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Middle East wells confirm high build-rate rotary steerable system

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Since the late 1990s, rotary steerable systems (RSS) have revolutionized drilling and redefined how far directional drilling can go. Extended-reach drilling, multilaterals and deepwater drilling have been brought up to…

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Going full DGD: New system offers alternative well control approach

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Dual gradient drilling (DGD), a technique long studied by the offshore drilling industry for downhole pressure management, is no longer defined simply by the use of two fluid gradients…

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Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

A major operator has signed a four-year contract with Enhanced Drilling for the Riserless Mud Recovery (RMR) and CTS cuttings transportation system…

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Multilaterals yield additional production from existing wellbores

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

As the price of oil and budgets both continue to fall, the ability to quickly and efficiently increase reserves and production capability at minimal cost becomes an even greater priority for operators around the globe..

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New MWD/LWD service rated to 392°F, 25,000 psi sets records in Haynesville

Posted on 04 March 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Sperry Drilling, a Halliburton business line, has set field records with the Quasar Pulse Service, the only M/LWD service capable of operating in harsh environments up to 392°F…

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New electromechanical rotary steerable targets 15°/100 ft build rate

Posted on 02 March 2015 in 2015, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

The unconventional boom that has swept across North America over the past decade has made an indelible mark on the oil and gas industry, ushering in a wave of new tools and methodologies to expand the operational envelope…

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Wisco Moran debuts Padwise 1 walking rig in Texas

Posted on 02 March 2015 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

The trend among drilling contractors to install walking systems on rigs has solved a major logistical problem for operators on multiwell pads – negating the need for costly…

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Scandrill’s Scan Vision rig designed with safety, efficiency in mind

Posted on 11 February 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

After 22 weeks of construction and a $20 million investment, Scandrill christened the Scan Vision rig on 27 January at the company’s Tyler, Texas, facility…

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Marine Well Containment Company completes expanded containment system

Posted on 02 February 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) announced the completion and delivery of its expanded containment system, bolstering well containment capabilities…

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PetroQuip deploys BigFoot toe sleeve in Anadarko Basin

Posted on 29 January 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News

PetroQuip Energy Services successfully implemented its revolutionary toe sleeve, BigFoot, in a recent horizontal completion for an independent operator…

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