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Generations: a changing industry

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

IADC is celebrating its 70th anniversary by comparing and contrasting the perspectives of industry veterans with the newer professionals who are transitioning into the industry’s hierarchy…

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70th Anniversary Retrospective

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

IADC celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2010. In recognition of this milestone, and in anticipation of the decades ahead, DC is publishing a retrospective from issues of decades past. We invite you to explore the the historical contrasts and similarities that may emerge and chart the industry’s evolution through these episodic vignettes. The past is […]

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GPS tracking systems on company vehicles can save fuel, labor costs, correct bad driving habits

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, March/April

GPS tracking systems have been available for years, but only in the past year has the technology and price reached levels that…

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More than the sum of its parts: how 20,000-psi subsea BOP stack was designed, developed

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, March/April

This article focuses on identifying and completing the GAP technologies necessary for the design and testing of a deepwater 20,000-psi subsea…

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Well control simulation software enhancing pre-drill planning, reducing risk of ‘big events’

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, March/April

Simulation software is taking the steadfast methods of well control future forward. The industry is seeing a trend in demand by…

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RFID, open-hole packers advancing well interventions; gaps remain in subsea, batteries

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Completing the Well, March/April

Exploration drilling may rise and fall with the price of oil, but the clock is not stopping for well intervention. In fact, some believe a cost-conscious…

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Mexican, South American fortunes sway with the global tide

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Features, Global and Regional Markets, March/April

Like many oil and gas regions of the world, and the many companies that operate in them, Mexico and many South American countries are not immune to the effects of the global economic downturn…

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Real-time geosteering software enhances data sharing, updating to optimize well placement

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

The twin challenges of finding and producing hydrocarbons from increasingly complex reservoirs while meeting…

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To boost drillstring life, hardbanding reapplication specs could be more critical than initial specs

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

As the drilling industry evolves to accommodate the challenges of deep-well and horizontal drilling techniques, increasing demand is…

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Field tests show aluminum drill pipe can extend operating envelope for extended-reach drilling

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

One challenge for the industry is how to extend the limits of rig capacities without significantly increasing cost. A way to address this challenge is…

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