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Automation: What the drilling industry can learn from aviation

Posted on 09 March 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

As drilling automation is becoming more common, it is placing greater demands on training of rig…

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Panel: Proactive engagement with public would cultivate trust

Posted on 09 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

The more the public knows, the more comfortable they will be with what the industry does. Knowing the efforts and…

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From the exhibit floor: Schlumberger launches imaging-while-drilling, at-bit imaging services

Posted on 09 March 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

These include a high-resolution resistivity and imaging-while-drilling service that provides laterolog resistivity…

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Innovations push safe, efficient work platforms for coiled-tubing applications

Posted on 09 March 2012 in Completing the Well, News, The Efficient Rig

New and expanded applications for coiled-tubing (CT) services are pushing the industry to develop work platforms…

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Understanding people, processes and growth will guide industry through changes to achieve sustainability

Posted on 08 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

The dynamic nature of the industry brings about uncertainties and challenges that are nothing new or unheard of but…

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AutoTrak Curve RSS targets unconventionals with high build-rate capability

Posted on 08 March 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Baker Hughes launched the AutoTrak Curve Rotary Steerable System (RSS) this week at the 2012 IADC/SPE…

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BP, NOV, Ensco Test BOP Health Monitoring System in Brazil

Posted on 08 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Efficient Rig

In a collaborative effort, BP, Ensco and National Oilwell Varco are conducting a pilot program…

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From the exhibit floor: Halliburton VP addresses shale solutions

Posted on 08 March 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

IADC group VP/publisher Mike Killalea talks with James Bement, vice president of Halliburton’s…

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From the exhibit floor: Multi-activated drilling reamer drives proactive approach to borehole enlargement

Posted on 07 March 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Drilling Contractor editorial coordinator Katherine Scott speaks with Eddie Valverde, global product line manager…

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Open-source robotics system allows for sharing of research, advances in overall research

Posted on 07 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

A robotics expert provided an overview of the latest advances in robotics research at the “Advancing Automation in…

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