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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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Drillmec automated rig, drilling package designed to ensure safety, increase efficiency

Posted on 01 October 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Drillmec has designed an automated drilling rig – AHEAD, Advanced Hydraulic Electrical Automated Driller – that reduces the rig footprint by approximately 50%…

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Video: Schlumberger mapping-while-drilling service expands view around wellbore

Posted on 01 October 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

GeoSphere, Schlumberger’s new reservoir mapping-while-drilling service, optimizes well placement operations and steering capabilities with deep-directional…

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Panel: Development of 20,000-psi BOP impacts entire rig

Posted on 23 September 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

The development of 20,000-psi drilling equipment and systems has been on industry’s agenda to meet operational needs in challenging frontiers. Although the BOP is a major focus in this effort…

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‘Transformational technologies’ to support drilling systems automation

Posted on 23 September 2014 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News

On the road to drilling systems automation (DSA), communication plays a key role, in which physical mediums and standards enable disparate solutions…

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Video: Standardized communication key to progress of automation

Posted on 19 September 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

As automation technologies develop, it’s critical for the industry to establish standardized means of communication and terminology, John Berra, former Chairman of Emerson…

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Video: NOV developing device to provide real-time drill string, wellbore data while tripping

Posted on 19 September 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) is expanding the efficiency and safety benefits of wired drill pipe to tripping activities. Brian Van Burkleo, Business Development…

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Video: IADC ART Subcommittee evaluating cyber security standards for drilling contractors

Posted on 19 September 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

The IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee’s Drilling Control Systems (DCS) Subcommittee was created to provide information and guidelines to improve safety…

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