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Eni discovers oil onshore Ecuador

Posted on 19 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Eni has made a significant oil discovery in Ecuador at the Oglan-2 exploration well located in Block 10, approximately 260 km southeast of Quito Early estimates suggest that the Oglan discovery potentially contains about 300 million bbl of oil in place. The well…

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Keithville Well Drilling to deploy new Schramm rig to Haynesville

Posted on 18 September 2014 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, Onshore Advances

Keithville Well Drilling, a Louisiana-based drilling company, has purchased and accepted delivery of the Schramm T250XD, a land-based rig designed for shale drilling. The company plans to deploy the rig to…

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Wild Well launches Singapore-based capping stack

Posted on 18 September 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Wild Well Control, a Superior Energy Services company, has unveiled its new subsea capping stack, located in Singapore. It is part of Wild Well’s comprehensive emergency…

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Statoil, GE and Ferus Natural Gas Fuels expand flare gas solution in Bakken

Posted on 11 September 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, Onshore Advances

A joint venture of GE and Ferus Natural Gas Fuels (Ferus NGF), along with Statoil plan to expand a pilot project to capture flare gas and use it to power up to six…

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PTTEP: NOCs, IOCs and service companies must combine strengths to overcome challenges

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Videos

As assets become more mature and operations become more complex, industry is challenged with finding economical and environmentally friendly operating strategies…

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Revitalized IADC Southeast Asia Chapter unites companies to address regional issues

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

The IADC Southeast Asia Chapter hosted its first meeting on 24 August after being dormant for more than five years. The need to address regional issues as a cohesive group…

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Climate, environment challenge operations in Myanmar, Thailand

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Videos

In Q1 this year, Myanmar awarded 20 offshore blocks – 10 shallow water and 10 deepwater. In Q4 last year, 16 land blocks were awarded. “Myanmar is probably one of the last frontier areas in the world with…

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Hess SmartDrill optimization process improves ERD in North Malay Basin

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Last year offshore Malaysia, Hess deployed its SmartDrill drilling optimization process for the company’s first extended-reach drilling (ERD) campaign…

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High-ROP bit development begins with understanding operator goals

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Driven by Shell’s goal to increase ROP in the Marcellus, Ulterra developed the FastBack design platform byre-evaluating the way bits are built. The platform aligns the materials, design and manufacturing process to…

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PETRONAS designs, deploys drilling fluid to reach 488°F well offshore Malaysia

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Offshore the Malaysian peninsula, PETRONAS Carigali recently deployed a fit-for-purpose, synthetic-based mud to drill an ultra-HPHT, deep gas exploration well…

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