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OMV deploys first continuous circulation system in northern Iraq

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Onshore Advances

Exploration wells drilled in the southern flank of the Zagros Range Fold Belt in northern Iraq are subject to major fluid losses. The limestones and dolomitic limestones…

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Integrated sand control modeling aids GOM multizone frac-pack

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, March/April

In sandstone reservoirs, sand control is especially vital. Unexpected sand production can lead to erosion, loss of well integrity and other safety concerns. This is particularly…

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Stabilizing activity ushers positive outlook for Mediterranean

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Features, Global and Regional Markets, March/April, The Offshore Frontier

Tempered by challenges around political and financial uncertainty, the diverse Mediterranean region nevertheless continues to hold potential for robust exploration and production…

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Going the distance

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

From vertical wells to horizontal wells, the industry’s evolution within the past 10 years has commanded a transformation of the drilling landscape. Subsequently, coiled tubing…

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Keeping sand at bay

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

When it comes to sand control, a misstep comes at a high price. The industry is increasingly realizing the significance of investing time and resources from the very beginning…

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Streamlined procedures, intelligent rig design among keys to efficient rig move

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, The Efficient Rig

A project to measure and improve land rig moves identified four key fundamentals and their integration as the path to efficient rig moves: streamlined procedures…

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H&P secures contracts with YPF to deploy 10 FlexRigs to Argentina

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Helmerich & Payne (H&P) has entered into new drilling contracts with YPF Sociedad Anonima. The company plans to deploy 10 existing FlexRigs from the US to work in the Vaca…

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Environmental concerns, infrastructure and economic viability challenge global unconventional markets

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, Onshore Advances

A world map of the total unconventional reserves that have been found illustrates a broader potential beyond the US, although that market…

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Keep engineers engaged in horizontal well control, Flaherty urges

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News

Horizontal drilling has been around for more than 25 years, yet the extent and intensity to which horizontal wells with extended lateral sections are being drilled today bring new…

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Wintershall well complexity index helps assess risk, contingency planning

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News

An index defining a broad range of surface and subsurface well complexity parameters has been developed and implemented by German operator Wintershall to assess risk, cost…

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