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Suttles: Maintaining social license to operate is critical to a sustainable energy boom

Posted on 05 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News

intaining the industry’s social license to operate is among the biggest threats to the sustained success of the shale-driven energy boom in North America, Doug Suttles, President and CEO…

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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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Neveu: 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference to hone technical skills, develop new talent

Posted on 29 January 2014 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

When Kevin Neveu, chairman of the 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, speaks about the upcoming event…

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2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference: Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions…

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Plenary session to discuss importance of internal resources to develop unconventional gas production

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, Features, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, January/February

Drilling hazards – such as wellbore instability, lost-circulation zones, overpressurized formations – can threaten the economics and…

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Darnell: Ensuring asset integrity key to process safety

Posted on 09 October 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News

The drilling industry must maintain a laser-like focus on asset integrity in its quest to enhance process safety, James Darnell, VP – health, safety and…

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Video exclusive: Schlumberger launches new technologies at Drilling Conference

Posted on 12 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Schlumberger’s Ian Falconer, marketing and technology manager, introduced technologies, such as the slim-hole PowerDrive Archer rotary steerable system and the Stinger conical diamond technology, at the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, 5-7 March in Amsterdam. Starting with the drill bit, the new technologies are a part of the company’s integrated drilling system approach.

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Smart flowback tool targets automation of kick, lost-circulation detection process

Posted on 07 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling

An automated flowback monitoring technology has been developed to detect well kicks and lost-circulation events earlier than conventional manual methods and to generate an alarm alerting drillers and drilling engineers to take appropriate action. A case study, SPE/IADC 163474, describing how the Smart Flowback Fingerprinting technology was developed and deployed in a field test, was presented by Sven M. Haberer, Baker Hughes, at the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam this week…

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Exclusive video: Open-platform initiative pushing automation to new level

Posted on 07 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Tony Pink, vice president of drilling automation applications for National Oilwell Varco (NOV), speaks with Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott at the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference in Amsterdam on 6 March. Mr Pink discussed the company’s NOVA initiative, which NOV considers the next generation in drilling controls and automation. Integrated within operating systems, NOVA drives well execution plans from a single source, executing automatic control and connection to drill and to…

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Autonomous robotic drilling, man-machine interface remove people from drill floor

Posted on 07 March 2013 in Drilling It Safely, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling

In the realm of automation, the best potential for enhanced HSE and cost savings will be achieved through multiple robotic machines that are able to act as independent units or as a stand-alone machine, Kenneth Søndervik, Robotic Drilling Systems, said at the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference & Exhibition this week in Amsterdam. In presenting SPE/IADC 163466, Mr Søndervik said that he envisions autonomous robotic drilling completely removing people from the drill floor. A test rig running the company’s robotic system in Stavanger, Norway, has demonstrated fully autonomous tripping. While “one…

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