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JIP works to enhance subsea wellhead design with simplicity

Posted on 30 January 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

A subsea wellhead being designed under a joint industry project that includes Shell, Maersk Oil, Eni, Tullow, Wintershall and TOTAL will be able to…

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Preventive maintenance systems drive change on Nabors rig engines

Posted on 09 January 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News

A sweeping change in equipment maintenance in the oil and gas industry is under way: Historical reactive maintenance…

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ExxonMobil looks to reap 700 million-plus bbls from Hebron project

Posted on 09 January 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

ExxonMobil will develop the Hebron oilfield offshore Canada using a gravity-based structure that will recover recover more than 700…

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Glenda Wylie, Halliburton: Passion for solving challenges driven by love of science

Posted on 20 December 2012 in 2012, Exclusive Video, Innovating While Drilling, November/December, Recent Drilling News, Videos

At the age of four, Glenda Wylie, now director of global technical marketing for Halliburton, was given three acres of land by her family on their farm in Missouri to do with as she pleased…

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Statoil looks to permanent reservoir monitoring tools to increase oil recovery

Posted on 17 December 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil and partners have determined that using permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM) seismic tools…

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Independence Drilling showcases dual-fuel rig with integrated walking system

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

Independence Contract Drilling introduced its newest-design 1,500-hp ShaleDriller Rig 201 in Houston on 7 December…

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Seneca/Ensign rigs switch to LNG for power in Marcellus

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Seneca Resources Corp and Ensign Drilling have installed two GE gas engines to power the first LNG-fueled drilling rigs…

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Exclusive video: The roots and future of hydraulic fracturing

Posted on 15 November 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Matt Blauch, director of product development at Nabors, talks about the history and future of hydraulic fracturing…

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MPD powers static pre-drill modeling with dynamic capacity

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, November/December

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) significantly reduces the likelihood of a well control event and associated wellbore problems by addressing two key…

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Technology Development: A game of risks vs rewards

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, Features, Innovating While Drilling, November/December

Industry investing in new generation of forward-thinking technologies even as it works to overcome old mindsets, barriers. When National Oilwell Varco (NOV) unveils its open-platform drilling automation system NOVA in 2014…

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