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PDC bit with conical element targets rock cutting at bore center

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Regardless of the type of well they are constructing, drillers the world over share a common goal: to drill a wellbore to target depth, safely, accurately and with maximum rate of penetration (ROP)…

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Next-gen well control encompasses global standards, automation

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

A group of industry experts have created a vision for the next generation of well control that involves establishing global standards…

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MPD provides precise prevention, handling of gas influxes in risers

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Mounting deepwater experience suggests riser gas may be a problem that has seen its day—at least from a technology perspective…

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IADC releases semi-annual report on international standards activities

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

IADC recently released its semi-annual report on international regulations that affect offshore drilling activities. Alan Spackman, IADC vice president- offshore division, is the author of the publication…

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Integrated approach delivers GOM subsalt well for PEMEX

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

As industry increasingly ventures into deeper waters characterized by complex reservoirs, the integration of upfront planning, risk…

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Seadrill secures contract for jackup West Freedom

Posted on 11 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has secured a new contract for the West Freedom, an LT-Super 116E jackup, offshore Venezuela with Cardon IV Venezuela, an ENI SpA and REPSOL joint venture…

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Rig Briefs: Maersk jackup wins contract, Transocean drillship sets record offshore India

Posted on 10 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract from DONG Energy for the Maersk Resolve jackup for drilling…

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Risk model simplifies BOP-pull decisions

Posted on 10 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

The decision-making process to pull a subsea blowout preventer (BOP) can be as complex as the tool itself…

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E&P briefs: Statoil assumes operatorship in Eagle Ford, Chesapeake selling shale assets

Posted on 10 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil has assumed operatorship for all activities in the eastern part of its Eagle Ford asset in Texas…

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BP readies Houston well capping package for global deployment

Posted on 10 July 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Although BP has continued to stress prevention as the primary focal point of its well control initiatives since April 2010, the operator has not neglected work on its $50 million global deepwater well capping and tooling package…

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