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Panel: US shale plays thrive as companies keep pace with technology, people challenges

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

US shale plays continue to buzz, impacting the way the industry is approaching unconventional plays and…

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Analyst: US rig count to drop by 3% or more in 2013

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

The idea of increasing global oil supply to match global oil demand once seemed out of reach. However, the tables have turned, and the industry’s…

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Emerging plays spark growth in onshore drilling

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

A panel session of three speakers from Statoil, Marathon Oil and Devon Energy Corp discussed activities and trends in US shale plays where they…

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Empowered crews enhance well control competency

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Onshore Advances

To learn from the past and improve well control competency at the wellsite, the industry needs to reemphasize the…

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Dietswell channels drilling expertise into rig design, auditing

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Videos

Jean-Claude Bourdon, founder and executive vice president of Dietswell, recently talked with Drilling Contractor publisher/editor Mike Killalea…

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DOE to fund research projects on ultra-deepwater drilling

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 13 projects focused on ultra-deepwater environments for development…

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Statoil awards US$5 billion-plus in NCS contracts

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Statoil has awarded contracts for drilling services on 18 fixed installations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf worth a total of…

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HongHua Group introduces 6,000-hp integrated shale gas system

Posted on 21 May 2012 in News, Onshore Advances, OTC

Honghua Group introduced its 6,000-hp integrated shale gas drilling system recently at the 2012 OTC in Houston…

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Anadarko encounters natural gas; Golfinho area estimated to hold 13 to 45 Tcf of gas

Posted on 15 May 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Anadarko Petroleum’s Golfinho exploration well recently discovered a new, major natural gas accumulation nearly…

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BSEE looks to new BOP requirements, to hold forum on 22 May

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

A proposed rule for enhancing blowout preventer (BOP) requirements is one of four key next-generation…

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