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Fit-for-purpose rigs, unconventionals drive Statoil production goals

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC

Statoil is directing its fit-for-purpose rig fleet and technology strategy to help reach a production goal of more than…

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Operational experience, contingency planning fill gaps in deepwater cementing

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Completing the Well, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

Two questions need to be asked when considering cement as a primary barrier in a deepwater well: 1) Will the job be…

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From the OTC exhibit floor: Directional control system offers alternative for wellbore navigation

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC, Videos OTC

Chris Maranuk, new product launch manager for Weatherford International, talks about Weatherford’s…

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‘Virtual presence’ technology enhances productivity safety

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC, Videos OTC

Virtual technology is making the oil patch smarter. Driven by the continued push into unconventional and deepwater environments and the anticipated…

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Petronas works on capability development, master’s program for drilling

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

Datuk George Ling Kien Sing, drilling division advisor for Petronas Carigali, sat down with DC publisher…

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Industry safety statistics improve in 2011, IADC statistics show

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The drilling industry is actively working to enhance its safety performance and has strong results to show for it, Joe Hurt, IADC regional VP North America…

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Former IADC president to join panel on US-Cuba cooperation on offshore E&P, spill prevention

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC’s former president, Dr Lee Hunt, will join a panel of industry leaders and experts in a discussion about the…

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Reliability-centered maintenance program reduces downtime, results in 63% ROI

Posted on 07 May 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, The Offshore Frontier

Although a combination of people, processes and assets has driven significant strides in safety in the industry, efforts…

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Panel: Companies look to creative solutions to meet labor needs in deepwater

Posted on 07 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Employing a fresh pool of talented people to meet the industry’s increasing labor demands is part of industry’s…

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Halliburton launches low ECD solution to enhance reservoir access

Posted on 30 April 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

Halliburton unveiled today at the 2012 OTC a package of technologies aimed at helping operators access…

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