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Petrobras confirms deepwater discovery in Potiguar Basin


Posted on 13 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Petrobras has completed drilling wildcat well 1-BRSA-1205-RNS (1-RNS-158), also known as Pitu, and has confirmed the discovery of intermediate oil (24º API)…

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Drilling Ahead: When bad things happen to good teams

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Departments, Drilling It Safely, March/April

Why do bad things happen to teams with stellar safety histories? Why is it that a rig can go along for years with outstanding HSE metrics, then one day, seemingly out of the…

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Highly sour fields push challenges for H2S-resistant pipe

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Hydrogen sulfide, or H2S, is hazardous to humans, other living organisms and the environment. Historically, this is the reason wells found with sour gas were often carefully…

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Integrated sand control modeling aids GOM multizone frac-pack

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, March/April

In sandstone reservoirs, sand control is especially vital. Unexpected sand production can lead to erosion, loss of well integrity and other safety concerns. This is particularly…

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HSE&T Corner: Management must lead way to culture of commitment, not of compliance

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, March/April

Compliance will only take you so far when it comes to the prevention of serious injuries and fatalities in the oil and gas industry. To go all the way will require commitment…

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S-shaped profile for relief wells may reduce risk of missing target well

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News

Relief well planning has become a required safety measure for the drilling industry to ensure readiness in the event of a blowout. The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental…

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Automated planning software helps NASA track resources, safety constraints for high-risk activities

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News

From the ground to the seabed – and even outer space – a common thread links the space and drilling industry: Our operations are challenging and hazardous…

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Keep engineers engaged in horizontal well control, Flaherty urges

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News

Horizontal drilling has been around for more than 25 years, yet the extent and intensity to which horizontal wells with extended lateral sections are being drilled today bring new…

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Systematic approach ensures drilling system synergy for deepwater drilling program

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, The Offshore Frontier

Pre-planning and offset well review were critical factors to a systematic approach taken to improve a deepwater drilling program in the Gulf of Mexico, Reisha Bouska, Project Manager…

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Halliburton launches service to provide integrated, custom drilling solutions

Posted on 05 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Halliburton launched Drilling Engineering Solutions at the 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Akshay Sagar, Business Manager, Drilling Systems and Solutions…

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