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BP launches robotic core-flooding system

Posted on 10 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

The complete automation and workflow optimization in BP’s new Core Flood Robot enables hundreds of core flood tests to be performed each year, rather than dozens…

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NOV top drive control software mitigates torsional vibration in Eagle Ford

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

In a recent 13-well program in the Eagle Ford, National Oilwell Varco (NOV) deployed its top drive control software, SoftSpeed II, to mitigate torsional vibration…

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All-liquid cementing system completes 5 jobs in Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Compared with conventional cements, Baker Hughes’ all-liquid FoamSet system maintains a constant pressure to keep the water or gas in the formation and out of the cement…

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Baker Hughes high-build RSS drills up to 12°/100 ft

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

The latest rotary steerable system (RSS) from Baker Hughes combines the benefits of a high-build RSS and advanced formation evaluation data. The AutoTrak eXact RSS was…

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New conical diamond element bit saves operator 6 days in Kazakhstan

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

An operator in Kazakhstan recently saved six days by deploying Schlumberger’s StingBlade conical diamond element bit…

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Limiter redesign process helps ExxonMobil increase footage per day by 90%

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Throughout the well construction process, multiple “limiters” can constrain the efficiency of overall process. Recognizing these limiters and the negative effects…

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Shell: SIMOPS reduces hydraulic fracturing time by 40% onshore Canada

Posted on 03 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

In Shell’s Groundbirch asset in Canada in 2012, the operator implemented simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) and concurrent operations (CONOPS) to reduce…

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Tercel collaborates with TOTAL to design MicroCORE PDC drill bit

Posted on 29 October 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Tercel Oilfield Products has launched the MicroCORE cutting system at the 2014 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam. The MicroCORE cutting…

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Schlumberger introduces new well integrity service

Posted on 28 October 2014 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News

Schlumberger has launched its Invizion Evaluation well integrity service. It helps operators to evaluate zonal isolation by using integrated drilling, cementing and well logging data…

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Halliburton launches FracInsight to eliminate fracturing of nonproductive rock

Posted on 27 October 2014 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News

In North American shales, one-third of perforation clusters do not yield oil or gas. Building on the CYPHER 2.0 Seismic-to-Stimulation Service, Halliburton has…

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