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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, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October, The Efficient Rig, 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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Sonic LWD service delivers real-time data in deepwater, unconventional formations

Posted on 24 July 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Halliburton’s Sperry Drilling Services has added a new azimuthal and ultrasonic service to its sonic…

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Fixed cutter hybrid bit pushes performance in extreme environments

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, Onshore Advances

Drill bit technology has advanced significantly in recent years, as designs feature improved durability to drill through a wider range of lithologies…

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Real-time geosteering takes multilateral wells to target in Kuwait

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances

With the low-hanging fruit virtually gone and demand for hydrocarbons ever increasing, operators worldwide are looking for…

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Biodegradable shale inhibitor developed for water-based muds

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances

Global developments in the shale inhibition market are trending toward environmentally friendly materials that are biodegradable…

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High-build RSS drills consistent, in-zone wells in Marcellus

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, July/August, Onshore Advances

The Marcellus Shale is emerging as one of the world’s most prolific and fastest-growing shale gas plays. Multipad horizontal drilling…

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