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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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New cementing method uses pipe movement to maximize displacement

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

Well cementing is one of the most critical steps of the well completion procedure. However, as the last step in well construction, cementing is sometimes not given the attention…

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Steering capabilities broaden drilling with casing/liner applications

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

To drill conventionally or not to drill conventionally. As industry increasingly finds itself in depleted and unstable formations, reactive shale plays and…

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Upfront planning, operational strategy key to MPD success

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

Unlike underbalanced (UBD), managed pressure drilling (MPD) operations are sometimes “taken lightly” due to its nature of being slightly above or at balance…

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Real-time capabilities, inspection systems fine-tune coiled tubing

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

Improvements in coiled-tubing (CT) data acquisition are sharpening the eyes and ears of downhole operations, as real-time data allows operators to better monitor…

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50 frac stages placed in single well completion in Bakken

Posted on 12 March 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

NCS Oilfield Services, a company that specializes in multistage completions, recently announced the successful placement of 50 stages in a single well completion…

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Video exclusive: Schlumberger launches new technologies at Drilling Conference

Posted on 12 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Schlumberger’s Ian Falconer, marketing and technology manager, introduced technologies, such as the slim-hole PowerDrive Archer rotary steerable system and the Stinger conical diamond technology, at the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, 5-7 March in Amsterdam. Starting with the drill bit, the new technologies are a part of the company’s integrated drilling system approach.

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Smart flowback tool targets automation of kick, lost-circulation detection process

Posted on 07 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling

An automated flowback monitoring technology has been developed to detect well kicks and lost-circulation events earlier than conventional manual methods and to generate an alarm alerting drillers and drilling engineers to take appropriate action. A case study, SPE/IADC 163474, describing how the Smart Flowback Fingerprinting technology was developed and deployed in a field test, was presented by Sven M. Haberer, Baker Hughes, at the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam this week…

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