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Open-hole completion innovations push efficiencies in shales

Posted on 23 April 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Innovating While Drilling, May/June

Designing an unconventional well these days is anything but simple. A decade of learning has uncovered a multitude of issues for operators to consider, from reservoir characteristics to stage counts…

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Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 23 April 2015 in 2015, Departments, Innovating While Drilling, May/June

A newly launched MWD/LWD service capable of operating in harsh environments up to 392°F and 25,000 psi recently set records in the Haynesville Shale, Sperry Drilling announced…

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Video: Schlumberger’s At Balance brand aims to make MPD more accessible

Posted on 22 April 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Schlumberger recently brought back the At Balance brand as a family of product and services offering at the 2015 IADC/SPE Managed Pressure Drilling and Underbalanced…

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Petrobras’ first MPD operation aboard a DP rig succeeds

Posted on 21 April 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Petrobras’ first use of MPD aboard a dynamically positioned rig proved successful and kept NPT to less then 3%, according to a paper presented at the 2015 IADC/SPE…

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11-well drilling campaign a “stepping stone” for more MPD in Saudi Arabia

Posted on 21 April 2015 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News

A three-year MPD drilling campaign in a high-pressure formation by Saudi Aramco realized a host of benefits, compared with conventional methods, according to a paper…

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Complex control theory could produce autonomous drilling operations

Posted on 21 April 2015 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

Applying complex control theory could transform long-sought autonomous drilling operations into a reality, potentially reducing manpower and increasing safety…

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MPD is a good well control tool, but questions remain

Posted on 21 April 2015 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

Experts agree that MPD offers better well control than conventional methods, but questions remain as to who is in charge and dealing with gas in the riser above the BOP…

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Kongsberg simulators selected to enhance training in Mexico

Posted on 20 April 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

FIDENA, on behalf of Mexico’s SCT has selected Kongsberg Maritime offshore simulators for the Marine Education Center in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche…

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Weatherford launches new composite frac plug to reduce mill-out time

Posted on 01 April 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Weatherford launched its TruFrac composite frac plug at the 2015 SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference in The Woodlands, Texas, on 24 March…

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Coiled tubing-conveyed monitoring system aims to maximize production, intervention success

Posted on 01 April 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

A new coiled-tubing service is providing a method for continuous, real-time monitoring of horizontal or highly deviated wells by installing fiber optics inside various sizes…

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