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Honghua developing new-generation shale-drilling rig, plans testing of frac pump

Posted on 23 May 2013 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, Onshore Advances, OTC

Honghua Group and its US subsidiary Honghua America are developing a next-generation onshore rig…

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Case study: Planning enables remote-area drilling campaign

Posted on 22 May 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

Offshore the Falkland Islands, approximately 650 km southeast of the South American continent, two small UK operators with limited in-house operational resources conducted a successful drilling campaign…

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Global Shale Report: An expanding playground

Posted on 22 May 2013 in 2013, Features, Global and Regional Markets, May/June, Onshore Advances

Conventional wisdom has its place, but when it comes to land drilling, the thinking these days has a definite unconventional spin. “Unconventional” includes the vast shale plays that continue to be developed and discovered, not just in North America but also in basins worldwide…

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Marathon Oil: 3,000-plus wells possible in Eagle Ford acreage

Posted on 21 May 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

Marathon Oil has determined that it may drill more than 3,000 wells in its Eagle…

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Noble Energy moves toward mixed fleet of LNG-dedicated, dual-fuel rigs

Posted on 21 May 2013 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

After a pilot program initiated in early 2011 to compare the use of LNG versus diesel to power…

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US unconventionals at center of Statoil’s E&P strategy

Posted on 21 May 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

Although Statoil has deep roots as a Norway-based offshore operator, the company is now finding the US onshore business to be at the heart of its…

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Exclusive video: Chemical-free water treatment system recovers petroleum, saves water

Posted on 03 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances, Videos

To help operators extract more petroleum from process water and reduce the need to use fresh water in the fracturing operations…

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New technology center dedicated to proppant innovation

Posted on 10 April 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

Vinay Mehta, vice president of technical excellence & innovation for Fairmount Minerals, speaks with Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott…

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Membrane separation technology delivers onsite water treatment, recycling

Posted on 09 April 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) FluidControl has introduced a mobile water-treatment system for hydraulic fracturing…

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Study: Impact of Eagle Ford Shale tops $61 billion in 2012

Posted on 27 March 2013 in News, Onshore Advances

The 2012 Eagle Ford Shale estimated total economic output impact was more than $61 billion in South Texas, which is more than double the economic impact the year before…

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