Archive | 2012

Cricket and well control: How sport can teach industry new lessons in training

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, September/October

The world of cricket isn’t normally associated with the drilling industry, but there may be lessons from this sport to apply to well control training. Cricket demands the mastery of skills…

PrintFriendlyShare This

From the Chairman: IADC seizing initiative to move forward

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

IADC’s key focus should be helping members improve performance…

Drilling Ahead: A brief history of China

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

More than 20 years ago, I helped host the first delegation from China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) to IADC…

Wirelines

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

IADC and the British Rig Owners Association (BROA) recently jointly responded to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006…

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Departments, September/October

Petrobras confirmed in August the presence of quality oil and gas in the BM-SEAL-10 block, in ultra-deepwaters in the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin. The block is part of the SEAL-M-499 concession…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Departments, September/October

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) completed the first full-scale deployment of critical well control equipment over the summer..

DEA 164: What does a next-gen ranging MWD look like?

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

The Drilling Engineering Association (DEA) continues to serve the industry as a key forum for learning about cutting-edge technologies and for forging alliances through joint…

Industry delves deeper into African frontier

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, Features, Global and Regional Markets, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

On the world map, Africa commands a grand presence, with more than 50 countries that straddle a multitude of climates, terrains and cultures. Into the continent’s vast lands and open waters, the drilling industry continues cautiously to navigate and integrate its activity…

BOP testing facility focuses on robustness, reliability of components

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

As the industry continues to place new rigs into the market, the rippling effects on demand for BOPs and improved BOP technologies parallel the upward trend…

Hydraulic tensioning takes variance out of BOP installations

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, September/October, Videos

Using such conventional methods to make flange connections in the field, especially to BOP installations, can be prone to safety risks – pinch points for fingers and hands, swinging hammers…

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 31 October 2014

    Japan Drilling to operate new jackup under construction at Keppel

    The KFELS Super B Class design has a drilling depth of 35,000 ft. The rig's leg structure is designed to provide enhanced robustness for operations at 400 ft water depth...

  • 29 October 2014

    New intelligent water management solution based on oxidizer technology

    Nalco Champion has launched the RenewIQ line of oilfield water reuse solutions to help operators reduce freshwater consumption and associated handling costs...

  • 29 October 2014

    Baker Hughes launches all-electric intelligent well system

    Baker Hughes has commercially released its MultiNode all-electric intelligent well system. It allows operators to remotely monitor and control a greater number of production zones...

  • 29 October 2014

    Tercel collaborates with TOTAL to design MicroCORE PDC drill bit

    Tercel Oilfield Products has launched the MicroCORE cutting system at the 2014 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam. The MicroCORE cutting...

  • 28 October 2014

    First extension well in pre-salt Libra leads to oil discovery

    The Libra consortium announced that the drilling of the first extension well in the Libra area, known as 3-BRSA-1255-RJS (3-RJS-731), has proven the discovery of high-quality oil...

  • Read more news