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Automation expert: Drilling industry hindered by traditional business model

Posted on 13 September 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

The world has never needed more from the drilling industry than it does today, yet current methods of operation…

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SPE to hold drilling automation workshop on 7 October

Posted on 13 September 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Drilling automation will take center stage at the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Symposium on 7 October in…

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Mechanical extrusion process uses robust darts to activate downhole tools

Posted on 05 September 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Churchill Drilling Tools has developed a mechanical extrusion process that uses rigid metal darts to improve cycling…

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Ulterra PDC bit sets record time, distance in Oklahoma “chat” well

Posted on 31 August 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

An Ulterra 6.125-in. U613M PDC bit combined with a TorkBuster performance-drilling tool has drilled…

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Statoil looks to integration of multidisciplinary services to drive drilling efficiency

Posted on 23 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News

Statoil has awarded Baker Hughes a contract to provide integrated drilling services for 25 fields on the…

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Aluminum alloy drill pipe helps navigate complex well offshore Brunei

Posted on 13 August 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Alcoa Oil & Gas has deployed 1,800 meters (5,905 ft) of aluminum alloy drill pipe (AADP) in the Iron Duke Well C

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New water-based fluid system targets shale wells with extended lateral sections

Posted on 08 August 2012 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Baker Hughes has introduced the LATIDRILL water-based drilling fluid system that aims to enhance wellbore quality…

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Shell targets tight-gas plays with SCADAdrill drilling automation system

Posted on 23 July 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Shell’s SCADAdrill system for low-cost land wells will begin rolling out by the end of the year in tight-gas plays throughout the US…

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Sharpe: Let’s innovate the innovation process itself

Posted on 17 July 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Rather than simply looking to technological innovations, the drilling industry may need to start innovating the innovation process…

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China looks to unconventionals development, technology breakthroughs

Posted on 17 July 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News

With a goal to produce 6.5 billion cu meters of shale gas per year by 2015, Chinese energy companies are…

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