|North Sea dayrates up sharply|
|Europe offers increased drilling opportunities|
|Training, HSE top IADC’s list of European priorities|
INNOVATIVE DRILLING TECHNOLOGY
|Rotary steerable systems optimize Troll field production|
|Wireless telemetry can reduce high data costs for onshore wells|
|Coiled tubing technical advances reduce operational costs|
|Horizontal UB operations can outperform conventional drilling methods|
|Streamlined pipe connections lengthen slimhole ERD wells|
|World’s largest deepwater wells slated for Ormen Lange|
|Screenless sand control method offers new completion opportunities|
|Managing wellbore pressure containment to maximize reservoir deliverability|
HEALTH & SAFETY
|2004 Lost-Time Incident rate is flat but Recordable Incidents increase|
|People, Companies and Products|
19 June 2013
Aberdeen-based Dolphin Drilling, one of the oldest and largest independent drilling contracting companies in the North Sea, unveiled its new 751-ft ultra deepwater rig...
14 June 2013
The UK oil and gas industry has achieved a 48% reduction in the number of reportable hydrocarbon releases over three years, the...
12 June 2013
Atwood Oceanics has been awarded a drilling services contract for the ultra-deepwater drillship Atwood Achiever by a subsidiary...
10 June 2013
Ensco has ordered an additional advanced-capability DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship based on the Samsung GF12000 hull design. The vessel, ENSCO DS-10, will be the eighth...
07 June 2013
Industry’s ongoing efforts to bring automation to the drilling sector will progress over time as a “natural alignment”...