Archive | 2013

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…

PrintFriendlyShare This

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

Posted on 28 February 2013 in 2013, Drilling Rigs & Automation, March/April, News, Onshore Advances

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, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, Onshore Advances

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…

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 21 November 2014

    Statoil cancels Stena Carron rig contract offshore Angola

    Statoil has decided to cancel the Stena Carron rig contract after fulfilling the work commitments in the Statoil-operated blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola...

  • 19 November 2014

    Stepwise approach guides Statoil’s North American onshore path

    When Statoil entered the North American onshore industry in 2008, it was a non-operator in a joint venture (JV) with Chesapeake in one shale play. Since then, Norwegian-based…

  • 18 November 2014

    Stilley: Despite challenging outlook, opportunities are plenty in the long term

    Opportunities abound for the drilling industry even in an environment of high costs and falling oil prices, Randall D. Stilley, President & CEO of Paragon Offshore, said...

  • 18 November 2014

    In well control, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

    It has been more than four years since Macondo, and the long-term effects of the oil spill are still being determined. “Oil is a natural substance that can be degraded...

  • 18 November 2014

    Plaisance: Well Control Institute evaluating priority topics

    The Well Control Institute (WCI) Board of Directors convened on 11 November in New Orleans. Moe Plaisance, who recently retired from Diamond Offshore Drilling, has...

  • Read more news