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Real-time geosteering software enhances data sharing, updating to optimize well placement

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

The twin challenges of finding and producing hydrocarbons from increasingly complex reservoirs while meeting…

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To boost drillstring life, hardbanding reapplication specs could be more critical than initial specs

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

As the drilling industry evolves to accommodate the challenges of deep-well and horizontal drilling techniques, increasing demand is…

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Field tests show aluminum drill pipe can extend operating envelope for extended-reach drilling

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

One challenge for the industry is how to extend the limits of rig capacities without significantly increasing cost. A way to address this challenge is…

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Dynamic load expansion bench takes new approach to expandable connections testing

Posted on 23 March 2010 in 2010, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Since the industry started installing solid wall expandable liners more than a decade ago, deployment systems have advanced more…

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Mono-diameter expandable drilling liner applications in deepwater – ready or not?

Posted on 23 March 2010 in 2010, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Claims can be found in technical literature for using mono-diameter expandable liners in deepwater applications. In a technical review of the…

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Rotary steerables: Cost, reliability still key; higher dogleg capability, downhole motor integration also on asking list

Posted on 23 March 2010 in 2010, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Once upon a time, the land drilling industry dreamed of a rotary steerable system that would replace the downhole mud motor…

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Is your well suitable for controlled pressure drilling? Screening methodology could help you decide

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

Controlled pressure drilling (CPD) is an adaptive drilling process that enables a more precise control of wellbore pressures. It is becoming an important tool for…

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Reliable expandable connections: Exclusive video

Posted on 08 December 2009 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News

Expandables represent one of the most talked-about and hailed technologies in the drilling and completion arsenal, ever since their introduction by Shell…

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Innovative logging technique boosts productivity for Chevron Thailand

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Under rig floor logging (URFL) is a technique pioneered by Chevron Thailand that has improved drilling efficiency…

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Case studies: High-density elastic cements applied to solve HPHT challenges in South Texas

Posted on 15 November 2009 in 2009, Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, November/December

Well cementing operations in South Texas tend to present a number of challenges to those responsible for constructing oil and gas wells. For instance, the temperatures…

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