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Automated rig activity analysis offers more precise method for reducing NPT, invisible lost time

Posted on 27 November 2013 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News

An automated system from Halliburton aims to help the industry analyze rig activity to more precisely identify…

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Study tackles industry’s shearing capabilities

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, November/December, The Offshore Frontier

As offshore drilling challenges increase, BOP shearing technology needs to keep pace. Recent trends include improved drill pipe metallurgical…

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Expandable cased-hole liners assist integrated casing remediations

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, November/December

After multiple cement squeezes in a well in Malaysia failed to isolate a damaged casing section, it appeared that abandonment was likely…

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Micronized barite fluid helps Brazilian well walk narrow drilling window

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, November/December, The Offshore Frontier

Drilling highly inclined wellbores poses two key challenges for operators: avoiding nonproductive time (NPT) from drilling fluid and well control issues…

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BP supercomputing center to aid safer exploration drilling, enable better well placement

Posted on 30 October 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

BP has opened a new Center for High-Performance Computing (CHPC) that the company says houses the…

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Weatherford taps RFID technology for new drilling circulation sub

Posted on 09 October 2013 in Exclusive Video, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Weatherford launched its JetStream RFID-actuated drilling circulation sub last week at the 2013 SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in…

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Exclusive Video: Schlumberger launches high-def imaging-while-drilling service

Posted on 07 October 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Uncategorized, Videos

Schlumberger launched the new MicroScope HD high-definition imaging-while-drilling service at the…

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Seismic-to-stimulation service optimizes productivity and well economics

Posted on 01 October 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Halliburton introduced its CYPHER Seismic-to-Stimulation service at the 2013 SPE ATCE in New Orleans, La. The CYPHER…

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Guar-alternative fracturing fluid delivers cleaner fractures for improved recovery

Posted on 26 September 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Baker Hughes has introduced its ClearStar fracturing fluid system, which improves reservoir performance and delivers superior…

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Exclusive video: Innovation, automation require stakeholder cooperation

Posted on 25 September 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Cooperation among key industry players – drilling contractors, equipment manufacturers and operators – is necessary to realize…

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