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Eco-friendly invert emulsion fluid retains wellbore stability

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

Over the past decade, invert emulsion drilling fluids that are free of organoclay have become popular. Improved wellbore stability, high…

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Integrated approach delivers GOM subsalt well for PEMEX

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

As industry increasingly ventures into deeper waters characterized by complex reservoirs, the integration of upfront planning, risk…

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Steering system charts complex well paths with variable bit speeds

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

A new “periodic” steering technology is demonstrating the ability to achieve continuous rotation and 3D directional control using a…

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Drill pipe design targets ERD hole-cleaning

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, The Efficient Rig

Relatively speaking, drill pipe is a small expenditure compared with the nonproductive time (NPT) associated with its use. Studies…

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Perspectives: MPD pioneer Don Hannegan credits work to early industry adopters, IADC committee

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Departments, Exclusive Video, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Videos

Don Hannegan, strategic technology development manager of MPD for Weatherford, takes great pride in solving problems…

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Baker Hughes drilling fluid system optimizes circulating pressures

Posted on 02 July 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Baker Hughes’ recently commercialized the MPRESS drilling fluid system, which enables operators to manage circulating pressure more efficiently…

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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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