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Automatic well control system designed to remove guesswork in kick detection

Posted on 25 April 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) has made production possible in wells with narrow pressure margins…

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Chevron completes 3 wells in deepwater GOM with multi-zone completion technology

Posted on 23 April 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Chevron has successfully completed three wells in the Lower Tertiary in deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM)…

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Exclusive video: Downhole reservoir testing system fit for temperatures up to 410˚F

Posted on 10 April 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Rasik Bahadur, vice president of subsurface testing services for Schlumberger, speaks with Drilling Contractor…

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Chevron Thailand developing tool to stimulate thinking, ensure multiple layers of protection

Posted on 10 April 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Chevron Thailand is working to develop simple tools that will help to stimulate crews’ thought processes and ensure…

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New technology center dedicated to proppant innovation

Posted on 10 April 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

Vinay Mehta, vice president of technical excellence & innovation for Fairmount Minerals, speaks with Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott…

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Membrane separation technology delivers onsite water treatment, recycling

Posted on 09 April 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) FluidControl has introduced a mobile water-treatment system for hydraulic fracturing…

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Ultra-high-temperature downhole reservoir testing system offers high-resolution pressure measurements

Posted on 27 March 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Schlumberger has launched the Quartet-HT high-performance downhole reservoir testing system. This reservoir characterization…

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Cementing: Taking in lessons learned

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Onshore Advances

Hydrocarbon production is a risky business, and nowhere is this more evident than in the deepest, darkest waters on the planet, where some of the brightest prospects for the future lie miles beneath the surface. High pressures and temperatures, extended laterals and unstable reservoirs are…

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Plug locator system mitigates cement plug displacement risks

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

The ongoing search for new oil and gas reserves continues to push the technical limits of well construction, as more complex wells are being drilled into increasingly remote…

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Harsh environments, extended drilling envelopes steer drill pipe evolution

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Just as wells have become longer and more complex, drill pipe is not what it used to be. Improved steel grades and connections for conventional pipe, advanced materials for extreme environments, wired drill pipe…

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