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BP case study: MPD application supports HPHT exploration

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Following successful implementation of managed pressure drilling (MPD) in high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) wells drilled from jackups in the Eastern…

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HPHT research heats up

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

BP’s Project 20K among industry initiatives to push technologies beyond 20,000 psi, 400°F. What will production in subsea, ultra-deepwater fields look like in 10 years? That’s the multi-billion-dollar question as industry attempts to chart a course for those high stakes-arenas…

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New rig designs emerge as industry expands offshore fleet

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

The offshore rig fleet continues to expand at a brisk pace, with most drilling contractors taking a safe approach toward newbuild designs, said Tom Kellock…

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Developing link between downhole systems, rig enables automation

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Within the last decade, technology has significantly surpassed implementation, making available new technologies that are not being readily received…

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Accelerating drilling innovation economically, sustainably calls for operator buy-in

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Any innovative technology offered by a service company or drilling contractor has the potential to be the next…

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As in all industries, those who don’t innovate will get left behind

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Our industry is an innovative one, but not across the entire spectrum, said Jan Brakel, manager for wells R&D for Shell International Exploration & Production…

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Chesapeake anticipates drilling at least 65 wells in Hogshooter play over next few years

Posted on 07 June 2012 in Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Chesapeake Energy has announced a significant discovery in the Hogshooter play in the Anadarko Basin of the…

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Salazar directs MWCC to deploy capping stack for exercise in GOM

Posted on 24 May 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has charged the Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) with conducting a live drill this summer to deploy critical…

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Technology entrepreneurship redefining global energy game

Posted on 23 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

The ongoing technology boom that is reshaping the oil and gas industry and providing access to resources once deemed unattainable is also redefining the…

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DOE to fund research projects on ultra-deepwater drilling

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 13 projects focused on ultra-deepwater environments for development…

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