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Automated rig built to enable operator’s ‘hands off’ philosophy

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October

n the early 20th century, automation was not widely used in industrial work. This changed in 1947 when General Motors established an automation department…

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A shake-up in solids control: Industry looks beyond tradition

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, Videos

Remove all doubt from the drilling process. That mantra is one of the key drivers behind Jason Norman’s mission to streamline and – ultimately – automate solids control, waste management and drilling fluids processing…

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Automation expert: Drilling industry hindered by traditional business model

Posted on 13 September 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

The world has never needed more from the drilling industry than it does today, yet current methods of operation…

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SPE to hold drilling automation workshop on 7 October

Posted on 13 September 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Drilling automation will take center stage at the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Symposium on 7 October in…

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Mechanical extrusion process uses robust darts to activate downhole tools

Posted on 05 September 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Churchill Drilling Tools has developed a mechanical extrusion process that uses rigid metal darts to improve cycling…

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Ulterra PDC bit sets record time, distance in Oklahoma “chat” well

Posted on 31 August 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

An Ulterra 6.125-in. U613M PDC bit combined with a TorkBuster performance-drilling tool has drilled…

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Statoil looks to integration of multidisciplinary services to drive drilling efficiency

Posted on 23 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News

Statoil has awarded Baker Hughes a contract to provide integrated drilling services for 25 fields on the…

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Aluminum alloy drill pipe helps navigate complex well offshore Brunei

Posted on 13 August 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Alcoa Oil & Gas has deployed 1,800 meters (5,905 ft) of aluminum alloy drill pipe (AADP) in the Iron Duke Well C

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New water-based fluid system targets shale wells with extended lateral sections

Posted on 08 August 2012 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Baker Hughes has introduced the LATIDRILL water-based drilling fluid system that aims to enhance wellbore quality…

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Shell targets tight-gas plays with SCADAdrill drilling automation system

Posted on 23 July 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Shell’s SCADAdrill system for low-cost land wells will begin rolling out by the end of the year in tight-gas plays throughout the US…

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