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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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New water-based fluid system targets shale wells with extended lateral sections

Posted on 08 August 2012 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Baker Hughes has introduced the LATIDRILL water-based drilling fluid system that aims to enhance wellbore quality…

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Crane standards, inspections on BSEE, Coast Guard agendas

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) may seek updated standards regarding offshore pedestal-mounted cranes…

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Shell targets tight-gas plays with SCADAdrill drilling automation system

Posted on 23 July 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Shell’s SCADAdrill system for low-cost land wells will begin rolling out by the end of the year in tight-gas plays throughout the US…

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Shales, technologies, cultural shift refuel Romanian industry

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, Onshore Advances

At the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, the sight of new facilities at Industrial Park near the city of Ploiesti is a testament to Romania’s regenerating oil and gas industry…

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Euro-shales: Opposition mounts

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Features, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, Onshore Advances

A year ago, an article in the July/August 2011 issue of Drilling Contractor stated that the journey to achieving commercial shale gas production in Europe would be a slow one. Over the past 12 months or so, that journey has arguably gotten even slower…

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In search of trust: Industry must build on ‘responsible drilling’ approach

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Advocating the approach of “responsible drilling” at the IADC World Drilling 2012 Conference in Barcelona on…

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