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MPD system facilitates top-hole drilling offshore Brazil

Posted on 31 January 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

AGR has completed its first Brazilian operation using the EC-Drill system, a managed pressure drilling technology based on the RMR system and…

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Government officials, senior executives confirm participation for IPTC in Bangkok

Posted on 31 January 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Government officials and industry leaders have confirmed their participation in the rescheduled 2011 International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) on 7-9 February…

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Stabil Drill’s Ghost Reamer tool for shale drilling eliminates wiper trips

Posted on 30 January 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Stabil Drill, a Superior Energy Services company, has introduced the Stabil Drill Ghost Reamer for…

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MECO delivers water purification system for arctic conditions

Posted on 26 January 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

MECO has shipped a reverse osmosis plant system for drinking and process water purification to a major oil and gas company operating in the extreme Arctic…

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Freudenberg labs target thermal cycling, HPHT, material properties, sour gas, product testing

Posted on 26 January 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Freudenberg Oil & Gas launched its newly constructed, 14,000-sq-ft material and products testing facility…

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Texas Petro Index: Crude oil activity boosts state’s recovery, expansion

Posted on 25 January 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Texas’ petroleum landscape continued the shift from natural gas toward oil as the state sustained a two-year recovery…

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North Sea horizontal wells employs open-hole, multi-stage fracturing system

Posted on 18 January 2012 in Completing the Well, News, The Offshore Frontier

Wintershall recently drilled and completed a multi-fractured horizontal well in the North Sea using an open-hole…

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Numbers show: Good safety is good business

Posted on 16 January 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Investing in workers’ safety and health practices reach beyond costs savings…

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HSE&T corner: Eight steps to grow the right people

Posted on 16 January 2012 in 2012, Departments, January/February

To increase retention of new employees, Patterson-UTI Drilling set aside traditional training approaches and implemented a multifaceted program to grow their own…

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Expandables to the rescue in shale refracs, trouble zones, long-reach wells

Posted on 13 January 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, Features, January/February

While they are hardly new on the oil and gas completion front, expandable technologies are coming of age when highly deviated, mature and depleted wells are the norm…

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