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PDC bit with conical element targets rock cutting at bore center

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

Regardless of the type of well they are constructing, drillers the world over share a common goal: to drill a wellbore to target depth, safely, accurately and with maximum rate of penetration (ROP)…

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

Changes in Indian customs affect drilling operations The government of India recently issued a clarification and notification related to the transfer of oil and gas equipment from one contract to another. Previously, the Indian government required that equipment be exported out of the country and imported back in before work could commence under a different […]

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Training, processes underpin industry’s well control efforts

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

As industry addresses increasingly complex well designs using increasingly sophisticated equipment, the focus of well control remains…

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Next-gen well control encompasses global standards, automation

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

A group of industry experts have created a vision for the next generation of well control that involves establishing global standards…

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Risk assessment targets well control functions of MPD operations

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

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) is increasingly used in regions where the formation’s operational pressure window is restricted…

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MPD provides precise prevention, handling of gas influxes in risers

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Mounting deepwater experience suggests riser gas may be a problem that has seen its day—at least from a technology perspective…

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Real-time geosteering takes multilateral wells to target in Kuwait

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

With the low-hanging fruit virtually gone and demand for hydrocarbons ever increasing, operators worldwide are looking for…

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Biodegradable shale inhibitor developed for water-based muds

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

Global developments in the shale inhibition market are trending toward environmentally friendly materials that are biodegradable…

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News Cuttings

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

In a news release issued on 23 May, IADC praised the European Union’s authorization of a new directive on safety of offshore oil and gas activities…

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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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