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Ecopetrol extends contract with Welltec for conveyance, cutter technologies

Posted on 21 February 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Welltec has been awarded a four-year contract from Ecopetrol Colombia for the supply of Well Tractor conveyance and Well Cutter services. The initial contract value is in…

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Schlumberger’s microseismic system doubles signal-to-noise ratio in shale completion

Posted on 10 February 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Schlumberger has introduced the MS Recon high-fidelity microseismic surface acquisition system. The microseismic system for surface and shallow grid microseismic surveys…

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Halliburton’s FracHeight service measures formation movement, fracture dilation

Posted on 10 February 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Pinnacle Technologies, a Halliburton service, has introduced its FracHeight service, a hybrid tool that combines fiber optic wireline-conveyed microseismic receivers with…

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Baker Hughes frac plug eliminates post-frac intervention, saves operator $150,000/well

Posted on 10 February 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Baker Hughes has released its SHADOW series frac plug, a permanent, large-bore, flow-through frac plug designed to be left downhole after fracturing operations are complete…

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Enventure installs nearly 6,000 ft of expandable liner in the Middle East

Posted on 20 January 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Enventure has announced a world record for the longest 5 ½-in. SET solid expandable cased-hole liner. The 5,730-ft liner was installed in a power water injector…

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Statoil, NASA partner to explore technologies for hydrocarbon exploration

Posted on 08 January 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News

Statoil has forged a partnership with NASA to examine how technologies and expertise from the space industry…

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PDC cutter geometry improves ROP, increases footage drilled by 37%

Posted on 11 December 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

The latest innovation in PDC cutters has improved ROP by 10% and footage drilled by 37% in the Cana Woodford…

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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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