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KSA project on pace for 2013 completion

Posted on 03 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June, Videos

The IADC Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) project is well under way, with several key tasks completed and other initiatives in development…

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Diamond Offshore’s Ocean Technology Center focuses on the future of drilling

Posted on 03 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, May/June, Videos

Addressing the increasing complexity of drilling technology and equipment, Diamond Offshore Drilling recently opened its 15,000-sq-ft Ocean Technology Center in Houston…

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MPD deployment from floating rig positions Petrobras for ambitious campaign through 2017

Posted on 01 May 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

A well abandonment, along with continued incidents of kicks and losses and nonproductive time (NPT), provided the impetus…

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BSEE conducts deployment exercise of Helix capping stack system

Posted on 30 April 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) today launched an unannounced exercise to deploy…

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New Baker Hughes lab focuses on deepwater chemicals reliability

Posted on 30 April 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Baker Hughes is further investing in the deepwater frontier with the opening of its new Upstream Chemicals Deepwater Laboratory in Houston on 25 April…

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North American operators find value in Shale Performance Review

Posted on 29 April 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets

A group of North American shale well operators reached a one-year milestone earlier this year with the “Shale Performance…

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Panel: Knowing your reservoir, well key to choosing right fluids in MPD/UBD operations

Posted on 26 April 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Understanding reservoir characteristics and the particular well challenges in managed pressure drilling (MPD) and…

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Shell reservoir characterization project proves UBD value beyond drilling

Posted on 25 April 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News

A successful underbalanced drilling (UBD) reservoir characterization campaign in southern Oman…

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Panel: Reduced cost, proper ID of candidate wells would expand MPD utilization

Posted on 25 April 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) can deliver tremendous value in challenging reservoirs and…

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Automatic well control system designed to remove guesswork in kick detection

Posted on 25 April 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) has made production possible in wells with narrow pressure margins…

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