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The water challenge

Posted on 24 April 2012 in 2012, Features, May/June

As hydraulic fracturing enters a new phase in the current shale boom, the industry has learned a thing or two about the process, not the least of which is that it makes both economic and environmental sense to include the three R’s – reuse, recycle and reclaim – as part of the equation…

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Navigating safe waters

Posted on 24 April 2012 in 2012, Features, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

Booming markets in West Africa, Brazil and areas of Asia Pacific are putting a bullish spin on the overall offshore outlook, with rising utilization and dayrates in all sectors, including shallow- and mid-water, deepwater and ultra-deepwater…

Global deepwater exploration sustains strong rig activity

Posted on 24 April 2012 in 2012, Features, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

Two years have passed since the twin Montara and Macondo blowouts. While Macondo obviously disrupted US Gulf of Mexico drilling in all water depths, deepwater exploration and rig activity remained robust elsewhere…

Onshore MPD system enables lower mud weights for challenging wells

Posted on 24 April 2012 in 2012, May/June, Onshore Advances

In the development of onshore gas fields, Shell has encountered margins in which the difference between dynamic equivalent circulating density (ECD) and static…

Reentry campaign gives first-round subsea fields second chance to produce

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, May/June

A large number of subsea production wells have been drilled, but to date, there has been limited industry experience of redrilling subsea wells even though redrills have…

Perspectives: Goran Andersson, Chevron: Experiential training is the way forward

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, May/June, Videos

As a new generation enters the industry work force, Chevron’s Goran Andersson strongly believes…

Stable market pushes Asia Pacific rig demand

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, Global and Regional Markets, May/June

Asia Pacific is a dynamic yet relatively stable drilling market, having successfully weathered the impact of negative global economic pressures since the 2008 credit crunch…

News Cuttings

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, Departments, May/June

Brian Maness, Diamond Offshore Drilling, and Goran Andersson, Chevron, were honored on 7 March…

Legal trends shape Asia Pacific contracts

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, May/June

As with any other region, in the Asia Pacific there are a variety of issues that the negotiator of a drilling or associated service contract must deal with in order to manage the risk to which its employer…

Drilling optimization culture built on real-time data, communication

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, May/June

In recent years, deepwater drilling operations have become more challenging, with new exploratory frontiers and the rise of rig rates demanding first-class drilling…

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