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Hess SmartDrill optimization process improves ERD in North Malay Basin

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Last year offshore Malaysia, Hess deployed its SmartDrill drilling optimization process for the company’s first extended-reach drilling (ERD) campaign…

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High-ROP bit development begins with understanding operator goals

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Driven by Shell’s goal to increase ROP in the Marcellus, Ulterra developed the FastBack design platform byre-evaluating the way bits are built. The platform aligns the materials, design and manufacturing process to…

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PETRONAS designs, deploys drilling fluid to reach 488°F well offshore Malaysia

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Offshore the Malaysian peninsula, PETRONAS Carigali recently deployed a fit-for-purpose, synthetic-based mud to drill an ultra-HPHT, deep gas exploration well…

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Human factors among key topics to be tackled at Drilling Systems Automation Workshop

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News

Understanding of human factors is growing in importance as the drilling industry pushes forward on automation. Industry experts have recognized this…

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Study: How effective are software testing methods on MOUs?

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

Mobile offshore units (MOUs) are constructed using a component-based approach. This reduces the price to the vessel owner but obscures the quality status…

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Solids control seeks balance of size, capacity

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, CurrentFeatures, Drilling It Safely, Features, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

The technologies that are taking hydrocarbon recovery into new frontiers are rippling through the industry, surface to downhole. When it comes to solids control, effects are being felt from faster, more efficient rigs; intense, pad drilling campaigns; improved fluid designs; and dual-gradient drilling…

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SysML helps untangle software automation requirements on jackup

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

“Is the automation really making us safer?” If no one knows or can precisely describe what the automation is supposed to do…

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Automation, software, mobility lead advances in drilling packages

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

The drilling industry is on the cusp of big changes, with improved automation packages and new equipment designs emerging from manufacturers…

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Drilling the distance

Posted on 29 August 2014 in 2014, CurrentFeatures, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Features, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October

The drill site has physically evolved with the advent of horizontal drilling and multiwell pads. No longer is a rig confined to drilling a single well before having to rig down, move to another location and rig up again…

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Verification of rig power systems critical in software testing

Posted on 29 August 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

In offshore dynamically positioned (DP) drilling operations, power, thrusters and other systems are below deck and often out of sight…

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