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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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Automated rig activity analysis offers more precise method for reducing NPT, invisible lost time

Posted on 27 November 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig

An automated system from Halliburton aims to help the industry analyze rig activity to more precisely identify…

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Study tackles industry’s shearing capabilities

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, November/December, The Offshore Frontier

As offshore drilling challenges increase, BOP shearing technology needs to keep pace. Recent trends include improved drill pipe metallurgical…

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Expandable cased-hole liners assist integrated casing remediations

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, November/December

After multiple cement squeezes in a well in Malaysia failed to isolate a damaged casing section, it appeared that abandonment was likely…

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