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Saturated market, policy challenges push KCA Deutag eastward

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

There are several challenges – one of the most significant being the increased number of rigs and drilling contractors now available in Europe, combined with…

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Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions – Exclusive Q&A’s with industry leaders

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Drilling It Safely, Features, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, The Offshore Frontier

The global drilling industry is going through a rough patch. Falling oil prices have put companies on edge, stirring anxieties about what lies ahead in 2015…

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Small-scale focus yields big value for Shell’s rig operational performance

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

Safety remains our top priority and boundary condition in our drive for performance. Beyond that, right now the biggest challenge is cost. The industry is in the midst…

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In industrialized drilling process, every element is up for optimization

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

The industry’s transition to economically develop significant production from tight sand and shale-type resources is directly a result of improved drilling…

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Our technologies have moved on; our people must move with them

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

In terms of drilling and completion technology, I think the industry is moving quite well. However, development of people’s capabilities is not keeping pace…

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In Brazil’s deepwater, ‘there is no turning back’ on MPD

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, The Offshore Frontier

The biggest challenge is to enhance productivity in the complex environment of offshore well construction. This can be achieved by improving well designs to better manage…

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Drilling & Completions Tech Digest

Posted on 26 January 2015 in 2015, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

BP has begun operating the world’s first robotic core-flooding system. The Core Flood Robot is the most recent addition to the operator’s program of enhanced oil recovery…

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Exclusive video: Re-fracturing, rejuvenation may provide relief in current economic climate

Posted on 13 January 2015 in Exclusive Video, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

With oil prices down, operators are actively seeking solutions to maintain or increase production at relatively low costs…

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Wee Yiaw Hin, PETRONAS: Industry must increase speed of innovation to meet market demands

Posted on 06 January 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News

Although cost and efficiency are important factors to consider as the oil and gas market slows down, companies also…

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NOV aims to deploy downhole-driven, closed-loop automation in Middle East in 2015

Posted on 06 January 2015 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News

Automated closed-loop systems that are fed by downhole sensor packages may soon play a big role in Middle East drilling projects..

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