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Indonesian 2-well UBD campaign cuts reservoir damage and more in marginal heavy-oil field

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Global and Regional Markets, May/June

The oil from the Ngimbang Carbonate reservoir in Sepanjang Island, East Java, Indonesia, is composed mostly of heavy black oil with a pour point of…

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CNPC reorganizes into eight integrated service companies, seeking international market

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Global and Regional Markets, May/June

Surviving in a fluctuating market remains China National Petroleum Company’s (CNPC) main reason for reorganizing in 2008. Emerging with eight new drilling and service…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

IADC celebrated its 70th anniversary on 18 March in Copenhagen. On behalf of 2010 chairman Louis Raspino, Pride International, and president Dr Lee Hunt, IADC invited representatives of the…

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Drilling Ahead: Balanced energy strategy beats demonizing natural gas

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

In the oil and gas business, most people adopt an evenly balanced approach to energy and the environment. The people I brush shoulders with don’t trumpet oil-and-gas solutions for every niggling energy problem…

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D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, May/June

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), using Rig KDC-41, has drilled what it believes to be the shallowest horizontal well ever drilled in Kuwait and the Middle East and with the shallowest kick-off point worldwide…

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4 steps to assess, avoid musculoskeletal injury

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, Drilling It Safely, May/June

Safety is an ongoing concern for our industry. From fire-resistant suits to protective eyewear and headgear, rig crews have access to a plethora of external protective equipment safety…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, May/June

Edward O “Coots” Matthews, co-founder of Boots & Coots passed away 31 March. He was 86 years old. “Boots & Coots recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, and we owe a…

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Perspectives: Jim Nicklos, Nicklos Drilling Company

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

When asked what he remembered about the oil industry as a child, Jim Nicklos said, “There was always a water jug out there with only one cup, and for whatever reason, I don’t know why, that stuck in my mind.”

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Perspectives: Dan Mueller, ConocoPhillips

Posted on 25 March 2010 in 2010, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

Cementing may be a small portion of the overall well construction cost, but its impact on the success or failure of a well is anything but, said Dan Mueller, cementing specialist for ConocoPhillips…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 25 March 2010 in 2010, Departments, March/April

BJ Services has introduced the GEMINI system, a range of combo tools that provides caliper, metal loss and mapping information in a single tool. Unlike conventional combo tools, the new system uses an active speed control…

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