Archive | 2012

A shake-up in solids control: Industry looks beyond tradition

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

Remove all doubt from the drilling process. That mantra is one of the key drivers behind Jason Norman’s mission to streamline and – ultimately – automate solids control, waste management and drilling fluids processing…

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Well intervention tools: Pushing back time for aging wells

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, September/October

Technology advances address water influx, wellbore buildup, seek innovative methods to cut pipe, set cement plugs. As fields mature around the world, innovations in well intervention services have become increasingly important…

Waste handling under study for Chinese unconventional wells

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

Waste management plays an important role in delivering an environmentally sound well. If a project requires the operator to drill hundreds of deep development wells…

Efficient management system the foundation of strong HSE culture

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

There is a lot of discussion these days about HSE culture, but what does HSE culture really mean? Informally, it can be described as “the way we do…

New bits look beyond design at overall wellbore

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

In the wellbore, drill bits lead the way through formations to achieve longer wells more efficiently and quickly. The latest developments in drill bits share a common goal: optimize bit performance in the wellbore to save time and money…

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Departments, July/August

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, a businessman and philanthropist whose business spanned multiple continents and industries, from Europe to North America, from the airline industry to oil and gas, died 16 April in Copenhagen at the age of 98…

Guest Editorial: BSEE – Safety must permeate all levels

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, July/August

As anyone who works on the Outer Continental Shelf knows, offshore safety is everyone’s responsibility. Every company, every worker, every day. At this year’s Offshore Technology Conference, I unveiled…

Continuous circulation system keeps ECD steady on Kvitebjørn

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

To construct new wells and continue production, Statoil decided to include the Continuous Circulation System (CCS) on the Kvitebjørn field of the North Sea…

Lifting guide: Hoist safety tips every rigger, operator should know

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, July/August

All too often, hoisting-related accidents in North America could have been prevented simply by properly training operators on the operation, safe rigging, inspection and…

Industry maps smarter way to build wellbores

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

Fifteen years after the first intelligent well system (IWS) was installed in Norway, the application is finally stepping out of its high-end niche and gaining broad recognition as the game-changer it was designed to be…

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