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60 stages placed in Canadian single well completion

Posted on 25 July 2013 in Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, News

NCS Oilfield Services has announced the placement of 60 stages in a single well completion using its Multistage Unlimited…

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Shelf Drilling targets Southeast Asia as key growth area

Posted on 24 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

When it was incorporated in late 2012, Shelf Drilling had a fleet of 38 rigs, acquired from Transocean, with 31 of them in operation…

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BP shares 8 steps for safe lifting operations

Posted on 24 July 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

Within BP operations, every lift requires a lift plan – no exceptions. At the 2013 API Offshore Safe Lifting Conference on 17 July in Houston, Kevin Boyle…

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IADC crane stats point to need to improve roustabout training

Posted on 24 July 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The roustabout position accounted for 32.24% of total recordable incidents and 32.5% of lost-time incidents (LTIs) in the US offshore, according to IADC…

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Danos targets effective JSAs, use of stop work authority in lifting training

Posted on 24 July 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

Data trends continue to indicate that, when it comes to crane and lifting incidents in the drilling industry…

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Sonic LWD service delivers real-time data in deepwater, unconventional formations

Posted on 24 July 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Halliburton’s Sperry Drilling Services has added a new azimuthal and ultrasonic service to its sonic…

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New sand control tool combines frac-pack, gravel-pack systems for extreme environments

Posted on 24 July 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Increased operational efficiency and improved production ratings were the drivers behind Baker…

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Wullf appointed as Seadrill CEO

Posted on 24 July 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Per Wullf will succeed Fredrik Halvorsen as chief executive officer of Seadrill Management, the company announced. Mr Halvorsen is leaving Seadrill to join Ubon Partners…

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Seadrill secures commitment for newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship

Posted on 19 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has signed a contract with Chevron China Energy Company for the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship West Tellus…

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North Sea drilling report indicates positive trend in Q2

Posted on 19 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News

North Sea drilling activity remained steady during Q2 2013, with 16 exploration and appraisal wells drilled in the UK in that period, business advisory firm Deloitte reported…

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