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Case studies: High-density elastic cements applied to solve HPHT challenges in South Texas

Posted on 15 November 2009 in 2009, Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, November/December

Well cementing operations in South Texas tend to present a number of challenges to those responsible for constructing oil and gas wells. For instance, the temperatures…

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Wellbore re-entries and repairs: practical guidelines for cementing new casing inside existing casing

Posted on 13 November 2009 in 2009, Completing the Well, November/December

Whether a well is being re-entered after having been abandoned for some time or it simply needs to be repaired to be functional, many operators choose to cement…

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Drilling Ahead: Cashing in on the enviro agenda, Greenbacks for green drilling?

Posted on 12 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

Even as environmental agendas delay well permitting and cause other headaches, new opportunities may loom for “green” drilling. Two areas in particular present…

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Perspectives: Not doing what’s always been done, but what’s better

Posted on 12 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

As a young man growing up in Ghana in the ’70s, Chevron’s Graham Mensa-Wilmot remembers PetroCanada putting up an offshore drilling rig near the coast where…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 12 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, November/December

John Meckert has assumed the role of vice president of services & rentals of Canrig Drilling Technology. Mr Meckert has been with the Nabors group of business…

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HSE Corner: Pneumatic conveyance of drill cuttings may offer solution for sensitive, strictly regulated environments

Posted on 12 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, Drilling It Safely, November/December

As environmental regulations get more stringent around the world, oil companies, drilling contractors and the service industry are working together to reduce chemical…

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Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 12 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, Innovating While Drilling, News, November/December

BJ Services Company has successfully installed the first InjectSafe chemical injection system with DynaCoil capillary injection strings offshore in two wells in Europe…

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Pride’s Raspino elected 2010 IADC chairman

Posted on 11 November 2009 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Louis Raspino, president and CEO of Pride International, was elected as the 2010 IADC chairman at the association’s 2009 Annual General Meeting…

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Drillers Outlook Panel: Challenges abound, but so do opportunities

Posted on 11 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

It’s been said that drilling contractors are an optimistic bunch, and that certainly proved true with the three industry leaders who sat on the Drillers Outlook…

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Exclusive video: Goober changes name to Keen Energy Services

Posted on 11 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News

As part of a rebranding effort, Stillwater, Okla.-based Goober Drilling has changed its name to Keen Energy Services. This follows an aggressive fabrication…

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