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US unconventionals at center of Statoil’s E&P strategy

Posted on 21 May 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

Although Statoil has deep roots as a Norway-based offshore operator, the company is now finding the US onshore business to be at the heart of its…

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Exclusive video: Chemical-free water treatment system recovers petroleum, saves water

Posted on 03 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances, Videos

To help operators extract more petroleum from process water and reduce the need to use fresh water in the fracturing operations…

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New technology center dedicated to proppant innovation

Posted on 10 April 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

Vinay Mehta, vice president of technical excellence & innovation for Fairmount Minerals, speaks with Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott…

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Membrane separation technology delivers onsite water treatment, recycling

Posted on 09 April 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) FluidControl has introduced a mobile water-treatment system for hydraulic fracturing…

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Study: Impact of Eagle Ford Shale tops $61 billion in 2012

Posted on 27 March 2013 in News, Onshore Advances

The 2012 Eagle Ford Shale estimated total economic output impact was more than $61 billion in South Texas, which is more than double the economic impact the year before…

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Schramm launches T500XD Telemast drill rigs

Posted on 26 March 2013 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, Onshore Advances

Schramm has launched its T500XD Telemast 500,000 lb hoist capacity drill rig currently headed to the Marcellus and Utica shales…

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Petrobras announces US $236.7 billion business plan for 2013 – 2017

Posted on 20 March 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras has announced a US $236.7 billion budget under a 2013-2017 Business & Management Plan (2013-17 BP)…

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Cementing: Taking in lessons learned

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Onshore Advances

Hydrocarbon production is a risky business, and nowhere is this more evident than in the deepest, darkest waters on the planet, where some of the brightest prospects for the future lie miles beneath the surface. High pressures and temperatures, extended laterals and unstable reservoirs are…

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50 frac stages placed in single well completion in Bakken

Posted on 12 March 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

NCS Oilfield Services, a company that specializes in multistage completions, recently announced the successful placement of 50 stages in a single well completion…

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Jellison: Challenging shale wells require creative pipe, drill string solutions

Posted on 06 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Onshore Advances

When typical wells in the Bakken Shale are 17,000-ft MD, 11,000-ft TVD with a 6,000-ft horizontal reach, demands on drill pipe become significantly higher, Michael Jellison, NOV Grant Prideco, said at the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference & Exhibition on 5 March in Amsterdam. “It pushes the drilling equipment and rig crews beyond the requirements of typical onshore well construction projects.” Further, these wells can have high bottomhole formation temperatures that, in some cases, approach…

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