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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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Chevron, industry emphasize responsible shale-gas development

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

Mike Power, manager of unconventional resources in drilling and completions for Chevron, speaks about Chevron’s and the industry’s efforts to…

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Chevron boosts unconventional activity, pushes into China’s deep waters

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

With 18 million acres added to Chevron’s portfolio since 2009, the company has experienced a shift to…

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Shell CEO: Industry must do more to address public concerns with tight gas development

Posted on 07 June 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

The industry must do a better job of listening and responding to public and regulator concerns associated with…

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Chesapeake anticipates drilling at least 65 wells in Hogshooter play over next few years

Posted on 07 June 2012 in Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Chesapeake Energy has announced a significant discovery in the Hogshooter play in the Anadarko Basin of the…

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