Archive | 2013

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…

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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…

Diamond Offshore’s Ocean Technology Center focuses on the future of drilling

Posted on 03 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, May/June, Videos

Addressing the increasing complexity of drilling technology and equipment, Diamond Offshore Drilling recently opened its 15,000-sq-ft Ocean Technology Center in Houston…

Drilling Ahead: Webinar on competency clarifies complex topic

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

Technology is our industry’s defibrillator. Without it, we would have shared the same calamitous demise that befell blacksmiths and buggy makers. Unable to pursue any but the lowest-hanging fruit, we’d end up beating our rigs into plowshares…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Departments, March/April

Halliburton, Apache Corp and Caterpillar have developed dual-fuel technology to safely and efficiently power the pumping equipment used for fracturing treatments with a mixture of natural gas and diesel. With 12 pumps (24,000 hp), it is one of the largest dual-fuel projects in the industry…

Cementing: Taking in lessons learned

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Onshore Advances

Hydrocarbon production is a risky business, and nowhere is this more evident than in the deepest, darkest waters on the planet, where some of the brightest prospects for the future lie miles beneath the surface. High pressures and temperatures, extended laterals and unstable reservoirs are…

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Departments, March/April

Keppel FELS has delivered the UMW Naga 4 jackup to UMW Oil & Gas five days ahead of schedule in February, on budget and with a perfect safety record…

Plug locator system mitigates cement plug displacement risks

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

The ongoing search for new oil and gas reserves continues to push the technical limits of well construction, as more complex wells are being drilled into increasingly remote…

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