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Big risks, bigger rewards?

Posted on 03 September 2013 in 2013, Features, Global and Regional Markets, Onshore Advances, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

Drilling is a challenging task anywhere you go today, but drilling in the Arctic is exponentially more demanding and costly. To get a sense of what operations are like in an arctic environment, Parker Drilling’s Bryan Collins, VP – Arctic operations, explained a typical day…

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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 03 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

Uruguay-based Parden Holding has awarded a contract to Keppel FELS to build a jackup for US $206 million…

Next-generation semi replaces derrick with multipurpose tower

Posted on 29 August 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

With the implementation of the multipurpose tower (MPT) on Noble Drilling’s Noble Bully I and II in March and April 2012…

Finer control: 2nd-gen wired pipe to improve ruggedness, diagnostics

Posted on 29 August 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Wired drill pipe (WDP) technology has been described as a game-changer for the oil and gas industry due to its capacity to deliver high-resolution data…

Increasing complexity, global expansion calls for crew competence

Posted on 29 August 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, September/October

The nature of the oil and gas industry is often described as cyclical. Personnel shortages accelerated by the Big Crew Change and market upswing reflect…

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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