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Guar-alternative fracturing fluid delivers cleaner fractures for improved recovery

Posted on 26 September 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Baker Hughes has introduced its ClearStar fracturing fluid system, which improves reservoir performance and delivers superior…

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Exclusive video: Innovation, automation require stakeholder cooperation

Posted on 25 September 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Cooperation among key industry players – drilling contractors, equipment manufacturers and operators – is necessary to realize…

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Exclusive video: Integrated auto-driller reduces weight-on-bit fluctuations

Posted on 24 September 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Heave compensation enables drilling in harsh environments by keeping the bit at a constant position in relation to the seabed…

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Depalletizing robot automates mud-mixing process

Posted on 24 September 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig

In the movement toward automation, Cameron is helping to develop a depalletizing robot to automate the mud-mixing process…

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Exclusive video: IADC ART Committee provides forum to advance drilling technology

Posted on 24 September 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

David Reid, chairman of the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee, reviewed the group’s work of the past seven years…

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Turning vision into value

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Features, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

When Chesapeake Energy had the opportunity to be one of the first operators to test an automatic drilling system on a rig in Ohio’s promising Utica play earlier this year, the company took a forward-thinking view of what it might mean…

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IT, standards can help aggregate well data for high-level automation

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

Automated systems are commonplace in many industries but remain a challenge for the oil industry’s drilling domain…

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Messages from the machine: Maintenance process goes smart

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

It has previously been discussed how to make predictive asset maintenance a reality in the drilling industry (SPE/IADC 128865)…

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Data delivery

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Drilling wells in today’s complex oilfields bears little resemblance to the drilling operations of just a few decades ago. Fast-evolving technology has turned drilling into a sophisticated and scientific undertaking driven by the need for real-time data…

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Lateral moves

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Features, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October

A decade ago, the oil and gas industry married horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to create the shale boom that has revolutionized the hydrocarbon landscape in North America and beyond. Since that step-change, operators and service companies have learned important…

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