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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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Steering system charts complex well paths with variable bit speeds

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

A new “periodic” steering technology is demonstrating the ability to achieve continuous rotation and 3D directional control using a…

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Onshore-tested MHA drilling fluid seeks offshore applications

Posted on 26 June 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, Onshore Advances

As regulations around handling and disposal of drilling fluids get tougher around the world, ViChem Specialty Products…

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Cimarex enters joint development agreement with Chevron

Posted on 25 June 2013 in News, Onshore Advances

Cimarex Energy has entered into an agreement with Chevron USA, a subsidiary of Chevron Corp, for the joint development of their combined Delaware Basin…

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Low-cost radial jet drilling helps revitalize 40-year-old oilfield

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

Upward trends in oil prices and the proliferation of new technologies are enabling operators to capitalize on new opportunities…

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Environmentally friendly proppant technology to improve hydraulic fracturing efficiency

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

Preferred Sands has launched a non-phenolic, resin-coating technology designed to be more environmentally friendly and efficient than conventional phenolic-based resins…

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Automated control system integrates preventive and predictive maintenance functions

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

ntegrated Drilling Equipment (IDE) has introduced the second-generation, automated Centurion drilling control system on a new 1,500-hp AC Sparta rig…

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ASTM subcommittee to develop hydraulic fracturing standards

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, May/June, Onshore Advances

ASTM International has formed a subcommittee to develop standards for hydraulic fracturing. Subcommittee D18.26, which held its first meeting in January, includes 230 volunteer…

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