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Baker Hughes’ AutoTrak Curve RSS drills 10 million ft in two years

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Exclusive Video, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

Baker Hughes’ AutoTrak Curve rotary steerable system (RSS), launched two years ago at the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, has drilled 10 million ft onshore North America…

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Automated planning software helps NASA track resources, safety constraints for high-risk activities

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News

From the ground to the seabed – and even outer space – a common thread links the space and drilling industry: Our operations are challenging and hazardous…

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Drilling with liner isolates depleted zone in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Exclusive Video, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

In September 2013, Weatherford worked with its client to apply drilling with liner technology in a deepwater Gulf of Mexico well to isolate a depleted sand zone…

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Paradigm launches miniature coiled-tubing system

Posted on 05 March 2014 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, The Offshore Frontier

Paradigm Flow Services has launched Flexi-Coil Extended Reach for riser and flowline blockage remediation and internal inspection. Conventional methods to remediate riser…

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New GE tool offers real-time shock, vibration measurement

Posted on 05 March 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

GE has unveiled its Directive system, which adds real-time shock and vibration measurement capabilities to the company’s Tensor Directional Module, from its measurement while…

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Maersk Oil to use Alcoa Aluminum Drill Pipe for well maintenance, abandonment

Posted on 05 March 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Maersk Oil will use 10,000 ft of 5-in. Alcoa Aluminum Drill Pipe (AADP) in maintenance and abandonment operations, Alcoa Oil & Gas announced yesterday at the 2014 IADC/SPE…

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Exclusive video: Helios Inferno cutter technology customizes bit to optimize performance

Posted on 05 March 2014 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Tailoring cutters to specific applications is the key to National Oilwell Varco’s Helios Inferno cutter technology. Launched this week at the 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling…

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Predictive system helps wells adapt to changing formation pressures

Posted on 03 March 2014 in 2014, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

To proactively determine the downhole pressure limits necessary in managed pressure drilling (MPD) applications, Managed Pressure Operations (MPO) developed a pressure…

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Rice University develops nanotracer tester to evaluate well connectivity

Posted on 24 February 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Rice University has invented a tabletop device that can tell how efficiently a nanoparticle would travel through a well. The device gathers data on how tracers – microscopic…

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Ecopetrol extends contract with Welltec for conveyance, cutter technologies

Posted on 21 February 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Welltec has been awarded a four-year contract from Ecopetrol Colombia for the supply of Well Tractor conveyance and Well Cutter services. The initial contract value is in…

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