GLOBAL DRILLING OUTLOOK
|Looking further down the road,natural gas outlook remains bullish|
|Industry must monitor equipment, people, safety to meet growing energy demand|
|Offshore effective utilization rates near 100% worldwide|
|Wall Street perspective: Drilling business appears healthy for next 5 years|
|ReedHycalog annual census shows US rig fleet at 2,298 and worldwide offshore fleet at 654|
PACIFIC RIM DRILLING
|The good times are rolling|
|China’s Karamay Drilling Company working to branch out internationally|
|MPD techniques address problems in drilling Southeast Asia’s fractured carbonate structures|
|Tests undertaken to explore applications of 125 ksi specified minimum yield strength casing in sour environments|
|MPD automation addresses drilling challenges in conventional, unconventional resources|
|Continuous Circulation System debuts with commercial successes offshore Egypt, Norway|
|Petrobras celebrates 10th WellCAP anniversary|
|Subsea test valve in modified BOP cavity may help to minimize cost of required BOP testing|
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26 November 2014
The world is going to need one-third more oil between 2010 and 2040, with developing countries, such as China and India, accounting for a major portion in the increase in...
25 November 2014
"Big data" is taking on a new role in industry, where companies are combining the findings from geology and geophysics with new data collected from advanced technologies...
25 November 2014
Petrobras recently completed drilling the first appraisal well in the Libra area, the 3-BRSA-1255 (3-RJS-731), known as NW1. Located in the Northwest portion of the Libra block, in the pre-salt layer of the...
24 November 2014
Ensign Energy Services has signed contracts for two of its new ADR 1500S pad drill rigs for a major operator in the Montney area of northeast British Columbia...
21 November 2014
Statoil has decided to cancel the Stena Carron rig contract after fulfilling the work commitments in the Statoil-operated blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola...