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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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Baker Hughes’ AutoTrak Curve RSS drills 10 million ft in two years

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Exclusive Video, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

Baker Hughes’ AutoTrak Curve rotary steerable system (RSS), launched two years ago at the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, has drilled 10 million ft onshore North America…

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Environmental concerns, infrastructure and economic viability challenge global unconventional markets

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, Onshore Advances

A world map of the total unconventional reserves that have been found illustrates a broader potential beyond the US, although that market…

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BP to form separate business to manage assets onshore US

Posted on 05 March 2014 in News, Onshore Advances

BP has announced its intention to establish a separate business to manage its onshore oil and gas assets in the US Lower 48. The new business will operate separately from…

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The Latin American puzzle

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, Features, Global and Regional Markets, January/February, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

The sun is rising on Latin America. With its prolific and varied resources, the region is poised to become a major player on the global hydrocarbon map. While the big story in recent years has been the massive pre-salt discoveries in the deepwater off the coast of Brazil…

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Integrated sustainability concepts enhance site remediation, restoration

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, January/February, Onshore Advances

Today’s E&P companies and service providers are being driven by communities, regulatory requirements, customers, employees and shareholders to integrate sustainability…

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

Posted on 27 November 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

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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