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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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Schlumberger’s microseismic system doubles signal-to-noise ratio in shale completion

Posted on 10 February 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Schlumberger has introduced the MS Recon high-fidelity microseismic surface acquisition system. The microseismic system for surface and shallow grid microseismic surveys…

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Halliburton’s FracHeight service measures formation movement, fracture dilation

Posted on 10 February 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Pinnacle Technologies, a Halliburton service, has introduced its FracHeight service, a hybrid tool that combines fiber optic wireline-conveyed microseismic receivers with…

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Baker Hughes frac plug eliminates post-frac intervention, saves operator $150,000/well

Posted on 10 February 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Baker Hughes has released its SHADOW series frac plug, a permanent, large-bore, flow-through frac plug designed to be left downhole after fracturing operations are complete…

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Enventure installs nearly 6,000 ft of expandable liner in the Middle East

Posted on 20 January 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Enventure has announced a world record for the longest 5 ½-in. SET solid expandable cased-hole liner. The 5,730-ft liner was installed in a power water injector…

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Statoil, NASA partner to explore technologies for hydrocarbon exploration

Posted on 08 January 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News

Statoil has forged a partnership with NASA to examine how technologies and expertise from the space industry…

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PDC cutter geometry improves ROP, increases footage drilled by 37%

Posted on 11 December 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

The latest innovation in PDC cutters has improved ROP by 10% and footage drilled by 37% in the Cana Woodford…

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