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Posted on 23 March 2011 in 2011, Departments, March/April

Seadrill has signed a three-year contract with Chevron Thailand E&P for the T-12 tender rig, with a two-year option period. The contract is expected to commence in Q2 this year. T-12 will be the fifth such unit operating for Chevron…

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Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 23 March 2011 in 2011, Departments, March/April

A 40-stage open-hole completion has been successfully installed in the Williston Basin by Baker Hughes for Whiting Petroleum Corp, marking the most number of stages performed in a single lateral frac sleeve/packer…

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Wirelines

Posted on 23 March 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

Ensco won a motion for a preliminary injunction in mid-February against the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), which has been ordered to take action on five of Ensco’s pending…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 23 March 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

IADC was among a number of international organizations invited to participate in the G20 Global Marine Environmental Protection (GMEP) group meeting…

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Industry must engineer for simplicity, standardization

Posted on 23 March 2011 in 2011, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

For those of us who work in the drilling business, we know that the industry’s image among the general public is a misrepresentation, that it doesn’t reflect the emphasis we put on safety or efforts…

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Joe Eustace, Pioneer Drilling: Making a difference in well servicing, safety

Posted on 23 March 2011 in 2011, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

As the sun set in the West Texas town of Sonora in 1975, a young man in his sophomore year of college had a decision to make. Would he continue to help his father on the ranch during the summer or would he go work for a well…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 23 March 2011 in 2011, Departments, March/April

John Thorogood received the 2011 SPE Drilling Engineering Award on 2 March at the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference in Amsterdam. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in, or contributions to, the advancement of the engineering discipline or field…

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Minimizing uncertainty: Geosteering advances keep wellbores in sweet spot

Posted on 21 March 2011 in 2011, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Videos

Deviated, ultra-deep and unconventional have become bywords of the complex and complicated nature of oil and gas drilling today. Underlying this new vernacular is another challenge…

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UBD unlocks pay in North Sea wells

Posted on 21 March 2011 in 2011, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

This article reviews an offshore underbalanced drilling project in the Danish sector of the North Sea undertaken during summer 2010. Two oil wells were drilled from a jackup, with produced oil and gas transferred to the accompanying…

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Brazil: On the straightaway in an energy marathon

Posted on 21 March 2011 in 2011, Features, Global and Regional Markets, March/April

Any casual observer in Brazil could say that, with helicopters transporting modular rigs on land in the Amazon and the huge ultra-deepwater rigs dotting the seascape, it looks as though the country has met with an…

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