Archive | September/October

Natural gas drilling, fracturing moves industry toward self-sustainability

Posted on 09 October 2013 in Exclusive Video, News, September/October, The Efficient Rig

In the next three to five years, 50% to 75% of frac pumps in North America will be powered by natural gas…

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New proppant targets high-stress, deepwater wells

Posted on 09 October 2013 in Completing the Well, News, Onshore Advances, September/October

CARBO Ceramics introduced its KRYPTOSPHERE ultra-conductive, ultra-high strength proppant technology …

IT, standards can help aggregate well data for high-level automation

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

Automated systems are commonplace in many industries but remain a challenge for the oil industry’s drilling domain…

Messages from the machine: Maintenance process goes smart

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

It has previously been discussed how to make predictive asset maintenance a reality in the drilling industry (SPE/IADC 128865)…

Turning vision into value

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Features, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

When Chesapeake Energy had the opportunity to be one of the first operators to test an automatic drilling system on a rig in Ohio’s promising Utica play earlier this year, the company took a forward-thinking view of what it might mean…

Editorial: Progress made since Piper Alpha, but industry must keep pushing for openness

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, September/October

I recently attended the incredibly moving rededication service of the Piper Alpha memorial in Aberdeen, 25 years to the day after the North Sea tragedy took the lives of 167 offshore workers…

IADC ISP: 2012 LTI rate hits record low; 22 fatalities reported

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

The drilling industry’s worldwide lost-time incident (LTI) rate reached a record low of 0.26 in 2012, a 24% improvement over the 2011 rate of 0.34…

Fixing human error

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, September/October

“It took us several weeks to complete and lots of effort, but we can now most definitively say that the root cause was categorically linked to “human error…”

Dropped blocks: OMV gets to root causes, zeros in on prevention

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Over the past years, OMV E&P has experienced several incidents in its drilling and workover activities related to dropped blocks…

People, companies and products

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, September/October

John W. Lindsay will become chief executive officer of Helmerich & Payne, effective upon the conclusion of the company’s annual stockholders meeting on 5 March 2014. He joined the company in 1987 as a drilling engineer…

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