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Open-hole packers may help isolate faults in multistage fracturing tight formations

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, Innovating While Drilling, May/June

Drilling and completion operations in faulted reservoirs present a unique set of challenges. With the advent of multistage…

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HPHT completions: always a moving target

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, Completing the Well, May/June

When it comes to pushing the envelope, the oil and gas industry has set a high bar for developing technologies that can transform seemingly unfathomable hurdles…

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JIP aims to minimize environmental risks, coastal impact through technology

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, May/June

The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems program, managed by the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), aims…

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Dismantling our industry, rig by rig

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

Our industry has fought the Obama Administration in the judiciary, in congress and in the media. Yet, in defiance of federal court orders and repeated bipartisan requests…

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Wirelines

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing to require all motor carriers that are currently required to maintain Records of Duty Status (RODS) for Hours of Service (HOS) recordkeeping…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

The IADC Contracts Committee has begun a thorough review of the IADC Offshore Daywork Drilling Contract – US in view of new regulatory requirements and operating practices in the Gulf of Mexico…

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Plume modeling study quantifies risk of H2S release in exploration drilling

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, Departments, May/June

With the increasing likelihood of exploration wells being located near population centers in the Middle East and elsewhere, an evaluation of the risk of an uncontrolled release of toxic gas reaching such a settlement needs to be quantified…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, Departments, May/June

J Kent Wells will become president and CEO of MDU Resources Group’s natural gas and oil production business, Fidelity E&P…

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Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, Departments, May/June

Transocean’s ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 has set what the company believes is a world record for the deepest water depth by an offshore drilling rig of 10,194 ft while working for Reliance Industries offshore India…

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Perspectives

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, Departments, May/June

In an industry in which technology innovation is paramount, Dr Kristin Falk fits right in. “Developing new technologies and applying them in the field is my passion,…

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