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Coriolis sensors open lines to real-time data

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, September/October, The Efficient Rig

Coriolis mass flow sensors are increasingly being used by drilling operators to measure drilling fluid density and flow-rate parameters in real time…

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A slimmer silhouette for drillships, semis

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, September/October, The Efficient Rig

The trends for highly mobile deepwater drilling are rigs suitable for ultra-deepwater, with complex geology and high pressures, which means numerous casing strings …

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Modified cement head cuts rig-up time, risks

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, September/October, The Efficient Rig

Integration of a remote-controlled rotating and hoisting cement head with top drive casing-running operations is cutting time between casing-running and cementing…

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IADC funds Houston radio station’s Energy & Environment news desk

Posted on 08 September 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

IADC is providing underwriting support for an initiative being launched by Houston radio station KUHF News, 88.7 FM, giving the industry a higher profile …

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Wirelines

Posted on 08 September 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

OSHA has issued a grant to Red Rocks Community College in Colorado, an OSHA-authorized training center, to develop an oil- and gas-specific outreach training course …

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Perspectives: Brian Maness, Diamond Offshore – Helping rig crews do their jobs right

Posted on 08 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

Brian Maness, assistant manager of training for Diamond Offshore, has a passion for training running in his blood …

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News Cuttings

Posted on 08 September 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

The IADC North Sea Chapter (NSC) donated £8,800 to two cancer charities following the Annual Safety Awards Ceremony in May…

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Drilling Ahead: Shell/CNPC JV shows that change isn’t coming; it’s here

Posted on 07 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

Shell and China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) signed a joint venture (JV) agreement to develop a highly automated well manufacturing system …

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NOV to deliver $1.5 billion in drillship equipment packages to Brazil

Posted on 16 August 2011 in News, The Efficient Rig

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) and Brazil’s Estaleiro Atlantico Sul (EAS) recently signed seven contracts worth…

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Pacific Scirocco undergoes modifications for engine reliability

Posted on 16 August 2011 in News, The Efficient Rig

Pacific Drilling’s Pacific Scirocco has mobilized to a quayside in South Africa to undergo upgrades and modifications to ensure reliability prior to…

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