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Monobore wellbore design: Bangladesh exploration program highlights pros, cons

Posted on 03 November 2009 in 2009, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

“Monobore” describes A well where the diameter of the production conduit is uniform from the reservoir to surface. The simplest form of monobore is a string…

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Pushing for innovations in a risk-averse industry

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, September/October

For many petroleum engineers who end up building their careers on the drilling side of the business, one common theme often appears: Production is boring.

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, September/October

Transocean announced that Steven L Newman has been chosen to succeed Robert L Long as the company’s chief executive officer upon Mr Long’s…

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Pride underscores training, safety commitment with new facility in France featuring rig, test well

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Pride International’s commitment to training runs deep, a company culture in a land where learning runs back through the centuries. In the land…

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D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

Weatherford International and ENI have entered an agreement to develop a subsea drilling-with-casing system. It will enable a 20-in. casing string…

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D&C News

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, September/October

Anadarko Petroleum announced in late July a discovery at the Vito exploration well in Mississippi Canyon block 984. The well encountered more than…

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Requiem for a Recession: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, September/October

Signs are increasingly positive for the overall economy, but the energy outlook is a case of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

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News Cuttings

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

IADC president Dr Lee Hunt presented the IADC Exemplary Service Award to Steven J Gangelhoff, senior vice president, Northern Offshore Drilling…

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Wirelines

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

Invited by Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, IADC senior vice president – government affairs Brian Petty testified 21 July before the US House Ways and Means…

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Well control has come a long way since the days of oil gushers, primitive drilling

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

It might seem hard to believe now, but once upon a time, well blowouts were seen as a cause for celebration. In fact, oil gushers used to be a symbol of newfound…

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