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Switching to bi-fuel: factors to be considered

Posted on 21 May 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

The drilling industry is increasingly turning to compressed natural gas (CNG) as an alternative fuel solution on drilling sites. Significant savings are possible compared with diesel, but several factors…

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Concho Resources: Horizontal drilling will continue to drive Permian Basin growth

Posted on 20 May 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

Under a growth plan called “2×3”, Concho Resources is expecting to ramp up its drilling activities in the Permian Basin in order to double its production by 2016. Further, most…

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Schlumberger’s Seismic Guided Drilling predicts pore pressure ahead of bit

Posted on 13 May 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, OTC, The Offshore Frontier, Videos, Videos OTC

Using both surface seismic and logging-while-drilling data, Schlumberger’s Seismic Guided Drilling (SGD) provides a 3D look-ahead velocity model and reduces…

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Back on the upswing

Posted on 22 April 2014 in 2014, Features, Global and Regional Markets, May/June, Onshore Advances

Steadily high oil prices – WTI oil continues to hover around $100/bbl – along with expanding opportunities around the world have drilling contractors, operators and analysts…

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Onshore drilling & technology briefs

Posted on 22 April 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

Automated rig aims to reduce human exposure; California well stimulation regulations put operations at standstill…

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Case study: Culture of performance drives Iraqi drilling campaign

Posted on 22 April 2014 in 2014, Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, May/June, Onshore Advances

The giant Majnoon oilfield in Iraq was discovered in 1975 by Braspetro (Petrobras). It is located in southern Iraq, 60 km (37 miles) from Basra. Multiple reservoirs contain an estimated…

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ERD advances push limits on Chayvo wells

Posted on 22 April 2014 in 2014, Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, May/June, Onshore Advances

The second drilling campaign at the Chayvo field, located offshore Sakhalin Island, targeted a new reservoir zone using extended-reach wells from onshore. A total of four oil producers…

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Continuous inclination, azimuth measurement optimizes RSS control

Posted on 22 April 2014 in 2014, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

When they were introduced in the mid-1990s, rotary steerable systems (RSS) represented a step-change in directional drilling. Over the years, continued advances have expanded the operating…

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OMV deploys first continuous circulation system in northern Iraq

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Onshore Advances

Exploration wells drilled in the southern flank of the Zagros Range Fold Belt in northern Iraq are subject to major fluid losses. The limestones and dolomitic limestones…

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Going the distance

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

From vertical wells to horizontal wells, the industry’s evolution within the past 10 years has commanded a transformation of the drilling landscape. Subsequently, coiled tubing…

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