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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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Hess SmartDrill optimization process improves ERD in North Malay Basin

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Last year offshore Malaysia, Hess deployed its SmartDrill drilling optimization process for the company’s first extended-reach drilling (ERD) campaign…

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High-ROP bit development begins with understanding operator goals

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Driven by Shell’s goal to increase ROP in the Marcellus, Ulterra developed the FastBack design platform byre-evaluating the way bits are built. The platform aligns the materials, design and manufacturing process to…

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PETRONAS designs, deploys drilling fluid to reach 488°F well offshore Malaysia

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Offshore the Malaysian peninsula, PETRONAS Carigali recently deployed a fit-for-purpose, synthetic-based mud to drill an ultra-HPHT, deep gas exploration well…

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Human factors among key topics to be tackled at Drilling Systems Automation Workshop

Posted on 09 September 2014 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig

Understanding of human factors is growing in importance as the drilling industry pushes forward on automation. Industry experts have recognized this…

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SysML helps untangle software automation requirements on jackup

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

“Is the automation really making us safer?” If no one knows or can precisely describe what the automation is supposed to do…

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Study: How effective are software testing methods on MOUs?

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

Mobile offshore units (MOUs) are constructed using a component-based approach. This reduces the price to the vessel owner but obscures the quality status…

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Solids control seeks balance of size, capacity

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, CurrentFeatures, Drilling It Safely, Features, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

The technologies that are taking hydrocarbon recovery into new frontiers are rippling through the industry, surface to downhole. When it comes to solids control, effects are being felt from faster, more efficient rigs; intense, pad drilling campaigns; improved fluid designs; and dual-gradient drilling…

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