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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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Perspectives: MPD pioneer Don Hannegan credits work to early industry adopters, IADC committee

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Departments, Exclusive Video, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Videos

Don Hannegan, strategic technology development manager of MPD for Weatherford, takes great pride in solving problems…

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Seadrill secures contract for jackup West Freedom

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

Seadrill has secured a new contract for the West Freedom, an LT-Super 116E jackup, offshore Venezuela with Cardon IV Venezuela, an ENI SpA and REPSOL joint venture…

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Momentum builds for energy policy reform in Mexico

Posted on 10 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News

A changing political climate in Mexico has opened up opportunities for energy policy reform that could provide more economic incentives for international oil…

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Rig Briefs: Maersk jackup wins contract, Transocean drillship sets record offshore India

Posted on 10 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract from DONG Energy for the Maersk Resolve jackup for drilling…

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