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Extreme drilling drives drill pipe innovations

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Drill pipe, like everything else in well construction, is rapidly evolving to match an ever-expanding operational window. Whether operators are drilling longer laterals in resource plays, launching high-stakes…

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Real-time drilling service halts twist-offs in Wolfcamp wells

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances

An operator in the Permian Basin requested Baker Hughes to provide a real-time drilling performance service due to numerous drill string twist-offs occurring on both…

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Ensuring reliability, and proving it

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

From reliability-centered maintenance programs to integrated sensors to advanced risk modeling, the drilling industry is dedicating more resources than ever to ensuring the integrity of its assets…

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Front-loaded approach to well control stresses planning, prevention

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Benjamin Franklin’s sage advice still resonates today, even in 10,000-ft laterals and subsea wells a mile or more beneath…

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Onshore Drilling & Technology Briefs: Unit Drilling launches new rig design; China preps for large-scale shale development

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Unit Drilling has put the first of its newly designed BOSS series, Rig 401, to work in the Texas Panhandle for Unit Petroleum. The 1,500-hp, AC-powered walking rig…

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API publishes standard for community engagement

Posted on 10 July 2014 in News, Onshore Advances

API has published an industry standard for community engagement in areas of the country where horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have opened new energy…

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Bit-to-bend motor drills Eagle Ford wells in single runs

Posted on 02 July 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Baker Hughes used its new 6 3/4-in. Navi-Drill Ultra Curve motor with a 4½-ft bit-to-bend length to drill the vertical, curve and lateral…

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OMV: Technology key to halving cost, doubling the number of wells drilled

Posted on 24 June 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

From operations onshore Romania to offshore New Zealand, challenges come in all shapes and sizes for OMV E&P, but the Austrian-based operator is…

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KCA Deutag wins land newbuild contract for Brunei Shell

Posted on 23 June 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) has awarded a contract to KCA Deutag’s land division for the construction and operation of a newbuild land rig in Brunei. Bentec will manufacture…

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Unit Drilling launches advanced-technology BOSS rig design

Posted on 04 June 2014 in News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Unit Drilling has put the first of its newly designed BOSS rig, Rig 401, to work in the Texas Panhandle for Unit Petroleum. The 1,500-hp, AC-powered walking rig incorporates…

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