Archive | May/June

From the chairman: IADC Red Thread – Paving the path to catalyze improved performance

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

A recent API study estimated that the US oil and natural gas industry has invested more than $252 billion since 1990 to improve the environmental performance of its products, facilities and operations…

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For industry, by industry: 6 key facts worth repeating about IADC Rig Pass

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, May/June

Since its establishment in 1992, IADC’s Rig Pass safety orientation program has issued approximately 200,000 certificates to the drilling industry…

Mike Hoyle, GL Noble Denton: Engagement is key to industrywide projects

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

Seemingly separate parts of life aligned for Mike Hoyle in the oil and gas industry. As an avid sailor coming from a family of engineers…

Remote directional drilling enhances shale well quality, efficiency

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

After a successful pilot application in the Haynesville Shale, Shell Upstream Americas is taking steps to conduct all of its directional drilling (DD), geosteering (GS) and measurement/logging while drilling (MWD/LWD) operations in the Americas and beyond from remote drilling centers…

Case study: Planning enables remote-area drilling campaign

Posted on 22 May 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

Offshore the Falkland Islands, approximately 650 km southeast of the South American continent, two small UK operators with limited in-house operational resources conducted a successful drilling campaign…

FPSO boom calls for care with power supply equipment, hazards

Posted on 22 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

The global FPSO market has encountered tremendous growth over the past 20 years and is showing no sign of slowing…

Global Shale Report: An expanding playground

Posted on 22 May 2013 in 2013, Features, Global and Regional Markets, May/June, Onshore Advances

Conventional wisdom has its place, but when it comes to land drilling, the thinking these days has a definite unconventional spin. “Unconventional” includes the vast shale plays that continue to be developed and discovered, not just in North America but also in basins worldwide…

Exclusive video: Chemical-free water treatment system recovers petroleum, saves water

Posted on 03 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances, Videos

To help operators extract more petroleum from process water and reduce the need to use fresh water in the fracturing operations…

People, companies and products

Posted on 03 May 2013 in 2013, Departments, May/June

United Metallurgical Company (OMK) has opened a pipe plant in Houston, with first pipe produced in December 2012…

KSA project on pace for 2013 completion

Posted on 03 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June, Videos

The IADC Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) project is well under way, with several key tasks completed and other initiatives in development…

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