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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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Dynamic load expansion bench takes new approach to expandable connections testing

Posted on 23 March 2010 in 2010, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Since the industry started installing solid wall expandable liners more than a decade ago, deployment systems have advanced more…

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Mono-diameter expandable drilling liner applications in deepwater – ready or not?

Posted on 23 March 2010 in 2010, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Claims can be found in technical literature for using mono-diameter expandable liners in deepwater applications. In a technical review of the…

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Rotary steerables: Cost, reliability still key; higher dogleg capability, downhole motor integration also on asking list

Posted on 23 March 2010 in 2010, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Once upon a time, the land drilling industry dreamed of a rotary steerable system that would replace the downhole mud motor…

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Managing exploration risks with trained intuition

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Critical D&C issues with Susan Cunningham, Noble Energy. Risk management is what we do all the time, just by definition with exploration. My view of risk management is that it’s a disciplined process, and you can’t go by gut feeling. Gut feel is the road to…

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In GOM deepwater completions, sand control is big hitter that industry is still trying to master

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Completing the Well, January/February

The bounty of rich hydrocarbons that lies deep beneath the ocean floor holds great promise for an industry that is continually searching for new production frontiers. But tapping…

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IADC Connection: News Cuttings

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Jens Hoffmark has joined IADC as regional vice president – Europe. He is responsible for overseeing IADC operations and activities across Europe, including regulatory affairs and involvement with activities such as the European Operations Forum and the Offshore Competency Training Programme. …

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IADC 2010 Officers

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

IADC Board of Directors elects 2010 officers …

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To be competitive, rigs must go the extra mile

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Critical D&C issues with Siegfried Meissner, president of Nabors International. DC: What are the critical issues the contract drilling industry is facing, and how is Nabors meeting those challenges? The hot spots that I see coming back in…

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2010 chairman profile: Louis Raspino, Pride International – Stronger with every step

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger” is an old saying that Pride International president, CEO and director Louis Raspino takes to heart. For him, market slumps are actually opportunities to make his company stronger…

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