Archive | 2012

Perspectives: Gregers Kudsk, Maersk Drilling – Industry’s joint efforts lead to advances in technology

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, Drilling Rigs & Automation, March/April, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

At the forefront of advances in offshore drilling technologies, Gregers Kudsk, vice president and senior technical advisor for Maersk Drilling, pursues ideas from the beginning, even when the majority of people have yet to come on board. In the early stages of his career, he found himself working on technologies that would lead to improved rig efficiency and automation at a time when resources and knowledge were limited…

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Automation raises the bar in safety, efficiency

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February

Contractors working to increase offline capabilities, prepare rigs for subsea completions and MPD, enhance training experience…

Going for the gold in training, reliability

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February

More complex than before, industry needs standardization to get through increased activity…

Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions – Exclusive Q&A’s with industry leaders

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

The drilling industry is built on people, and we’re running short. Despite ongoing recruitment efforts around the world, as well as accelerated training programs in place, we know we can’t undo…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

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

Xtreme Drilling and Coil Services recently unveiled the XSR200, a land coiled-tubing well intervention unit…

Drilling Ahead: Drilling smarter – It’s not your father’s oilfield

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

It’s not your father’s oilfield. Necessity, celebrated mother of invention, demands that we drill smarter, work better.

Drilling & Completion News

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

Odfjell Drilling’s Deepsea Metro I commenced its drilling program in January for BG Groupin Tanzania. The contract with BG has a firm duration of 365 days…

Full steam ahead on shale gas, automation

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February

For CNPC, wellbore stability, fluids are key challenges to China’s unconventionals development…

Safety by design boosts value of HSE training

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February

AC-drive technology helps contractors engineer hazards out of rigs, prevent injuries, enhance opportunities for automation…

Balancing risk, innovation to reach the unreachable

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February

Chronic people shortage means industry must harness value of technology advances to deliver better wells…

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