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High-pressure riser project extends jackup application in deeper waters

Posted on 07 August 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Claxton has provided a high-press drilling riser for two wells in 132 meters of water on a Gullfaks satellite field in Norway. Statoil used the West Elara…

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Sonic LWD service delivers real-time data in deepwater, unconventional formations

Posted on 24 July 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Halliburton’s Sperry Drilling Services has added a new azimuthal and ultrasonic service to its sonic…

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New sand control tool combines frac-pack, gravel-pack systems for extreme environments

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

Increased operational efficiency and improved production ratings were the drivers behind Baker…

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Real-time geosteering takes multilateral wells to target in Kuwait

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances

With the low-hanging fruit virtually gone and demand for hydrocarbons ever increasing, operators worldwide are looking for…

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Biodegradable shale inhibitor developed for water-based muds

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances

Global developments in the shale inhibition market are trending toward environmentally friendly materials that are biodegradable…

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Eco-friendly invert emulsion fluid retains wellbore stability

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

Over the past decade, invert emulsion drilling fluids that are free of organoclay have become popular. Improved wellbore stability, high…

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Integrated approach delivers GOM subsalt well for PEMEX

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

As industry increasingly ventures into deeper waters characterized by complex reservoirs, the integration of upfront planning, risk…

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Steering system charts complex well paths with variable bit speeds

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

A new “periodic” steering technology is demonstrating the ability to achieve continuous rotation and 3D directional control using a…

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Drill pipe design targets ERD hole-cleaning

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, The Efficient Rig

Relatively speaking, drill pipe is a small expenditure compared with the nonproductive time (NPT) associated with its use. Studies…

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Perspectives: MPD pioneer Don Hannegan credits work to early industry adopters, IADC committee

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Departments, Exclusive Video, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Videos

Don Hannegan, strategic technology development manager of MPD for Weatherford, takes great pride in solving problems…

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