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Perspectives: MPD pioneer Don Hannegan credits work to early industry adopters, IADC committee

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Departments, Exclusive Video, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Videos

Don Hannegan, strategic technology development manager of MPD for Weatherford, takes great pride in solving problems…

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People & Companies briefs: Shellebarger to succeed Luquette at Chevron; van Beurden named Shell CEO

Posted on 10 July 2013 in Departments, News

Jeff Shellebarger has been named president of Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Departments, May/June

Antero Resources and Patterson-UTI recently finalized the installation of three rich-burn engines from Waukesha-Pearce Industries (WPI) that are…

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Departments, May/June

Statoil, with its partners Eni and Petoro, has started production from the Skuld field at Norne in the Norwegian Sea…

Drilling Ahead: ‘Peak Oil’ consigned to dustbin of failed notions

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

Whatever happened to Peak Oil? Peak Oil, the seemingly irrefutable hypothesis that the world is quickly exhausting its finite hydrocarbon resources…

For industry, by industry: 6 key facts worth repeating about IADC Rig Pass

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, May/June

Since its establishment in 1992, IADC’s Rig Pass safety orientation program has issued approximately 200,000 certificates to the drilling industry…

Mike Hoyle, GL Noble Denton: Engagement is key to industrywide projects

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

Seemingly separate parts of life aligned for Mike Hoyle in the oil and gas industry. As an avid sailor coming from a family of engineers…

People, companies and products

Posted on 03 May 2013 in 2013, Departments, May/June

United Metallurgical Company (OMK) has opened a pipe plant in Houston, with first pipe produced in December 2012…

Drilling Ahead: Webinar on competency clarifies complex topic

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

Technology is our industry’s defibrillator. Without it, we would have shared the same calamitous demise that befell blacksmiths and buggy makers. Unable to pursue any but the lowest-hanging fruit, we’d end up beating our rigs into plowshares…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Departments, March/April

Halliburton, Apache Corp and Caterpillar have developed dual-fuel technology to safely and efficiently power the pumping equipment used for fracturing treatments with a mixture of natural gas and diesel. With 12 pumps (24,000 hp), it is one of the largest dual-fuel projects in the industry…

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