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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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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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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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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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A long and winding road

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

It’s no secret that drilling has taken a whole new direction in the past decade. In reality, it has taken multiple new directions as the industry navigates through increasingly…

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CT-enabled frac sleeves boost completion efficiency in Bakken

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Onshore Advances

The Bakken shale formation represents one of the most recent production giants discovered in North America. The US Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that the Bakken contains…

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Keeping sand at bay

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

When it comes to sand control, a misstep comes at a high price. The industry is increasingly realizing the significance of investing time and resources from the very beginning…

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