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BP readies Houston well capping package for global deployment

Posted on 10 July 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Although BP has continued to stress prevention as the primary focal point of its well control initiatives since April 2010, the operator has not neglected work on its $50 million global deepwater well capping and tooling package…

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Permanent production packer pushes limits of ultra-HPHT wells

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

As operators continue to drill in deeper and more extreme formations, the demand for technologies to suit these environments will…

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ExxonMobil workover operation shuts off gas zones at record depths in Russia

Posted on 05 March 2013 in Completing the Well, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

ExxonMobil Development Co last year completed a challenging workover campaign on Russia’s remote and environmentally…

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Tailored engineering, automation to drive optimized fracturing

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, January/February, Onshore Advances

Rush into manufacturing mode may be leading to less efficient frac designs, forfeiting valuable information, production in shales. If you look at the estimated…

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Completing the shale puzzle

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Features, January/February

It’s no secret that unconventional shale production is booming in North America, and the news keeps getting better as industry continues expanding into new oil and liquids-rich plays. So bullish is the outlook for shale oil, the International Energy Agency…

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Complex well construction challenges require collaborative focus

Posted on 30 January 2013 in Completing the Well, News, Videos

Well engineering and project management services are providing a powerful collaborative interface with…

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Research expands as sour gas completion challenges increase

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, November/December

Like vinegar in a cylinder of honey, hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is the industry’s ultimate party-pooper, a sour intruder that puts the damper on an otherwise…

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Well intervention tools: Pushing back time for aging wells

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, September/October

Technology advances address water influx, wellbore buildup, seek innovative methods to cut pipe, set cement plugs. As fields mature around the world, innovations in well intervention services have become increasingly important…

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Enhanced intelligent well system reduces need for well intervention

Posted on 23 August 2012 in Completing the Well, News

Superior Energy Services (SES) has introduced a new generation of its Hydraulic Actuated Well Completion (HAWC) system…

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Helix Well Ops expands well intervention fleet for Europe, Africa

Posted on 23 August 2012 in Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, News

Helix Well Ops UK, a business unit of Helix Energy Solutions Group, is expanding its European and African well…

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