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Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Departments, November/December

Landing Strings Solutions and Trelleborg Offshore have developed and manufactured the world’s first buoyancy module system deployed on a drill pipe landing string…

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Perspectives: Dustin Torkay, Archer – On the fast track, setting technological goals within reach

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Departments, November/December

In the race to the finish line, it was the hands-on experience that stuck with Dustin Torkay, project engineer at Archer. At 27, Mr Torkay is taking the fast route…

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Departments, November/December

Houston-based AmeriMex Motor and Controls recently developed the industry’s first single 2,000-hp drilling motor. It is designed to work with small and mobile equipment…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

Petrobras’ Brazilian natural gas output increased by 8% in July compared with the same month a year ago …

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

Maersk Drilling and Maersk Training have invested in a DrillSIM-6000 drilling simulator from UK-based Drilling Systems to be housed in a purpose-built complex in Svendborg, Denmark…

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

R&M Energy Systems is offering the Hercules Lugless 150H BOP Cap, which allows operations to use a wrench rather than a hammer to secure the end caps…

HSE Corner: Industry groups enhance lifting/hoisting safety with competency standards, exams

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

The OGP Lifting and Hoisting Task Force has been reviewing developments in defining competencies …

Perspectives: Brian Maness, Diamond Offshore – Helping rig crews do their jobs right

Posted on 08 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

Brian Maness, assistant manager of training for Diamond Offshore, has a passion for training running in his blood …

Drilling Ahead: Shell/CNPC JV shows that change isn’t coming; it’s here

Posted on 07 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

Shell and China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) signed a joint venture (JV) agreement to develop a highly automated well manufacturing system …

Drilling Ahead: Shale revolution shifts to oily & international phase

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, Departments, July/August

The shale revolution has shifted into a new phase to encompass oil plays and expand its frontiers beyond North America. In today’s US rig count, the increase in oil-focused rigs mirrors nearly perfectly the decline in gas rigs…

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