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Exclusive video: Sustained collaboration to enhance delivery of today’s and tomorrow’s wells

Posted on 06 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott speaks with David Brunnert, vice president of Drilling Tools and Intervention Services for Weatherford, at the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference & Exhibition in Amsterdam on 6 March. Mr Brunnert explained the importance of early collaboration and how the approach can be applied in both business segments of Weatherford that he oversees. From well construction to intervention, Mr Brunnert believes that there are many opportunities for…

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Jellison: Challenging shale wells require creative pipe, drill string solutions

Posted on 06 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Onshore Advances

When typical wells in the Bakken Shale are 17,000-ft MD, 11,000-ft TVD with a 6,000-ft horizontal reach, demands on drill pipe become significantly higher, Michael Jellison, NOV Grant Prideco, said at the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference & Exhibition on 5 March in Amsterdam. “It pushes the drilling equipment and rig crews beyond the requirements of typical onshore well construction projects.” Further, these wells can have high bottomhole formation temperatures that, in some cases, approach…

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Exclusive video: Riser monitoring software helps ensure riser, wellhead integrity

Posted on 06 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Jeff Diestler, business development manager – Gulf of Mexico for Pulse Structural Monitoring, an Acteon company, speaks with Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott at the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference in Amsterdam on 5 March. Mr Diestler discussed the company’s DrillASSURE drilling riser monitoring system. Developed in conjunction with 2H Offshore, the system’s three primary modules – DrillJOINT, DrillWINDOW and DrillADVISE – are designed to help operators and contractors…

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Drilling automation: New design tool helps to chart roadmap for the future

Posted on 06 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling

Drilling automation is improving operational safety, efficiency and economics and providing access to fields and reservoirs once thought inaccessible, but having a clear roadmap to track progress and define long-term goals will help to accelerate industry’s journey along that path, a technology application expert said in a presentation at the 2013 SPE/ IADC Drilling Conference & Exhibition in Amsterdam on 6 March. “There are some perceptions that the drilling industry hasn’t moved as quickly as other industries have toward automation,” Ginger Hildebrand, software governance manger for Schlumberger, said…

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Deepwater BOP cleaner removes debris using magnets, vortex suction effect

Posted on 06 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Archer, a global provider of drilling and well services, launched its Tornar Deep Water BOP Cleaner this week at the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference in Amsterdam. The tool, designed for 18 ¾-in. subsea BOPs, removes wellbore debris from the BOP and marine riser cavities in challenging depths using a vortex suction effect. Tornar flow ports are combined with proprietary magnets to extract debris while maintaining full well control and protecting the BOP. “Using traditional jet tools cannot clean the cavities…

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Exclusive video: Drilling automation workshop features leading mining innovators

Posted on 05 March 2013 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

  Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott speaks with John de Wardt, president of De Wardt and Company, at the SPE/IADC Drilling Systems Automation symposium on 4 March, jointly held by the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) and the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee. The symposium preceded the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference […]

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Lessons from mining: Collection of real-time data key to step-change automation

Posted on 05 March 2013 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling

The oil and gas industry is not alone in its journey to automate operations…

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2013 IADC chairman David Williams highlights revitalized strategy to catalyze improved performance

Posted on 05 March 2013 in Drilling It Safely, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges

Emphasizing initiatives to improve technology, HSE and training, along with the exchange of technical knowledge, 2013 IADC chairman David Williams…

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2013 SPE Drilling Engineering Award recipient Dupriest pushes for more engineering, less optimization

Posted on 05 March 2013 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling

Specifically changing the way a job is done, rather than flawlessly executing the job the way it’s always been done, has led to…

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Video exclusive: Schlumberger takes integrated strategy to help operators meet well construction goals

Posted on 05 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Steve Orr, president of Schlumberger’s Drilling Group, talks about the company’s integrated approach to products and technologies with Drilling Contractor…

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