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Baker Hughes’ new gravel-pack, frac-pack system completes job in Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 28 June 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News

Baker Hughes recently performed the first commercial frac-pack job with the SC-XP system in the Gulf of Mexico…

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BP/Maersk look outside industry to develop HPHT drilling technology

Posted on 26 June 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

A partnership between BP and Maersk Drilling to develop conceptual engineering designs for HPHT drilling technology is looking…

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Unconventionals lead the way for drilling automation, but business model defines uptake

Posted on 07 June 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Industry’s ongoing efforts to bring automation to the drilling sector will progress over time as a “natural alignment”…

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Exclusive video: Compact top drive, casing drive system built for mobility

Posted on 05 June 2013 in Exclusive Video, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Julio Quintana, president and CEO for Tesco, speaks with Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott…

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Low-cost radial jet drilling helps revitalize 40-year-old oilfield

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

Upward trends in oil prices and the proliferation of new technologies are enabling operators to capitalize on new opportunities…

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Depth perception

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Features, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

The business of finding and producing oil and gas is all about safe and responsible recovery, reliability and return on investment. Nowhere is that mission more important than the world of subsea completions. Today’s subsea completion operations…

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Environmentally friendly proppant technology to improve hydraulic fracturing efficiency

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

Preferred Sands has launched a non-phenolic, resin-coating technology designed to be more environmentally friendly and efficient than conventional phenolic-based resins…

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Automated control system integrates preventive and predictive maintenance functions

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

ntegrated Drilling Equipment (IDE) has introduced the second-generation, automated Centurion drilling control system on a new 1,500-hp AC Sparta rig…

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Case study: Planning enables remote-area drilling campaign

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

Operators share rig, services for exploratory, appraisal program offshore Falkland Islands By J.W. Jenner, A. Morrison, Rockhopper Exploration; R. Lyons, Desire Petroleum; L. Phillips, AGR Petroleum Services; I. McBean, Diamond Offshore Drilling (UK) Offshore the Falkland Islands, approximately 650 km southeast of the South American continent, two small UK operators with limited in-house operational resources conducted […]

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Remote directional drilling enhances shale well quality, efficiency

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

After a successful pilot application in the Haynesville Shale, Shell Upstream Americas is taking steps to conduct all of its directional drilling (DD), geosteering (GS) and measurement/logging while drilling (MWD/LWD) operations in the Americas and beyond from remote drilling centers…

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