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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, March/April

Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its third XL Enhanced ultra-harsh environment jackup, the Maersk Integrator…

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Middle East wells confirm high build-rate rotary steerable system

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Since the late 1990s, rotary steerable systems (RSS) have revolutionized drilling and redefined how far directional drilling can go. Extended-reach drilling, multilaterals and deepwater drilling have been brought up to…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

IADC believes in the importance of continually improving performance for the drilling industry. In support of that mission, IADC is launching the Chairman’s Anniversary Award to recognize field-based individuals…

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Canadian market cools as weather warms, prices fall

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Features, Global and Regional Markets, March/April

As frost on the ground gives way to spring thaw and oil prices stay low, Canadian drilling contractors are packing up rigs early in preparation for next winter…

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Going full DGD: New system offers alternative well control approach

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Dual gradient drilling (DGD), a technique long studied by the offshore drilling industry for downhole pressure management, is no longer defined simply by the use of two fluid gradients…

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Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

A major operator has signed a four-year contract with Enhanced Drilling for the Riserless Mud Recovery (RMR) and CTS cuttings transportation system…

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Multilaterals yield additional production from existing wellbores

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

As the price of oil and budgets both continue to fall, the ability to quickly and efficiently increase reserves and production capability at minimal cost becomes an even greater priority for operators around the globe..

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BP makes second significant gas discovery in Egypt’s East Mediterranean Sea

Posted on 09 March 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

BP Egypt has announced another important gas discovery in the North Damietta offshore concession in the East Nile Delta…

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BP finalizes deal to develop Egypt’s West Nile Delta gas fields

Posted on 06 March 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

BP has signed the final agreements of the West Nile Delta (WND) project to develop 5 trillion cu ft (TCF) of gas resources and 55 million bbl of condensates with an estimated investment of…

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Pacific Drilling becomes first drilling contractor to receive COS SEMS certification

Posted on 05 March 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

Pacific Drilling has become the first drilling contractor to complete the requirements to receive a Center for Offshore Safety (COS) SEMS Certificate…

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