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NOVOS evolves, with new emphasis on extracting value through optimization

When the NOVOS process automation platform was first introduced, the focus was on ensuring the system was operational and consistent. In this video, Matt Jackson, Product Development Engineering Supervisor with NOV, talks to DC about the optimization of an Appalachia well and how connection time was significantly reduced...

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New drilling automation platform optimizes steering, aids real-time decisions

A new drilling automation platform is aiding experts to make real-time drilling decisions to enable more accurate well placement, good borehole quality, optimum rate of penetration and consistency. Umut Zalluhoglu, R&D Engineering Advisor with Halliburton, spoke at the IADC Drilling Engineers Committee Q2 Technology Forum in Houston on 26 June about the customizable platform, which can be used to define optimal steering performance and automatically track the well plan. It also enables remote-controlled simultaneous execution of multiple drilling operations and reduces human-induced variance in drilling performance. In this video with DC, Mr Zalluhoglu explains the platform’s two modes of operation and the value that has been achieved.

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Parker Drilling announces retirement of President and CEO Gary Rich

Parker Drilling announced that Gary Rich has decided to retire from his roles as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Parker Drilling later this year. Mr Rich plans to remain in his current roles for an interim period to support a smooth transition. The board of directors will engage a search firm to conduct a comprehensive search for a permanent successor...

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Pacific awards subsea contract to Expro for work offshore Mauritania

Expro has been awarded a contract by Pacific Drilling’s subsidiary, Pacific Santa Ana, for the provision of an intervention riser system for Petronas’ Chinguetti Field Phase II plug and abandonment contract, offshore Mauritania. Worldwide Oilfield Machine (WOM) will support Expro with the provision of the subsea well access system and technical support team...

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