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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, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, 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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Intelligent completions, data collection enhance reservoir management

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Features, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

To improve reservoir management and recovery, understanding how the reservoir is going to produce based on downhole data and using the right completion equipment is key…

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Bit of best fit

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Features, July/August, Onshore Advances

When TOTAL E&P UK drilled an exploratory well last year in the remote Tomintoul field, located west of the Shetland Islands, the event marked a milestone in the company’s quest to access the potential reservoir in the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean…

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Lateral moves

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Features, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October

A decade ago, the oil and gas industry married horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to create the shale boom that has revolutionized the hydrocarbon landscape in North America and beyond. Since that step-change, operators and service companies have learned important…

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Big risks, bigger rewards?

Posted on 03 September 2013 in 2013, Features, Global and Regional Markets, Onshore Advances, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

Drilling is a challenging task anywhere you go today, but drilling in the Arctic is exponentially more demanding and costly. To get a sense of what operations are like in an arctic environment, Parker Drilling’s Bryan Collins, VP – Arctic operations, explained a typical day…

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Finer control: 2nd-gen wired pipe to improve ruggedness, diagnostics

Posted on 29 August 2013 in 2013, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

Wired drill pipe (WDP) technology has been described as a game-changer for the oil and gas industry due to its capacity to deliver high-resolution data…

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Integrated MWD platform launching in unconventional US land market

Posted on 28 August 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Enteq Upstream, a provider of technology and products for upstream oil and gas, has launched an integrated measurement while drilling (MWD)…

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KOGC expects to begin drilling in southern Russia in 2014

Posted on 28 August 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

In a country that’s roughly 6.602 million sq miles – the largest in the world ­– Russia’s oil and gas industry is eager to tap into the…

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