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50% of total production to be pre-salt by 2020, Petrobras says

Posted on 15 May 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

Recounting Petrobras’ history in presalt activities so far, Carlos Tadeu da Costa Fraga, executive manager for Petrobras, shared the company’s..

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DNV: As dual gradient grows, system qualification will be needed to ensure safe operations

Posted on 15 May 2013 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC

As industry gains experience in the deployment of dual-gradient drilling (DGD) systems on floating rigs…

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Exclusive video: IADC DGD Workshop discusses drivers, operational challenges

Posted on 15 May 2013 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News

At the 2013 IADC Dual Gradient Drilling (DGD) Workshop on 9 May in Houston, the IADC DGD Subcommittee led a workshop that…

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Statoil awards Mariner drilling services contract to Noble Corp

Posted on 14 May 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil has awarded a four-year contract for drilling services on the Mariner project to Noble Corp, with an option of up to two years…

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Simplified model clarifies connection between MPD well control equipment, safety barriers

Posted on 14 May 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) systems are increasingly being used in formations with restricted operational pressure windows…

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Caterpillar launches bi-fuel retrofit kit for well stimulation

Posted on 13 May 2013 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

Caterpillar Global Petroleum has developed a DYNAMIC GAS BLENDING (DGB) retrofit kit for use on the CAT 3512C (HD) engine…

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Dual-deck shaker, modular pressure control system among innovations at M-I SWACO Expo

Posted on 10 May 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

M-I SWACO presented various solids and pressure control technologies at the recent 6th annual M-I SWACO Tech Expo…

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GE unveils BOP surface control system, condition monitoring/sensing for subsea at OTC

Posted on 08 May 2013 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

A BOP surface control system and operator interface designed for deepwater drilling was among several technologies…

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Tesco introduces top drive, casing system for extended reach

Posted on 08 May 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC

Tesco Corp has completed tests for two products – the HXI 150-ton top drive and Hydraulic Compact CASING DRIVE SYSTEM (HCCDS) – for extended reach…

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Exclusive video: Steerable drilling liner service drills, evaluates wellbore while installing liner

Posted on 08 May 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC, Videos, Videos OTC

Baker Hughes has introduced SureTrak, a steerable drilling liner service that was among the latest technologies launched at the…

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