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Schlumberger introduces new well integrity service

Posted on 28 October 2014 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News

Schlumberger has launched its Invizion Evaluation well integrity service. It helps operators to evaluate zonal isolation by using integrated drilling, cementing and well logging data…

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Maersk Drilling secures short-term contract for newbuild drillship Maersk Venturer

Posted on 27 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Venturer will commence a one-well program offshore Malaysia with an estimated duration of 45 days with potential extension up to 40 days…

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Halliburton launches FracInsight to eliminate fracturing of nonproductive rock

Posted on 27 October 2014 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News

In North American shales, one-third of perforation clusters do not yield oil or gas. Building on the CYPHER 2.0 Seismic-to-Stimulation Service, Halliburton has…

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GDF SUEZ, BP discover new Central North Sea Field

Posted on 24 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

“This is an encouraging exploration discovery in a part of the Central North Sea that needs additional volumes of hydrocarbons to open up development options…

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Chevron, BP discover oil in deepwater US Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 24 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

The discovery well, on Keathley Canyon Block 10, was drilled by operator Chevron on behalf of the Guadalupe co-owners. The well encountered significant oil pay…

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Shell discovers gas in pre-salt reservoir offshore Gabon

Posted on 22 October 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Shell announced a frontier exploration discovery offshore Gabon, West Africa. The well Leopard-1 encountered a substantial gas column with around 200 m net gas pay…

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Statoil proves new oil resources near Grane field in North Sea

Posted on 22 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Well 25/8-18 S, drilled by the rig Transocean Leader, proved an oil column of 25 m in the Heimdal Formation. The estimated volume of the discovery…

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IADC Cybersecurity Task Group to provide industry guidance to assess risks

Posted on 21 October 2014 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

The oil and gas industry is not immune to cybersecurity threats, from computer viruses and malware to targeted attacks. The IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee…

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Check-6 launches RIGOR digital checklist and compliance system

Posted on 21 October 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Check-6 has launched RIGOR, a checklist-based mobile app to help simplify complex procedures and mitigate human error on the rig. Taking lessons from the aviation industry…

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Video: Next IADC Land Contract update to start in 2016

Posted on 21 October 2014 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The latest version of the IADC Land Contract was released in November 2013. Various incidents, including Macondo, delayed the release. “It’s an industry contract…

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