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Unit Drilling launches advanced-technology BOSS rig design

Posted on 04 June 2014 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, Onshore Advances

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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Record 92-sleeve fracturing operation completed in Eagle Ford

Posted on 30 May 2014 in Completing the Well, News, Onshore Advances

NCS Energy Services, an independent technology and services company specializing in multistage completions, has announced the completion of fracturing operations on an Eagle…

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Honghua Group highlights natural gas solutions for shale-drilling industry

Posted on 28 May 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, OTC

Comparing the state of the Chinese shale gas industry today to the state of the US market back in 2005 to 2006, Honghua Group Chairman and CEO Zhang Mi said he believes…

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Tullow: Shimela-1 well onshore Ethiopia encountered water-bearing reservoirs

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

The Shimela-1 well in the South Omo Block onshore Ethiopia was drilled to test a prospect in a northwestern sub-basin of the vast Chew Bahir basin. The frontier wildcat well…

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Lawler: Independents led US shale revolution, will play key role globally as well

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

Under a new corporate strategy focused on financial discipline, Chesapeake Energy expects to stay at an operational level of approximately 60 to 80 rigs per day, CEO Doug…

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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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