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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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Rabun: Trust between operators, contractors will build public’s trust in industry

Posted on 07 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The industry needs to strengthen its ability to collaborate across all segments, and the 2012 IADC/SPE Drilling…

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Payne: Setting a vision, being relentless would drive change and secure industry’s license to operate

Posted on 07 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

In a thriving environment of new technologies, challenges and constant change, a clear vision and a steadfast…

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A look inside the human brain leads to developing and enhancing drilling automation

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

Understanding the thought process that drillers go through is shaping the future of human-centered drilling automation…

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