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Environmental concerns, infrastructure and economic viability challenge global unconventional markets

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

A world map of the total unconventional reserves that have been found illustrates a broader potential beyond the US, although that market…

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Drilling efficiency, optimized completion key to Schlumberger’s Factory Drilling

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

Schlumberger’s Factory Drilling approach brings together technologies targeted at high-intensity drilling operations, such as those found in North American unconventionals…

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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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Wintershall well complexity index helps assess risk, contingency planning

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

An index defining a broad range of surface and subsurface well complexity parameters has been developed and implemented by German operator Wintershall to assess risk, cost…

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Drilling with liner isolates depleted zone in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Exclusive Video, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

In September 2013, Weatherford worked with its client to apply drilling with liner technology in a deepwater Gulf of Mexico well to isolate a depleted sand zone…

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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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Neveu, Minmier welcome attendees to 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Posted on 05 March 2014 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The boom in unconventional oil and gas development across North America is responsible for the largest increase in oil and gas production in decades, Kevin Neveu, President…

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Shell’s Jan Brakel to lead 2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference

Posted on 05 March 2014 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Jan Brakel, Manager of Wells Research & Development at Shell Projects & Technology, will chair the 2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference to take place 17-19 March in London…

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Exclusive video: Helios Inferno cutter technology customizes bit to optimize performance

Posted on 05 March 2014 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Tailoring cutters to specific applications is the key to National Oilwell Varco’s Helios Inferno cutter technology. Launched this week at the 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling…

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