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Independence Drilling showcases dual-fuel rig with integrated walking system

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig, Videos

Independence Contract Drilling introduced its newest-design 1,500-hp ShaleDriller Rig 201 in Houston on 7 December…

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Ferus uses LNG to fuel well stimulation project in Eagle Ford

Posted on 30 November 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Ferus has successfully completed one of the first hydraulic fracturing operations utilizing LNG as engine fuel in North America…

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Seneca/Ensign rigs switch to LNG for power in Marcellus

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Seneca Resources Corp and Ensign Drilling have installed two GE gas engines to power the first LNG-fueled drilling rigs…

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Automated rig built to enable operator’s ‘hands off’ philosophy

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October

n the early 20th century, automation was not widely used in industrial work. This changed in 1947 when General Motors established an automation department…

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‘Rich-burn’ engines look to power land rigs with reduced emissions

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Global and Regional Markets, Onshore Advances, September/October

Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have unlocked record supplies of natural gas in North America, pushing prices to a 10-year low and cutting profits for gas…

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Northward ho!

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Features, Global and Regional Markets, Onshore Advances, September/October, Videos

Less than a decade ago, Williston, North Dakota, was a mere dot on a map in a state associated with long, cold winters and the movie “Fargo.” Today, the town sits at the epicenter of the biggest oil boom to hit the Lower 48 in recent history. Thanks to significant oil production in the Williston Basin’s…

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Multistage stimulation pushes Chinese well over production target

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Global and Regional Markets, Onshore Advances, September/October

New production goals issued by the Chinese government of more than 6 million tons of oil equivalent per year in one field created a challenge to more quickly…

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Ulterra PDC bit sets record time, distance in Oklahoma “chat” well

Posted on 31 August 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

An Ulterra 6.125-in. U613M PDC bit combined with a TorkBuster performance-drilling tool has drilled…

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Permian Basin, East Texas provide initial fields for new-design land rig

Posted on 23 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Globe Energy Services has designed a five-axle land rig providing quick rig-up/rig-down operations, a mast with 116 ft of clearance and an adjustable…

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Record increases in US crude oil, natural gas reserves in 2010

Posted on 09 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

US proved crude oil and natural gas reserves achieved record annual volumetric increases in 2010 according to a new report by the US Energy Information Administration…

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