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Tailored engineering, automation to drive optimized fracturing

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, January/February, Onshore Advances

Rush into manufacturing mode may be leading to less efficient frac designs, forfeiting valuable information, production in shales. If you look at the estimated…

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Advanced technology on simple wells puts focus on performance

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Applying same drilling practices to both complex and basic wells builds skills, capability, can reduce overall costs if done right. In 2012, we drilled about 2,500…

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Risk-based approach to competency places focus on rig floor, well control

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Contractors expanding safety management systems to formalize stronger process safety components. For the majority of drilling contractors…

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Plenary session to explore impact of stakeholders’ growing expectations, heightened public awareness

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

The 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, 5-7 March in Amsterdam, will provide leading industry thinkers…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Maersk Drilling vice president and senior technical advisor Gregers Kudsk was named the 2012 IADC Contractor of the Year…

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Survey: Rising operating costs pose biggest industry challenge in Asia Pacific

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, January/February

Industry professionals are bullish about the near-term outlook for Asia Pacific, but rising operating costs as the region transitions from “easy” production…

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Weatherford anticipates growth in Asia Pacific unconventional, intervention markets

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, January/February

Oilfield services company Weatherford is anticipating near-term growth in a number of sectors in Asia Pacific, particularly…

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People, companies and products

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Departments, January/February

Travis Hubert Petty, the former CEO of El Paso Co who got his start in the mailroom, died 21 December in Colorado Springs, Colo., at age 84. “He lived a real American story…

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Drilling Ahead: Let’s not shoot ourselves in the foot over shales

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Amid a seemingly endless barrage of negative press, demonstrations and moratoriums, I was heartened to see the United Kingdom…

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D&C News

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Departments, January/February

Maersk Drilling and Maersk Training inaugurated the MOSAIC II, Maersk’s offshore simulator training complex in Svendborg, Denmark in late 2012…

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