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From the OTC exhibit floor: Directional control system offers alternative for wellbore navigation

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC, Videos OTC

Chris Maranuk, new product launch manager for Weatherford International, talks about Weatherford’s…

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‘Virtual presence’ technology enhances productivity safety

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC, Videos OTC

Virtual technology is making the oil patch smarter. Driven by the continued push into unconventional and deepwater environments and the anticipated…

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Halliburton launches low ECD solution to enhance reservoir access

Posted on 30 April 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

Halliburton unveiled today at the 2012 OTC a package of technologies aimed at helping operators access…

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Dashboard concept aims to facilitate diagnostics, decision-making on BOPs

Posted on 24 April 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, The Efficient Rig

As every motorist knows, a vehicle’s dashboard is an important interface that alerts the driver of real-time changes regarding certain car engine “health” metrics and alerts…

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Well depth extended in geothermal project using controlled pressure drilling

Posted on 24 April 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

Wells in the Kirchweidach geothermal project in Bavaria, Germany, and other offset wells in the area have faced problems such as severe mud losses and…

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Drilling optimization culture built on real-time data, communication

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, May/June

In recent years, deepwater drilling operations have become more challenging, with new exploratory frontiers and the rise of rig rates demanding first-class drilling…

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SPE automation workshop set for July in Vail

Posted on 17 April 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

SPE’s “Well Construction Automation – Preparing for the Big Jump Forward” workshop, convening in 16-18 July in Vail…

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Digital oilfield system connects personnel through smartphones, touch pads

Posted on 05 April 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

DOFERO Consultancy has launched an interface that provides access to the oilfield, on land and offshore…

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Special webcast: Defining challenges and potential solutions for MPD in deepwater drilling

Posted on 27 March 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

IADC group VP/publisher Mike Killalea sat down with David Pavel, global director of business development for…

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Study simulates kick responses during MPD

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

According to IADC, managed pressure drilling is defined as “an adaptive drilling process used to precisely control the annular pressure profile throughout the wellbore.”…

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