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Joe Eustace, Pioneer Drilling: Making a difference in well servicing, safety

Posted on 23 March 2011 in 2011, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

As the sun set in the West Texas town of Sonora in 1975, a young man in his sophomore year of college had a decision to make. Would he continue to help his father on the ranch during the summer or would he go work for a well…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 23 March 2011 in 2011, Departments, March/April

John Thorogood received the 2011 SPE Drilling Engineering Award on 2 March at the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference in Amsterdam. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in, or contributions to, the advancement of the engineering discipline or field…

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Minimizing uncertainty: Geosteering advances keep wellbores in sweet spot

Posted on 21 March 2011 in 2011, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Videos

Deviated, ultra-deep and unconventional have become bywords of the complex and complicated nature of oil and gas drilling today. Underlying this new vernacular is another challenge…

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Brazil: On the straightaway in an energy marathon

Posted on 21 March 2011 in 2011, Features, Global and Regional Markets, March/April

Any casual observer in Brazil could say that, with helicopters transporting modular rigs on land in the Amazon and the huge ultra-deepwater rigs dotting the seascape, it looks as though the country has met with an…

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UBD unlocks pay in North Sea wells

Posted on 21 March 2011 in 2011, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

This article reviews an offshore underbalanced drilling project in the Danish sector of the North Sea undertaken during summer 2010. Two oil wells were drilled from a jackup, with produced oil and gas transferred to the accompanying…

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Low-force shear adds value to today’s BOPs

Posted on 21 March 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, March/April

With the increased use of stronger and tougher tubulars in today’s well construction, the ability to shear in the blowout preventer (BOP) without turning to larger operators is an…

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Shell pushes for more testing of rotating control devices

Posted on 04 March 2011 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

“I think there’s going to be a lot of testing and a new wave of development of rotating control heads,” David Elliott of Shell said during a presentation at the…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 31 January 2011 in 2011, Departments, January/February

GE is investing US$500 million to expand its operations in Brazil and to accelerate technology partnerships with Brazilian companies…

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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 31 January 2011 in 2011, Departments, January/February

KCA DEUTAG has signed several rig contracts in recent months, including six rigs for BP on the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli…

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Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 28 January 2011 in 2011, Departments, January/February

KCA DEUTAG has established a strategic alliance with Robert Gordon University to provide drilling and rig training from the university’s…

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