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Douglas-Westwood: Oilfield services expenditure to decline by 30% in 2015

Posted on 25 March 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Global oilfield services (OFS) markets are facing difficult headwinds as a function of commodity prices…

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ExxonMobil resumes drilling at Point Thomson on Alaska’s North Slope

Posted on 13 March 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

ExxonMobil announced that it has resumed drilling at Point Thomson on Alaska’s North Slope as construction continues toward bringing the initial production system online…

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Tullow Oil plugs Engomo-1 well, continues exploration and appraisal onshore Kenya

Posted on 11 March 2015 in News, Onshore Advances

The Engomo-1 exploration well in Block 10BA was drilled to a total depth of 2,353 m utilizing the SMP-106 rig. The well encountered interbedded sandstones…

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New MWD/LWD service rated to 392°F, 25,000 psi sets records in Haynesville

Posted on 04 March 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Sperry Drilling, a Halliburton business line, has set field records with the Quasar Pulse Service, the only M/LWD service capable of operating in harsh environments up to 392°F…

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Wisco Moran debuts Padwise 1 walking rig in Texas

Posted on 02 March 2015 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

The trend among drilling contractors to install walking systems on rigs has solved a major logistical problem for operators on multiwell pads – negating the need for costly…

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Scandrill’s Scan Vision rig designed with safety, efficiency in mind

Posted on 11 February 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

After 22 weeks of construction and a $20 million investment, Scandrill christened the Scan Vision rig on 27 January at the company’s Tyler, Texas, facility…

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Freeport-McMoRan performs successful production test at Highlander discovery

Posted on 02 January 2015 in News, Onshore Advances

Freeport-McMoRan has announced a successful production test from the Highlander discovery, located onshore in South Louisiana in the Inboard Lower Tertiary/Cretaceous trend…

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Independence Contract Drilling deploys 11th rig to Permian Basin

Posted on 03 December 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

As the US strives to reach energy independence, Chris Menefee, Vice President of Business Development for Independence Contract Drilling (ICD), believes the land drilling business will see more opportunities for…

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Ensign secures contracts for 2 ADR 1500S pad drill rigs in Montney area

Posted on 24 November 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

Ensign Energy Services has signed contracts for two of its new ADR 1500S pad drill rigs for a major operator in the Montney area of northeast British Columbia…

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BP launches robotic core-flooding system

Posted on 10 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

The complete automation and workflow optimization in BP’s new Core Flood Robot enables hundreds of core flood tests to be performed each year, rather than dozens…

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