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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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New MWD/LWD service rated to 392°F, 25,000 psi sets records in Haynesville

Posted on 04 March 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Sperry Drilling, a Halliburton business line, has set field records with the Quasar Pulse Service, the only M/LWD service capable of operating in harsh environments up to 392°F…

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Kosmos Energy finds hydrocarbons in CB-1 exploration well offshore Western Sahara

Posted on 03 March 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Kosmos Energy announced that the CB-1 exploration well located in the Cap Boujdour permit area offshore Western Sahara encountered hydrocarbons. The well penetrated…

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New electromechanical rotary steerable targets 15°/100 ft build rate

Posted on 02 March 2015 in 2015, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

The unconventional boom that has swept across North America over the past decade has made an indelible mark on the oil and gas industry, ushering in a wave of new tools and methodologies to expand the operational envelope…

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Maersk Voyager drillship secures contract for work offshore Ghana

Posted on 02 March 2015 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract from Eni Ghana Exploration and Production, an Eni subsidiary, for employment of the newbuild drillship Maersk Voyager…

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