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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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Fertile grounds

Posted on 05 November 2014 in 2014, Features, Global and Regional Markets, November/December, Onshore Advances

The onshore market has been a beacon for the global drilling industry, reflecting growth and improved efficiencies in the past year. This momentum is expected to guide the industry in the coming year…

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Business as usual, but with caution

Posted on 05 November 2014 in 2014, Features, Global and Regional Markets, November/December, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Geopolitical concerns, notably worrisome aggression from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) across northern Iraq, is signaling a cautionary mood in the Middle East. However, it is business as usual for the oil…

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Drilling potential abounds in Mexico, but so does uncertainty

Posted on 05 November 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, November/December, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

The tides are turning in Mexico after the government ended PEMEX’s 76-year monopoly over the country’s oil and gas market. On 20 December 2013, Mexico’s energy reform bill became a law…

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NOV top drive control software mitigates torsional vibration in Eagle Ford

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

In a recent 13-well program in the Eagle Ford, National Oilwell Varco (NOV) deployed its top drive control software, SoftSpeed II, to mitigate torsional vibration…

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Shell: SIMOPS reduces hydraulic fracturing time by 40% onshore Canada

Posted on 03 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

In Shell’s Groundbirch asset in Canada in 2012, the operator implemented simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) and concurrent operations (CONOPS) to reduce…

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Drillmec automated rig, drilling package designed to ensure safety, increase efficiency

Posted on 01 October 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Drillmec has designed an automated drilling rig – AHEAD, Advanced Hydraulic Electrical Automated Driller – that reduces the rig footprint by approximately 50%…

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