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Schramm launches T500XD Telemast drill rigs

Posted on 26 March 2013 in News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

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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Fuel management system opens window to engine usage, reduces fuel requirements, emissions

Posted on 28 February 2013 in 2013, March/April, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

In the ongoing push for more rig automation, Canrig Drilling Technology has developed a computer-based fuel management…

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GE: Shale water challenges call for flexible solutions

Posted on 12 February 2013 in News, Onshore Advances

When it comes to unconventionals, the focus over the past several years has been around water…

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Tailored engineering, automation to drive optimized fracturing

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, January/February, Onshore Advances

Rush into manufacturing mode may be leading to less efficient frac designs, forfeiting valuable information, production in shales. If you look at the estimated…

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Advanced technology on simple wells puts focus on performance

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Applying same drilling practices to both complex and basic wells builds skills, capability, can reduce overall costs if done right. In 2012, we drilled about 2,500…

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Closed-loop separation system tackles common air drilling HSE risks

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, Onshore Advances

Air drilling operations are feeling the impact of an increasingly complex global regulatory environment. From dust to open pits and tanks, traditional air drilling…

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