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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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Successful flow testing program paves way for East Africa field development

Posted on 30 October 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News

A successful DST program on the Prosperidade field offshore Mozambique has allowed Anadarko Petroleum to reduce…

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From the 2012 ATCE exhibit floor: Closed-loop rotary steerable system built for unconventionals

Posted on 10 October 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Svein Steen, global product line manger for Baker Hughes, speaks with Drilling Contractor editorial coordinator Katherine Scott…

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New solids control technology brings ‘pitless’ drilling to wireline coring operations

Posted on 02 October 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Halliburton’s Baroid Industrial Drilling Products division is seeing global deployment of its solids control…

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DEA 164: What does a next-gen ranging MWD look like?

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

The Drilling Engineering Association (DEA) continues to serve the industry as a key forum for learning about cutting-edge technologies and for forging alliances through joint…

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BOP testing facility focuses on robustness, reliability of components

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

As the industry continues to place new rigs into the market, the rippling effects on demand for BOPs and improved BOP technologies parallel the upward trend…

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Automated rig built to enable operator’s ‘hands off’ philosophy

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October

n the early 20th century, automation was not widely used in industrial work. This changed in 1947 when General Motors established an automation department…

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