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US Shales: 6,000 Tcf from Sea to Shining Sea Building a boom on $3.75 gas

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Features, May/June, Onshore Advances

It’s being called everything from a game changer to the new gold rush. Armed with new technologies for tapping unconventional resources, energy companies are pushing the envelope to chase plentiful and increasingly recoverable…

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70th Anniversary Retrospective

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

IADC celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2010. In recognition of this milestone, and in anticipation of the decades ahead, DC is publishing retrospectives from issues of decades past…

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Generations: Past & Future Leaders

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

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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From the President: Dr Lee Hunt

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

To the surprise of the US offshore drilling industry, the Obama administration announced that it will potentially open areas in the mid- and south Atlantic, eastern Gulf of Mexico and parts of Alaska to offshore drilling…

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Abrasive formations, shale wells drive new bit designs for hard-rock, high-temperature drilling

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Innovating While Drilling, May/June

With the growth of the North American shale plays, it’s not surprising that bit companies are aggressively working to meet the challenges of drilling in the these plays, with new designs or…

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Wirelines

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

Speaking at a diplomatic meeting in early March in Lagos, US ambassador to Nigeria Robin Sanders took up an industry cause and cautioned the Nigerian government against an “unrealistic timeline” in its local content bill…

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HPHT completions demand wider operating window for equipment, recognition of reservoir parameters

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Completing the Well, May/June

Despite the myriad challenges that the industry faces when dealing with difficult high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) reservoirs, a couple of existing factors in HPHT…

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D&C News

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, May/June

The Offshore Energy Center (OEC) is vigorously pursuing an initiative to bring the offshore industry to classrooms through its Mobile Offshore Learning Units (MOLU)…

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Indonesian 2-well UBD campaign cuts reservoir damage and more in marginal heavy-oil field

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Global and Regional Markets, May/June

The oil from the Ngimbang Carbonate reservoir in Sepanjang Island, East Java, Indonesia, is composed mostly of heavy black oil with a pour point of…

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CNPC reorganizes into eight integrated service companies, seeking international market

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Global and Regional Markets, May/June

Surviving in a fluctuating market remains China National Petroleum Company’s (CNPC) main reason for reorganizing in 2008. Emerging with eight new drilling and service…

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