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Japan Drilling to operate new jackup under construction at Keppel

Posted on 31 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

The KFELS Super B Class design has a drilling depth of 35,000 ft. The rig’s leg structure is designed to provide enhanced robustness for operations at 400 ft water depth…

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New intelligent water management solution based on oxidizer technology

Posted on 29 October 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Nalco Champion has launched the RenewIQ line of oilfield water reuse solutions to help operators reduce freshwater consumption and associated handling costs…

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Baker Hughes launches all-electric intelligent well system

Posted on 29 October 2014 in Completing the Well, News

Baker Hughes has commercially released its MultiNode all-electric intelligent well system. It allows operators to remotely monitor and control a greater number of production zones…

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Tercel collaborates with TOTAL to design MicroCORE PDC drill bit

Posted on 29 October 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Tercel Oilfield Products has launched the MicroCORE cutting system at the 2014 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam. The MicroCORE cutting…

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First extension well in pre-salt Libra leads to oil discovery

Posted on 28 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

The Libra consortium announced that the drilling of the first extension well in the Libra area, known as 3-BRSA-1255-RJS (3-RJS-731), has proven the discovery of high-quality oil…

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Schlumberger introduces new well integrity service

Posted on 28 October 2014 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News

Schlumberger has launched its Invizion Evaluation well integrity service. It helps operators to evaluate zonal isolation by using integrated drilling, cementing and well logging data…

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Maersk Drilling secures short-term contract for newbuild drillship Maersk Venturer

Posted on 27 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Venturer will commence a one-well program offshore Malaysia with an estimated duration of 45 days with potential extension up to 40 days…

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Halliburton launches FracInsight to eliminate fracturing of nonproductive rock

Posted on 27 October 2014 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News

In North American shales, one-third of perforation clusters do not yield oil or gas. Building on the CYPHER 2.0 Seismic-to-Stimulation Service, Halliburton has…

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GDF SUEZ, BP discover new Central North Sea Field

Posted on 24 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

“This is an encouraging exploration discovery in a part of the Central North Sea that needs additional volumes of hydrocarbons to open up development options…

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Chevron, BP discover oil in deepwater US Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 24 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

The discovery well, on Keathley Canyon Block 10, was drilled by operator Chevron on behalf of the Guadalupe co-owners. The well encountered significant oil pay…

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