Archive | July/August

Bit of best fit

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Features, July/August, Onshore Advances

When TOTAL E&P UK drilled an exploratory well last year in the remote Tomintoul field, located west of the Shetland Islands, the event marked a milestone in the company’s quest to access the potential reservoir in the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean…

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Design for control, guarantee containment

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Features, July/August

Leo Tolstoy once wrote, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” When it comes to well control, however, Chevron is not waiting around. With a global well control initiative that will…

Flying high

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Features, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Despite its perception as a mature market, Europe continues to yield valuable finds for those prepared to invest in new technologies and have a knack for capitalizing on smaller-prize discoveries…

Data delivery

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Drilling wells in today’s complex oilfields bears little resemblance to the drilling operations of just a few decades ago. Fast-evolving technology has turned drilling into a sophisticated and scientific undertaking driven by the need for real-time data…

Intelligent completions, data collection enhance reservoir management

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Features, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

To improve reservoir management and recovery, understanding how the reservoir is going to produce based on downhole data and using the right completion equipment is key…

Drilling Ahead: Piper Alpha 25 years on

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

The Piper Alpha survivor recalled receiving a safety orientation – 10 years earlier. But not that day. Not 6 July 1988, the date of the…

Collaboration delivers fully integrated subsea completion in Norway

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Collaboration between the operator and service company has helped ensure the successful and safe installation of the first fully integrated subsea completion in the Norwegian North Sea…

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Departments, July/August

KCA Deutag has been awarded a contract with Statoil for the management, operation and maintenance of two Category J jackups…

Fixed cutter hybrid bit pushes performance in extreme environments

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, Onshore Advances

Drill bit technology has advanced significantly in recent years, as designs feature improved durability to drill through a wider range of lithologies…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Departments, July/August

Recent testing in the Texas Barnett Shale where GFS Corp installed its bi-fuel conversion EVO-SP System on drilling rig generator…

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