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Helmerich & Payne announces formation of Helmerich & Payne Technologies

Helmerich & Payne announced it has formed a new business entity, H&P Technologies, that will be used to drive development of advanced technologies and directional drilling automation solutions, resulting in greater reliability and well performance. “H&P’s longstanding focus on leading-edge technology is an important part of our organization and will be even more critical in the future,” John Lindsay, Helmerich & Payne President and CEO, said. “Our new business entity, H&P Technologies, will help meet the needs of the industry. As longer laterals are drilled, accurate well placement is crucial in maximizing field economics. A key benefit of our performance-driven drilling services is the reduced positional uncertainty in the directional drilling process and the fact that our technology can be used on any ...

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BHGE Launches Subsea Connect and Aptara TOTEX-Lite Subsea System to unlock value from offshore developments

Baker Hughes (BHGE) has announced the launch of its new approach to subsea development: Subsea Connect, including its Aptara TOTEX-lite subsea system, a suite of new lightweight, modular technologies designed for the full life of field. By combining planning and risk management, new modular deepwater technology, innovative partnerships and digital tools into a single offering, Subsea Connect can reduce the economic development point of subsea projects by an average of 30% and has the potential to unlock an additional 16 billion bbl of reserves globally. With its fullstream portfolio and ability to make better connections across the development process, BHGE is positioned to influence approximately 80% of the costs associated with offshore projects. This provides an opportunity to lower operators’ CAPEX and OPEX requirements and ...

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Hardide Coatings provides solution for new tool that significantly extends weather windows for drilling operations

Hardide Coatings has provided a coating solution for a new tool that will save oil and gas operators millions of dollars per year by extending weather windows for drilling operations. Well construction specialist DeltaTek Global selected the Hardide CVD (chemical vapour deposition) tungsten carbide-based coating for the key component of its new ArticuLock tool. ArticuLock provides operators with longer weather windows to deploy subsea hardware and improve operational reliability by removing bending fatigue in subsea running tools and landing strings. The Hardide-T chemical vapour deposition (CVD) tungsten carbide-based coating was used on the key component of the tool, a complex-shaped ball and socket pivot joint, which is subject to extreme loads of up to 400 tons, 5000 psi of working pressure ...

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Koltek Energy Services geo steering technology maximizes oilfield production

Koltek Energy Services successfully implemented its high-resolution gamma ray and geo-steering technology on several customers this summer.  This allows the Koltek directional team to collaborate with their customers’ geology team to maximize the production of their wells by keeping the well in the desired production zone. The technology adjusts to the wellbore position on the fly all while staying in the target zone and also reaches other geological targets required by its customers. The technology is compatible with all existing PDM Motors and seemingly links to its own measurement while drilling (MWD/LWD) system. “Our geo-steering technology allows our directional drilling team to get high resolution gamma ray readings, instantly, without having to stop drilling for any reason,” Tim Koltek, Koltek CEO, said. ...

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ADNOC Hosts Global Industry and Technology Leaders to Explore the Application of Artificial Intelligence

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) hosted senior oil, gas and technology leaders at the inaugural ADNOC Artificial Intelligence (AI) Forum. The event was held at ADNOC’s HQ, in its state-of-the Panorama Digital Command Center, to discuss radical industry shifts, the rise of AI and how, collectively, the industry can accelerate AI advancement to unlock new value from oil and gas resources. The potential impact of AI on the future course and competitiveness of the oil and gas industry could be dramatic, radically changing the traditional practices and delivering new sources of value. According to the World Economic Forum, primary savings generated from robotic applications and big data analytics could total $500 billion by 2025. “Digital innovation is delivering ...

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DeltaTek banks eight-hours of rig time for Chevron with SeaCure technology

DeltaTek Global has announced the inaugural deployment of its SeaCure technology. The work scope for Chevron North Sea took place on the West Wick subsea appraisal well which is being drilled from the Ocean Guardian. Providing major time and cost savings, the SeaCure cementing system delivers stabbed-in, inner-string cementing for subsea wells and was deployed to cement a 30 in. conductor casing. With no shoe track present, SeaCure eliminated the need to perform a dedicated clean out run prior to drilling commencing with a 121/4 in. bottom hole assembly (BHA) straight out of the 30 in. float shoe. The project is a continuation of SeaCure’s field trials completed earlier this year which were also supported by the Oil & Gas Technology Centre. ...

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Well-SENSE enhances capability with the launch of Active FLI

Well-SENSE has announced the launch of its latest FiberLine Intervention (FLI) development, ‘Active FLI’ at ADIPEC. Active FLI builds on the capability of Well-SENSE’s fiber-optic downhole data acquisition system with the addition of a range of discrete measurement devices. These include single-point temperature and pressure sensors, with the addition of a casing collar locator for depth correlation. The tools are located in the FLI probe to capture measurements as it descends downhole and complement the distributed sensing, which takes place along the length of the fiber-optic lines deployed in the well by FLI. The combination of single-point and distributed data provides enhanced well intelligence and allows events occurring in the well to be precisely located, verified and quantified via different ...

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Halliburton releases intelligent drill bit to optimize drilling performance

Halliburton has released the Cerebro in-bit sensor package, a new technology that obtains performance data directly from the drill bit and analyzes it to optimize cutter engagement, reduce uncertainty and increase drilling efficiency. This new service improves data measurement and overall drilling performance. The system provides a view into an entire run by continuously capturing downhole vibration and motion data. This information helps operators pinpoint where bit damage occurred and when optimal performance is not achieved due to inconsistent design or operating parameters. The system identifies several common drill bit factors including, lateral and axial vibration, torsional resistance, whirl and stick-slip, which can negatively impact drilling speed and reliability. “Cerebro further advances our communication with the drill bit by capturing data as close to ...

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Halliburton releases fluid-efficient dissolvable frac plug

Halliburton has released the Illusion Spire, the first fluid-efficient dissolvable frac plug. This offering expands on the capabilities of current dissolvable plugs, but with a larger internal diameter and less mass for greater efficiency. In the unconventional market, the time to bring a well on production is critical. Traditional plug designs can result in sub-optimal plug conveyance and excessive fluid volumes. The company designed the Illusion Spire technology with a water-saving element so that operators can pump faster, resulting in reduced completion time. The reduced plug size also drives quicker and more consistent dissolution time. “Our goal was to develop the industry’s most advanced frac plug that delivers increased efficiency to help operators reduce rig time and save costs,” Mark Dawson, Vice President ...

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Drilling Systems launches new technology to revolutionize training for jackup rigs

Drilling Systems has launched new technology which will revolutionize the way drilling crews are trained for jackup rigs, helping to raise competency and drilling standards across the world. The cutting-edge technology comprises state-of-the-art software, which mirrors all the operations of a jackup rig, and is used in conjunction with the company’s unique On-the-Rig (OTR) simulator system. OTR is a mobile simulator with the capabilities of a full-size simulator, which can be easily transported into the field and used at the worksite, regardless of how remote the location. It can also be fully customized to any rig or operating system and used with or without an instructor.  This innovation means simulator training and assessments for jackup rig operators can take place on the rig for ...

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