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Gallegos: Record-setting AC-drive rigs reduce cycle times, drilling costs

Posted on 27 November 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Since 2008, many supermajors, large independents and even NOCs have increased their focus on land…

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Growth beneath the surface

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Features, Global and Regional Markets, November/December, Onshore Advances

US onshore rig count fell this year, but the decline in this longtime benchmark belies the sector’s underlying strength. Some analysts say the more telling numbers are well counts, footage drilled and the number of frac stages completed. “There’s been a massive separation between the key activity…

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Safety, versatility drive servicing innovations

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, Features, November/December, Onshore Advances

With an estimated 168 billion bbls of oil in place, the prolific oil sands of Alberta and British Columbia have been a pivotal factor in Canada’s ranking as one of the world’s top oil-rich nations. Abundant with bitumen, with a typical well producing as much as 2,500 bbl/day of oil…

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Abrasive formations, downhole temperatures create challenges for drill string integrity

Posted on 30 October 2013 in News, Onshore Advances

Shale drilling applications around the world can be demanding on rigs and equipment…

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Personnel, community drive Chevron’s European shale operations

Posted on 30 October 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

Chevron faces a multitude of critical issues as it pushes forward with shale exploration in Eastern Europe…

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Sulfide stress cracking-resistant drill pipe addresses H2S challenges

Posted on 16 October 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

NOV Grant Prideco is working to improve the metallurgy of its drill pipe technologies to address H2S hazards. Michael Jellison, senior vice president – engineering for NOV Grant Prideco, spoke earlier this month…

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New proppant targets high-stress, deepwater wells

Posted on 09 October 2013 in Completing the Well, News, Onshore Advances, September/October

CARBO Ceramics introduced its KRYPTOSPHERE ultra-conductive, ultra-high strength proppant technology …

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Seismic-to-stimulation service optimizes productivity and well economics

Posted on 01 October 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Halliburton introduced its CYPHER Seismic-to-Stimulation service at the 2013 SPE ATCE in New Orleans, La. The CYPHER…

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Data delivery

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Drilling wells in today’s complex oilfields bears little resemblance to the drilling operations of just a few decades ago. Fast-evolving technology has turned drilling into a sophisticated and scientific undertaking driven by the need for real-time data…

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Flying high

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Features, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Despite its perception as a mature market, Europe continues to yield valuable finds for those prepared to invest in new technologies and have a knack for capitalizing on smaller-prize discoveries…

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