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Shell targets tight-gas plays with SCADAdrill drilling automation system

Posted on 23 July 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Shell’s SCADAdrill system for low-cost land wells will begin rolling out by the end of the year in tight-gas plays throughout the US…

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Sharpe: Let’s innovate the innovation process itself

Posted on 17 July 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Rather than simply looking to technological innovations, the drilling industry may need to start innovating the innovation process…

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China looks to unconventionals development, technology breakthroughs

Posted on 17 July 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News

With a goal to produce 6.5 billion cu meters of shale gas per year by 2015, Chinese energy companies are…

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Century of unconventional gas to require knowledge sharing, transfer

Posted on 17 July 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

The importance of sharing knowledge and experiences in unconventional oil and gas exploration and…

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‘Intelligent intervention’ matures into key piece of well automation puzzle

Posted on 17 July 2012 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News

Many oil and gas wells are “smarter,” with more automated monitor and control capabilities than ever…

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Industry must raise the bar in standards development to push drilling automation

Posted on 17 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

The shift toward automation isn’t likely to usher in a new generation of standards, but it will provide the drilling…

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Aker Solutions launches dome simulator at Katy training facility

Posted on 17 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

As a result of increased rig activity in the Gulf of Mexico, Aker Solutions has recently added a dome simulator and three classrooms to its training facility…

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Vantage Drilling uses new training tool to expand e-learning

Posted on 17 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Vantage Drilling Co is planning to roll out the IADC SkillSTICK technology for its entire rig fleet after implementing the device for the Titanium Explorer…

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Atwood Oceanics, KCA DEUTAG and Noble Corp secure contracts for rigs, drilling services

Posted on 17 July 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Atwood Oceanics, KCA DEUTAG and Noble Corp recently were awarded contracts for their rigs and drilling services…

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Statoil makes gas, condensate discovery in North Sea

Posted on 17 July 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Statoil and its partner Total E&P Norge recently made a significant gas and condensate discovery in the King Lear prospect…

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