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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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‘Intelligent intervention’ matures into key piece of well automation puzzle

Posted on 17 July 2012 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News

Many oil and gas wells are “smarter,” with more automated monitor and control capabilities than ever…

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Industry must raise the bar in standards development to push drilling automation

Posted on 17 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

The shift toward automation isn’t likely to usher in a new generation of standards, but it will provide the drilling…

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New bits look beyond design at overall wellbore

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

In the wellbore, drill bits lead the way through formations to achieve longer wells more efficiently and quickly. The latest developments in drill bits share a common goal: optimize bit performance in the wellbore to save time and money…

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Continuous circulation system keeps ECD steady on Kvitebjørn

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

To construct new wells and continue production, Statoil decided to include the Continuous Circulation System (CCS) on the Kvitebjørn field of the North Sea…

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