Archive | March/April

Highly sour fields push challenges for H2S-resistant pipe

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Hydrogen sulfide, or H2S, is hazardous to humans, other living organisms and the environment. Historically, this is the reason wells found with sour gas were often carefully…

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Stabilizing activity ushers positive outlook for Mediterranean

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Features, Global and Regional Markets, March/April, The Offshore Frontier

Tempered by challenges around political and financial uncertainty, the diverse Mediterranean region nevertheless continues to hold potential for robust exploration and production…

NSOAF audit: Interfacing, bridging processes lack clarity in North Sea

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

I never fail to be impressed by the safe and successful drilling of a well. The way a host of different companies overcome the challenges of working under tight timescales and…

Push-the-bit RSS drills high-angle section in one run for PDVSA

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Directional drilling has revolutionized oil and gas production, enabling operators to venture into new frontiers and geologically challenging reservoirs that once were…

Redesigned sub allows continuous circulation in MPD applications

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Managing downhole pressure is a critical element while drilling, particularly in deepwater and extended-reach conditions. The depths and design complexities of ultra-deepwater…

CT-enabled frac sleeves boost completion efficiency in Bakken

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Onshore Advances

The Bakken shale formation represents one of the most recent production giants discovered in North America. The US Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that the Bakken contains…

Downhole communication system provides real-time sensing and logging data

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Videos

When it comes to coiled tubing, industry relies heavily on modeling to determing what is going on downhole. With real-time data acquisition, uncertainty…

A long and winding road

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

It’s no secret that drilling has taken a whole new direction in the past decade. In reality, it has taken multiple new directions as the industry navigates through increasingly…

Keeping sand at bay

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

When it comes to sand control, a misstep comes at a high price. The industry is increasingly realizing the significance of investing time and resources from the very beginning…

Cason Swindle, WCI: Impact of well control performance reverberates around the world

Posted on 11 March 2014 in 2014, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April, Videos

By Lauren Wolfson, editorial assistant An ardent lover of the arts and a professional acapella singer, Cason Swindle left his dreams of running an opera company fully behind when he decided to join his father’s training company in Lafayette, La., in 2008. This was not an easy decision, but because he was third-generation oilfield, the move actually […]

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