead of safety curve

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February

Eni using lean well design, near-balance drilling, dual-casing technologies to ensure well integrity, improve pressure management in complex wells…

PrintFriendlyShare This

Training must keep up as well complexity rises

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February

Technology gaps must also be addressed in ERD, geosteering, BOP control systems, hydraulic fracturing efficiency…

Technology adoption: No risk means no gain

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February

Slow pace to implement emerging innovations leading to missed or delayed opportunities to reduce costs, NPT

Eurozone difficulties add market uncertainty

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February

Uneven spending impacts marginal projects as emerging shale opportunities push demand for high-tech land rigs…

Engaging proactively to drive sustainability

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February

Petronas looks to industry collaboration, guidelines to meet long-term training, technology needs…

Forging path forward for closed-loop drilling

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February

Industry must support emerging technologies with standards, competent people…

Perspectives: Shane Marchand, H&P – Industry is nothing without our people

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February, Microsites

For someone who has wanted to be in the drilling business ever since he went to a rig christening in East Texas as a child, going to work for Helmerich & Payne in 1996…

Redundancy builds in maintenance time to boost safety, reliability

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February

Efficiency, risk mitigation should go hand-in-hand if equipment is used effectively by competent workers…

Integrated solutions in a complex world

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February

Efforts to reduce E&P costs focus on enhancing drilling efficiency, wellbore positioning, wellbore assurance…

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February, Microsites

Walter H. Helmerich III, businessman, civic leader and philanthropist, passed away on 10 January. He joined H&P in 1950 and became president in 1960…

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 24 October 2014

    GDF SUEZ, BP discover new Central North Sea Field

    “This is an encouraging exploration discovery in a part of the Central North Sea that needs additional volumes of hydrocarbons to open up development options…

  • 24 October 2014

    Chevron, BP discover oil in deepwater US Gulf of Mexico

    The discovery well, on Keathley Canyon Block 10, was drilled by operator Chevron on behalf of the Guadalupe co-owners. The well encountered significant oil pay…

  • 22 October 2014

    Shell discovers gas in pre-salt reservoir offshore Gabon

    Shell announced a frontier exploration discovery offshore Gabon, West Africa. The well Leopard-1 encountered a substantial gas column with around 200 m net gas pay…

  • 22 October 2014

    Statoil proves new oil resources near Grane field in North Sea

    Well 25/8-18 S, drilled by the rig Transocean Leader, proved an oil column of 25 m in the Heimdal Formation. The estimated volume of the discovery…

  • 21 October 2014

    IADC Cybersecurity Task Group to provide industry guidance to assess risks

    The oil and gas industry is not immune to cybersecurity threats, from computer viruses and malware to targeted attacks. The IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee…

  • Read more news