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Keep engineers engaged in horizontal well control, Flaherty urges

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News

Horizontal drilling has been around for more than 25 years, yet the extent and intensity to which horizontal wells with extended lateral sections are being drilled today bring new…

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Wintershall well complexity index helps assess risk, contingency planning

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News

An index defining a broad range of surface and subsurface well complexity parameters has been developed and implemented by German operator Wintershall to assess risk, cost…

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Drilling with liner isolates depleted zone in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Exclusive Video, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

In September 2013, Weatherford worked with its client to apply drilling with liner technology in a deepwater Gulf of Mexico well to isolate a depleted sand zone…

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Systematic approach ensures drilling system synergy for deepwater drilling program

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, The Offshore Frontier

Pre-planning and offset well review were critical factors to a systematic approach taken to improve a deepwater drilling program in the Gulf of Mexico, Reisha Bouska, Project Manager…

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Paradigm launches miniature coiled-tubing system

Posted on 05 March 2014 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, The Offshore Frontier

Paradigm Flow Services has launched Flexi-Coil Extended Reach for riser and flowline blockage remediation and internal inspection. Conventional methods to remediate riser…

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BP to form separate business to manage assets onshore US

Posted on 05 March 2014 in News, Onshore Advances

BP has announced its intention to establish a separate business to manage its onshore oil and gas assets in the US Lower 48. The new business will operate separately from…

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New GE tool offers real-time shock, vibration measurement

Posted on 05 March 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

GE has unveiled its Directive system, which adds real-time shock and vibration measurement capabilities to the company’s Tensor Directional Module, from its measurement while…

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Maersk Oil to use Alcoa Aluminum Drill Pipe for well maintenance, abandonment

Posted on 05 March 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Maersk Oil will use 10,000 ft of 5-in. Alcoa Aluminum Drill Pipe (AADP) in maintenance and abandonment operations, Alcoa Oil & Gas announced yesterday at the 2014 IADC/SPE…

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Neveu, Minmier welcome attendees to 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Posted on 05 March 2014 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The boom in unconventional oil and gas development across North America is responsible for the largest increase in oil and gas production in decades, Kevin Neveu, President…

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Shell’s Jan Brakel to lead 2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference

Posted on 05 March 2014 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Jan Brakel, Manager of Wells Research & Development at Shell Projects & Technology, will chair the 2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference to take place 17-19 March in London…

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