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IADC releases semi-annual report on international standards activities

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

IADC recently released its semi-annual report on international regulations that affect offshore drilling activities. Alan Spackman, IADC vice president- offshore division, is the author of the publication…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Departments, July/August

Terry Loftis, director of engineering of Transocean and vice chairman of the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee, has been appointed chairman of DNV’s Rig Owners’ Committee…

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Member involvement in IADC initiatives crucial to association and industry success

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

By now you have likely heard about IADC’s Red Thread, our narrative that describes IADC’s journey toward greater collaboration within the drilling community to ensure its license to operate. It is how we define who we are as an association, what we do and how we do it…

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IADC North Sea Chapter celebrates 40th anniversary, industry safety milestones

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

David Williams, 2013 IADC chairman and chairman, president and CEO of Noble Corp, gave the IADC address at the event. The industry address was given by Moe Plaisance…

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Eco-friendly invert emulsion fluid retains wellbore stability

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

Over the past decade, invert emulsion drilling fluids that are free of organoclay have become popular. Improved wellbore stability, high…

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High-build RSS drills consistent, in-zone wells in Marcellus

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, July/August, Onshore Advances

The Marcellus Shale is emerging as one of the world’s most prolific and fastest-growing shale gas plays. Multipad horizontal drilling…

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Integrated approach delivers GOM subsalt well for PEMEX

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

As industry increasingly ventures into deeper waters characterized by complex reservoirs, the integration of upfront planning, risk…

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Steering system charts complex well paths with variable bit speeds

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances

A new “periodic” steering technology is demonstrating the ability to achieve continuous rotation and 3D directional control using a…

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Drill pipe design targets ERD hole-cleaning

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

Relatively speaking, drill pipe is a small expenditure compared with the nonproductive time (NPT) associated with its use. Studies…

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5 tips for ensuring storm preparedness, minimizing disruption to operations

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, July/August

With the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season expected to be more active than normal – and both the Atlantic and Pacific basins off to a…

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