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IADC introduces the Red Thread

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, March/April

With president and CEO Stephen Colville at the helm, IADC recently introduced the Red Thread, an accordion-style document and HTML5 app that details how IADC will achieve its core goal of catalyzing improved performance for the drilling industry…

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Fuel management system opens window to engine usage, reduces fuel requirements, emissions

Posted on 28 February 2013 in 2013, March/April, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

In the ongoing push for more rig automation, Canrig Drilling Technology has developed a computer-based fuel management…

2013 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference: Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions

Posted on 21 February 2013 in 2013, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions…

Autonomous hull-cleaning system delivered for US Navy testing

Posted on 31 January 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, January/February, News, The Offshore Frontier

SeaRobotics Corp has delivered the first HullBUG (Hull Bio-inspired Underwater Grooming) system to the Center for Corrosion and Biofouling Control at the Florida…

Wirelines

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

The US EPA’s decision to ban BP from bidding in future offshore US lease sales could…

John Beswick, PR Marriott Drilling: Politics could hinder Euro-shale potential

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Departments, January/February

John Beswick, director of PR Marriott Drilling, grew up wanting to be a pilot…

2013 IADC Officers

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

David Williams was named chairman, president and chief executive officer of Noble Corp in January 2008…

Personal responsibility for safety a must for incident-free workplace

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Industry increasingly looks to non-traditional geographies, disciplines for workers, enhancing safety through strong corporate culture…

Tailored engineering, automation to drive optimized fracturing

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, January/February, Onshore Advances

Rush into manufacturing mode may be leading to less efficient frac designs, forfeiting valuable information, production in shales. If you look at the estimated…

Advanced technology on simple wells puts focus on performance

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Applying same drilling practices to both complex and basic wells builds skills, capability, can reduce overall costs if done right. In 2012, we drilled about 2,500…

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