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Human factors among key topics to be tackled at Drilling Systems Automation Workshop

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News

Understanding of human factors is growing in importance as the drilling industry pushes forward on automation. Industry experts have recognized this…

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SysML helps untangle software automation requirements on jackup

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

“Is the automation really making us safer?” If no one knows or can precisely describe what the automation is supposed to do…

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Study: How effective are software testing methods on MOUs?

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

Mobile offshore units (MOUs) are constructed using a component-based approach. This reduces the price to the vessel owner but obscures the quality status…

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Solids control seeks balance of size, capacity

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, Features, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

The technologies that are taking hydrocarbon recovery into new frontiers are rippling through the industry, surface to downhole. When it comes to solids control, effects are being felt from faster, more efficient rigs; intense, pad drilling campaigns; improved fluid designs; and dual-gradient drilling…

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Automation, software, mobility lead advances in drilling packages

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

The drilling industry is on the cusp of big changes, with improved automation packages and new equipment designs emerging from manufacturers…

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Drilling the distance

Posted on 29 August 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Features, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October

The drill site has physically evolved with the advent of horizontal drilling and multiwell pads. No longer is a rig confined to drilling a single well before having to rig down, move to another location and rig up again…

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Verification of rig power systems critical in software testing

Posted on 29 August 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

In offshore dynamically positioned (DP) drilling operations, power, thrusters and other systems are below deck and often out of sight…

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Aquaterra introduces new riser monitoring system

Posted on 26 August 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Aquaterra Energy has launched a riser monitoring system (RMS) that uses a combination of direct riser strain measurement, subsea data logging and riser analysis processing…

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Ryan Directional Services inks deal to deploy Alcoa pipe in North American shales

Posted on 22 August 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Ryan Directional Services, a division of Nabors, has selected Alcoa’s FarReach alloy drill pipe for its onshore horizontal-drilling applications…

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Blue Ocean Technologies: Subsea well intervention completed in 6,700 ft without riser

Posted on 31 July 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Blue Ocean Technologies has set multiple records in subsea well intervention by intervening in, and subsequently plugging and abandoning, a production gas…

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