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Advanced technology on simple wells puts focus on performance

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Applying same drilling practices to both complex and basic wells builds skills, capability, can reduce overall costs if done right. In 2012, we drilled about 2,500…

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Closed-loop separation system tackles common air drilling HSE risks

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, Onshore Advances

Air drilling operations are feeling the impact of an increasingly complex global regulatory environment. From dust to open pits and tanks, traditional air drilling…

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IT, nanotechnology innovate Shell’s drilling process

Posted on 30 January 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

From nanotechnology to information technology, Shell is bringing the fruits of collaboration and research to their drilling operations…

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Schotman: Innovation most needed in replicable, tailored solutions to well construction

Posted on 30 January 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Replication and standardization can create more space for industry to learn and innovate, Gerald Schotman, EVP…

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Diamandis: World’s greatest challenges are opportunities for innovation through collaboration

Posted on 30 January 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

“Innovation comes from absolute persistence, because everything is extraordinarily difficult…

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JIP works to enhance subsea wellhead design with simplicity

Posted on 30 January 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

A subsea wellhead being designed under a joint industry project that includes Shell, Maersk Oil, Eni, Tullow, Wintershall and TOTAL will be able to…

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Preventive maintenance systems drive change on Nabors rig engines

Posted on 09 January 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig

A sweeping change in equipment maintenance in the oil and gas industry is under way: Historical reactive maintenance…

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ExxonMobil looks to reap 700 million-plus bbls from Hebron project

Posted on 09 January 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

ExxonMobil will develop the Hebron oilfield offshore Canada using a gravity-based structure that will recover recover more than 700…

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Glenda Wylie, Halliburton: Passion for solving challenges driven by love of science

Posted on 20 December 2012 in 2012, Exclusive Video, Innovating While Drilling, November/December, Recent Drilling News, Videos

At the age of four, Glenda Wylie, now director of global technical marketing for Halliburton, was given three acres of land by her family on their farm in Missouri to do with as she pleased…

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Statoil looks to permanent reservoir monitoring tools to increase oil recovery

Posted on 17 December 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil and partners have determined that using permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM) seismic tools…

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