Downhole Tools & Drill Pipe
|Drill pipe and drill stem technology – Executive Summary 2007|
|Rotary steerables: Step-change benefits shadowed by cost concerns|
|RSS technology driving ambitious well designs, need for ever higher ROPs|
|RSS proves value offshore Indonesia, Libya, GOM|
|RSS design enables directional performance in washed-out holes|
|Range of hole sizes, internal steering features of Schlumberger RSS|
|Marathon, partners adapt RFID technology for downhole drilling, completions|
|HT DWD provides data on drilling dynamics|
|New HT semiconductors may open doors for ultra deep operations|
|Titanium-based hardbanding balances protection for wear in casing, tool joints|
|Finally, the truth about drill string hardbanding|
Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations
|Comparison of reservoir knowledge, drilling benefits and economic advantages of UB, MP|
|Taking another look at the risk profile for air drilling in presence of hydrocarbons|
|Coiled tubing underbalanced drilling may increase production at Lisburne Field|
|Aerated fluids drilling used to minimize well interference while infill drilling|
|Microhole coiled tubing drilling concept applied to mature Niobrara gas play|
|Drilling industry boosts environmental awareness, pushes knowledge acquisitions|
|Coordinated displacement technology leads to improved wellbore clean-up|
|NDC works to drill smarter, expand fleet with upgrade, refurbishment programme|
|Killing blowout caused by illegal oil bunkering involves special challenges|
|D&C Tech Digest|
|People, Companies and Products|
18 August 2014
Repsol has recently run BlueDock connectors with elastomeric seals in Trinidad and Tobago. The operation took place in the Arima 2 well on a jackup platform...
15 August 2014
After more than 14 years with IADC and a career spanning 42 years, Joe Hurt, Vice President of IADC’s Onshore Division, will retire at the end of August. Mr Hurt began his career in 1974 with Noble Corp, working on land drilling rigs...
13 August 2014
OneSubsea, Helix Energy Solutions Group and Schlumberger have entered into a letter of intent to form an alliance to develop technologies and deliver...
12 August 2014
Noble Energy has signed a production-sharing contract (PSC) with Gabon government, covering Block F15 in the Gabon Coastal Basin. Under the terms...
12 August 2014
Drilling Technological Innovations (DTI) has been awarded a contract to provide motion compensation packages for the Tiger III and Tiger IV drillships...