Archive | 2012

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…

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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, Focused Microsites, January/February

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, Focused Microsites, January/February

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…

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