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Front-loaded approach to well control stresses planning, prevention

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Benjamin Franklin’s sage advice still resonates today, even in 10,000-ft laterals and subsea wells a mile or more beneath…

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A fluid situation

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

The complexities of today’s oil and gas reservoirs demand new levels of sophistication for drill fluids, including fluids that improve lubricity and reduce risk and environmental impact…

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Real-time drilling service halts twist-offs in Wolfcamp wells

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances

An operator in the Permian Basin requested Baker Hughes to provide a real-time drilling performance service due to numerous drill string twist-offs occurring on both…

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Rolling PDC cutter enhances drill bit life in Granite Wash runs

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

Recent advances in diamond bonding techniques and manufacturing processes have enabled the industry to produce highly abrasion-resistant polycrystalline diamond cutters…

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Onshore Drilling & Technology Briefs: Unit Drilling launches new rig design; China preps for large-scale shale development

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Unit Drilling has put the first of its newly designed BOSS series, Rig 401, to work in the Texas Panhandle for Unit Petroleum. The 1,500-hp, AC-powered walking rig…

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Claxton completes rigless removal of a stuck BHA during slot recovery

Posted on 09 July 2014 in Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Claxton Engineering Services, an Acteon company, has completed the first rigless removal of a stuck bottomhole assembly (BHA). The work was completed during a slot recovery…

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Hardbanding alloys, application methods evolve to meet demands of intensive pad drilling campaigns

Posted on 08 July 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

Back when hydrocarbon recovery meant drilling a vertical, straight, open-hole well, hardbanding was simply a matter of applying tungsten carbides to protect and extend the…

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First Dopeless technology well drilled in Alaska’s North Slope

Posted on 07 July 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News

A European oil and gas company has successfully drilled the first Dopeless technology well in Alaska’s North Slope, on the northern part of the Brooks Range on the…

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Gazprom Neft begins exploratory drilling in the Arctic

Posted on 03 July 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Gazpromneft-Sakhalin, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, has started drilling a new exploration well in the Dolginskoye field on the continental shelf in the Pechora sea…

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Bit-to-bend motor drills Eagle Ford wells in single runs

Posted on 02 July 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Baker Hughes used its new 6 3/4-in. Navi-Drill Ultra Curve motor with a 4½-ft bit-to-bend length to drill the vertical, curve and lateral…

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