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NOV top drive control software mitigates torsional vibration in Eagle Ford

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

In a recent 13-well program in the Eagle Ford, National Oilwell Varco (NOV) deployed its top drive control software, SoftSpeed II, to mitigate torsional vibration…

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All-liquid cementing system completes 5 jobs in Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Compared with conventional cements, Baker Hughes’ all-liquid FoamSet system maintains a constant pressure to keep the water or gas in the formation and out of the cement…

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Baker Hughes high-build RSS drills up to 12°/100 ft

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

The latest rotary steerable system (RSS) from Baker Hughes combines the benefits of a high-build RSS and advanced formation evaluation data. The AutoTrak eXact RSS was…

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New conical diamond element bit saves operator 6 days in Kazakhstan

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

An operator in Kazakhstan recently saved six days by deploying Schlumberger’s StingBlade conical diamond element bit…

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Study: Half of well control incidents would benefit from early kick detection

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Approximately half of all loss of well control (LWC) incidents that occur on the US Continental Shelf may benefit from early kick detection, a study commissioned by the…

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Limiter redesign process helps ExxonMobil increase footage per day by 90%

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Throughout the well construction process, multiple “limiters” can constrain the efficiency of overall process. Recognizing these limiters and the negative effects…

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Shell: SIMOPS reduces hydraulic fracturing time by 40% onshore Canada

Posted on 03 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

In Shell’s Groundbirch asset in Canada in 2012, the operator implemented simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) and concurrent operations (CONOPS) to reduce…

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UK’s Golden Eagle Area Development begins production

Posted on 03 November 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

CNOOC, the parent company of Nexen Petroleum UK (Nexen), has announced that the Golden Eagle Area Development (GEAD) in the UK North Sea commenced…

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Japan Drilling to operate new jackup under construction at Keppel

Posted on 31 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

The KFELS Super B Class design has a drilling depth of 35,000 ft. The rig’s leg structure is designed to provide enhanced robustness for operations at 400 ft water depth…

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New intelligent water management solution based on oxidizer technology

Posted on 29 October 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Nalco Champion has launched the RenewIQ line of oilfield water reuse solutions to help operators reduce freshwater consumption and associated handling costs…

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