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Maersk Drilling names new ultra-harsh environment jackup

Posted on 24 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has named a new ultra-harsh environment jackup, Maersk Intrepid, in a ceremony at the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore. Maersk Intrepid is the first in a…

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Dual-gradient system ensures quality cement job in North Sea well

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

Offshore formations characterized by weakness, shallow-gas hazards, porous sand and other issues present challenges that can result in lost time, cost increases and even…

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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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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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A long and winding road

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

It’s no secret that drilling has taken a whole new direction in the past decade. In reality, it has taken multiple new directions as the industry navigates through increasingly…

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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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Drilling with liner isolates depleted zone in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Exclusive Video, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

In September 2013, Weatherford worked with its client to apply drilling with liner technology in a deepwater Gulf of Mexico well to isolate a depleted sand zone…

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Systematic approach ensures drilling system synergy for deepwater drilling program

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

Pre-planning and offset well review were critical factors to a systematic approach taken to improve a deepwater drilling program in the Gulf of Mexico, Reisha Bouska, Project Manager…

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Paradigm launches miniature coiled-tubing system

Posted on 05 March 2014 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, The Offshore Frontier

Paradigm Flow Services has launched Flexi-Coil Extended Reach for riser and flowline blockage remediation and internal inspection. Conventional methods to remediate riser…

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Statoil, ExxonMobil successfully test Zafarani reservoir in Tanzania Block 2

Posted on 03 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil and co-venturer ExxonMobil announced the results from their first drill stem test in the Tanzania Block 2 offshore discoveries. The data acquired is important to…

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