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New MWD/LWD service rated to 392°F, 25,000 psi sets records in Haynesville

Posted on 04 March 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Sperry Drilling, a Halliburton business line, has set field records with the Quasar Pulse Service, the only M/LWD service capable of operating in harsh environments up to 392°F…

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Wisco Moran debuts Padwise 1 walking rig in Texas

Posted on 02 March 2015 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

The trend among drilling contractors to install walking systems on rigs has solved a major logistical problem for operators on multiwell pads – negating the need for costly…

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Scandrill’s Scan Vision rig designed with safety, efficiency in mind

Posted on 11 February 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

After 22 weeks of construction and a $20 million investment, Scandrill christened the Scan Vision rig on 27 January at the company’s Tyler, Texas, facility…

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Marine Well Containment Company completes expanded containment system

Posted on 02 February 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) announced the completion and delivery of its expanded containment system, bolstering well containment capabilities…

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PetroQuip deploys BigFoot toe sleeve in Anadarko Basin

Posted on 29 January 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News

PetroQuip Energy Services successfully implemented its revolutionary toe sleeve, BigFoot, in a recent horizontal completion for an independent operator…

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Saturated market, policy challenges push KCA Deutag eastward

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

There are several challenges – one of the most significant being the increased number of rigs and drilling contractors now available in Europe, combined with…

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Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions – Exclusive Q&A’s with industry leaders

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Drilling It Safely, Features, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, The Offshore Frontier

The global drilling industry is going through a rough patch. Falling oil prices have put companies on edge, stirring anxieties about what lies ahead in 2015…

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Small-scale focus yields big value for Shell’s rig operational performance

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

Safety remains our top priority and boundary condition in our drive for performance. Beyond that, right now the biggest challenge is cost. The industry is in the midst…

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In industrialized drilling process, every element is up for optimization

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

The industry’s transition to economically develop significant production from tight sand and shale-type resources is directly a result of improved drilling…

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Our technologies have moved on; our people must move with them

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

In terms of drilling and completion technology, I think the industry is moving quite well. However, development of people’s capabilities is not keeping pace…

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