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Panel: US shale plays thrive as companies keep pace with technology, people challenges

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

US shale plays continue to buzz, impacting the way the industry is approaching unconventional plays and…

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Analyst: US rig count to drop by 3% or more in 2013

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

The idea of increasing global oil supply to match global oil demand once seemed out of reach. However, the tables have turned, and the industry’s…

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Emerging plays spark growth in onshore drilling

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

A panel session of three speakers from Statoil, Marathon Oil and Devon Energy Corp discussed activities and trends in US shale plays where they…

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Empowered crews enhance well control competency

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Onshore Advances

To learn from the past and improve well control competency at the wellsite, the industry needs to reemphasize the…

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HongHua Group introduces 6,000-hp integrated shale gas system

Posted on 21 May 2012 in News, Onshore Advances, OTC

Honghua Group introduced its 6,000-hp integrated shale gas drilling system recently at the 2012 OTC in Houston…

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Well depth extended in geothermal project using controlled pressure drilling

Posted on 24 April 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

Wells in the Kirchweidach geothermal project in Bavaria, Germany, and other offset wells in the area have faced problems such as severe mud losses and…

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Onshore MPD system enables lower mud weights for challenging wells

Posted on 24 April 2012 in 2012, May/June, Onshore Advances

In the development of onshore gas fields, Shell has encountered margins in which the difference between dynamic equivalent circulating density (ECD) and static…

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SPE automation workshop set for July in Vail

Posted on 17 April 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

SPE’s “Well Construction Automation – Preparing for the Big Jump Forward” workshop, convening in 16-18 July in Vail…

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Schlumberger opens Houston facility providing core analysis services

Posted on 17 April 2012 in News, Onshore Advances

Schlumberger officially opened its Houston Geoengineering Laboratory on 5 April, the latest addition…

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Texas agency approves mobile system to recycle produced, flowback water

Posted on 26 March 2012 in Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, News, Onshore Advances

Texas-based Water Rescue Services has received approval from the Railroad Commission of Texas to…

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