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2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference Special

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Features, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

The 2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, 17-19 March in London, will provide the global drilling industry with an opportunity to meet, network and share ideas that continue to drive technical and business innovations…

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Young professionals program at SPE/IADC Drilling Conference to target future leaders of the industry

Posted on 26 January 2015 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News

The oil and gas industry is constantly looking to the future. Whether this comes in the form of pushing the limits of pressure…

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Brakel: 2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference to highlight solutions to cost escalation

Posted on 21 January 2015 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News

Cost reduction may be a priority for many companies now, but the industry must not overlook important opportunities for innovation and idea sharing…

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Exclusive video with Don Hannegan: MPD moves into drilling mainstream

Posted on 12 March 2014 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, Videos

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) has been used to mitigate a multitude of drilling hazards, with hundreds of applications from various types of rigs under its belt. In this…

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Exclusive video: 3D visualization capabilities aid zonal isolation

Posted on 12 March 2014 in Exclusive Video, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, Videos

Pre-job planning based on a risk-based approach can help operators to ensure that zonal isolation is achieved in their wells. In this exclusive video from the 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference…

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Exclusive video: NOV Fluid Hammer moves entire BHA axially, increases ROP

Posted on 11 March 2014 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

With an expected launch at this year’s OTC, National Oilwell Varco (NOV) gave DC an exclusive introduction to its new Fluid Hammer technology…

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Redesigned RSS improves reliability, saves operator 9 days

Posted on 10 March 2014 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

In a recent Latin American project, an operator was able to overcome challenges related to shock and vibrations by deploying a redesigned rotary steerable system (RSS)…

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OMV plans roll-out of real-time operations support workflow after success in Tunisia

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

A protocol for delivering real-time operations support for small-scale, geographically dispersed drilling campaigns is giving crews in far-flung fields easier…

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Baker Hughes’ AutoTrak Curve RSS drills 10 million ft in two years

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Exclusive Video, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

Baker Hughes’ AutoTrak Curve rotary steerable system (RSS), launched two years ago at the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, has drilled 10 million ft onshore North America…

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Streamlined procedures, intelligent rig design among keys to efficient rig move

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News

A project to measure and improve land rig moves identified four key fundamentals and their integration as the path to efficient rig moves: streamlined procedures…

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