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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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Exclusive video: Integrated auto-driller reduces weight-on-bit fluctuations

Posted on 24 September 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Heave compensation enables drilling in harsh environments by keeping the bit at a constant position in relation to the seabed…

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Depalletizing robot automates mud-mixing process

Posted on 24 September 2013 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News

In the movement toward automation, Cameron is helping to develop a depalletizing robot to automate the mud-mixing process…

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Exclusive video: IADC ART Committee provides forum to advance drilling technology

Posted on 24 September 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

David Reid, chairman of the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee, reviewed the group’s work of the past seven years…

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