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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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Data pods provide BOP, riser info from two Barents Sea wells

Posted on 30 July 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Fugro has delivered a motion dataset from the BOP stack and lower riser of two deepwater wells in the Barents Sea using its DeepData pods. The DeepData pods…

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Precision, Schlumberger partner to boost industrialization of North American unconventional drilling

Posted on 22 July 2014 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Precision Drilling has entered into a strategic technology and service agreement and marketing alliance with Schlumberger. Utilizing Precision’s Tier 1 drilling rigs and…

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JIP to develop next generation of subsea production equipment

Posted on 21 July 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

FMC Technologies has established a joint industry program (JIP) that brings four operators – Anadarko Petroleum, BP, ConocoPhillips and Shell – together to jointly develop…

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Silica dust-prevention proppant test wells completed in Colorado

Posted on 21 July 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

Preferred Technology, an affiliate of Preferred Sands, recently completed a series of DustPRO proppant pilot wells in Colorado. Third-party industrial hygiene results…

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Extreme drilling drives drill pipe innovations

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Drill pipe, like everything else in well construction, is rapidly evolving to match an ever-expanding operational window. Whether operators are drilling longer laterals in resource plays, launching high-stakes…

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Downhole shakeup

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

Rumblings, from surface to TD, are omnipresent throughout a drilling operation. From long-reach horizontal wells onshore the US to the deepest offshore wells around the world, shock and vibration takes…

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