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SPE automation workshop set for July in Vail

Posted on 17 April 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

SPE’s “Well Construction Automation – Preparing for the Big Jump Forward” workshop, convening in 16-18 July in Vail…

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Digital oilfield system connects personnel through smartphones, touch pads

Posted on 05 April 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

DOFERO Consultancy has launched an interface that provides access to the oilfield, on land and offshore…

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Special webcast: Defining challenges and potential solutions for MPD in deepwater drilling

Posted on 27 March 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

IADC group VP/publisher Mike Killalea sat down with David Pavel, global director of business development for…

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Study simulates kick responses during MPD

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

According to IADC, managed pressure drilling is defined as “an adaptive drilling process used to precisely control the annular pressure profile throughout the wellbore.”…

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Tubular fracturing: Pinpointing the cause

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Brittle fracture of oilfield tubular components can occur due to the material having low fracture toughness – such material often presents low Charpy V-notch impact energy values…

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Reservoir drives choice of RSS vs mud motors

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

The ratio of directionally drilled wells to vertically placed wells is increasing. Access to progressively harder to reach reserves is driving more complex well geometries…

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The ABC’s of RFID: physics, oilfield usage

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Non-military application of RFID gained momentum in the last 20 to 30 years as the availability of small, low-cost semiconductors (chips) for the tags became possible…

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Wired pipe delineates safer drilling margins

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

In the post-Macondo world, government agencies have promulgated significant new safety standards to ensure the safety of workers, environment and assets…

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Rig design shift would put MPD at the ready

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

The rocks being drilled today demand more than a better set of tools; they require a different approach to well construction. That change is occurring in the form of MPD…

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Niobrara wells prove BHA for coiled tubing

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

A recent five-well drilling program in the Niobrara formation along the Colorado-Kansas border has demonstrated a new bottomhole assembly (BHA) for coiled-tubing drilling…

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