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What the shales have taught us

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, Features, March/April

When the industry cracked the code on shales, it unlocked a wealth of unconventional resources, introduced new methods of drilling and completions, and made “fracturing” a household word. Technology sparked the shale boom that began a decade ago in the dry gas reservoirs of the Barnett play…

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ExxonMobil proposes hydraulic fracturing fluid disclosure in Europe

Posted on 13 March 2012 in Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, News, Onshore Advances

Exxon Mobil Corp is calling for the adoption of a systematic hydraulic fracturing fluid disclosure program in Europe…

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Innovations push safe, efficient work platforms for coiled-tubing applications

Posted on 09 March 2012 in Completing the Well, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

New and expanded applications for coiled-tubing (CT) services are pushing the industry to develop work platforms…

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North Sea horizontal wells employs open-hole, multi-stage fracturing system

Posted on 18 January 2012 in Completing the Well, News, The Offshore Frontier

Wintershall recently drilled and completed a multi-fractured horizontal well in the North Sea using an open-hole…

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Expandables to the rescue in shale refracs, trouble zones, long-reach wells

Posted on 13 January 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, Features, January/February

While they are hardly new on the oil and gas completion front, expandable technologies are coming of age when highly deviated, mature and depleted wells are the norm…

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Xtreme Drilling introduces 23,500-ft capable land coiled-tubing well intervention unit

Posted on 09 January 2012 in Completing the Well, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, Onshore Advances

Xtreme Drilling and Coil Services has unveiled the XSR200, a land coiled-tubing well intervention unit…

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STMZ frac-pack completion system proves value in ultra-deepwater GOM

Posted on 13 December 2011 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

A three-zone single-trip multi-zone frac-pack completion system was deployed successfully in the Lower Tertiary…

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Swellable packers qualified for Valhall

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Completing the Well, November/December

To redevelop the Valhall Field in the North Sea to enable continued production until 2050, BP Norge is increasing the reservoir pressure by waterflooding…

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Hydraulic-set packers may boost production

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Completing the Well, November/December

A number justifications can be made for decisions on tool selection for open-hole multistage fracturing. More specifically, what type of packer provides reliable isolation…

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Re-inventing subsea intervention to keep economics above water

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Completing the Well, Features, September/October

Ten thousand feet below the platform, a well production tree, with all its pipes, manifolds and production lines, is signaling yet another new frontier in hydrocarbon …

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