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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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Industry maps smarter way to build wellbores

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

Fifteen years after the first intelligent well system (IWS) was installed in Norway, the application is finally stepping out of its high-end niche and gaining broad recognition as the game-changer it was designed to be…

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Low-ECD fluid facilitates deepwater, high-angle GOM well

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

Modern wellbore design continues to become more complex. Many wells designed today, especially deepwater wells, contain significant challenges to effective wellbore…

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Dual-gradient system evaluation highlights key high-risk issues

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

This article provides an overview of the studied DGD system and equipment, as well as a hazard identification and risk assessment methodology…

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Advanced oil-based, synthetic muds enable deeper, hotter wells

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

Beyond the hardware required for today’s complex wells and state-of-the-art drilling and completion systems, advanced fluid technologies are keeping pace…

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BP case study: MPD application supports HPHT exploration

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Following successful implementation of managed pressure drilling (MPD) in high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) wells drilled from jackups in the Eastern…

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HPHT research heats up

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

BP’s Project 20K among industry initiatives to push technologies beyond 20,000 psi, 400°F. What will production in subsea, ultra-deepwater fields look like in 10 years? That’s the multi-billion-dollar question as industry attempts to chart a course for those high stakes-arenas…

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New rig designs emerge as industry expands offshore fleet

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

The offshore rig fleet continues to expand at a brisk pace, with most drilling contractors taking a safe approach toward newbuild designs, said Tom Kellock…

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Developing link between downhole systems, rig enables automation

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Within the last decade, technology has significantly surpassed implementation, making available new technologies that are not being readily received…

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Accelerating drilling innovation economically, sustainably calls for operator buy-in

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Any innovative technology offered by a service company or drilling contractor has the potential to be the next…

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