Archive | 2014

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Departments, September/October

Diamond Offshore has appointed Ronald Woll as Senior VP and Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately…

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Perspectives: Mary Dimataris, M-I SWACO: Capturing expert knowledge with IADC Tech Pubs Committee

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Departments, September/October

When Mary Dimataris began her career in the late 1970s, the copy machine was just becoming a common piece of office equipment, and a modem was…

Automation, software, mobility lead advances in drilling packages

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

The drilling industry is on the cusp of big changes, with improved automation packages and new equipment designs emerging from manufacturers…

Complex environments call for better navigation of the human terrain

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, September/October

The success of operators and drilling contractors in low-capacity countries depends on their ability to “navigate the human terrain” in difficult operating environments…

Adaptive automation facilitates efficient, safe tripping operations

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, September/October, The Efficient Rig

Automation consists of the use of control systems to manage processes, reducing the need for human intervention. There has been considerable progress made…

Recipes for success

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Completing the Well, CurrentFeatures, Features, September/October

Just as no two reservoirs are alike, completion fluids are formation-specific concoctions engineered to provide the proper degree of density and flow characteristics that enable production…

Leading process safety KPIs enhance barrier management on NCS

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, September/October

“Personnel shall be aware of which barriers are not functioning or have been impaired.” This is the sentence wherein the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has…

Drilling Ahead: Crystal-clear focus on asset integrity, reliability

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Departments, September/October

Asset integrity and reliability are hardly new concepts, but today they are more important than ever before…

Drilling the distance

Posted on 29 August 2014 in 2014, CurrentFeatures, Features, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October, The Efficient Rig

The drill site has physically evolved with the advent of horizontal drilling and multiwell pads. No longer is a rig confined to drilling a single well before having to rig down, move to another location and rig up again…

Uncertainty reigns in new regime for risk, contract management

Posted on 29 August 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, September/October

As one of the oil and gas industry’s best-loved terms, “game-changer” ranks near the top of the list, typically signifying development of step-change technology…

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Recent Drilling News

  • 30 September 2014

    Statoil, Shell and Sonatrach awarded acreage onshore Algeria

    Statoil and Shell were awarded the Timissit Permit License in the Illizi-Ghadames Basin onshore Algeria. The license is in southeastern Algeria and covers an area of 2,730 sq km...

  • 29 September 2014

    Rosneft discovers oil in Kara Sea

    Rosneft successfully completed the drilling of the Universitetskaya-1 well in the Arctic – the northernmost well in the world, according to the company, and discovered oil at the East-Prinovozemelskiy-1 license area...

  • 26 September 2014

    Statoil and PL713 partners discover gas in Pingvin prospect in Barents Sea

    Statoil has together with PL713 partners made a gas discovery in the Pingvin prospect in the Barents Sea. The discovery is a play opener in an unexplored frontier…

  • 26 September 2014

    Maersk Drilling names fourth ultra-deepwater drillship, delivery expected in Q4

    Maersk Drilling’s fourth ultra-deepwater drillship was named Thursday morning in a ceremony at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si...

  • 25 September 2014

    Eni awarded 3 new exploration licenses in Egypt

    Eni was the successful bidder of three new exploration licenses in Egypt as a result of the competitive 2013 EGPC and EGAS bid rounds. The new licenses will be formally awarded after the ratification...

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