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Well intervention tools: Pushing back time for aging wells

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, September/October

Technology advances address water influx, wellbore buildup, seek innovative methods to cut pipe, set cement plugs. As fields mature around the world, innovations in well intervention services have become increasingly important…

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Waste handling under study for Chinese unconventional wells

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, September/October

Waste management plays an important role in delivering an environmentally sound well. If a project requires the operator to drill hundreds of deep development wells…

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Efficient management system the foundation of strong HSE culture

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, September/October

There is a lot of discussion these days about HSE culture, but what does HSE culture really mean? Informally, it can be described as “the way we do…

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Petrobras starts production from FPSO in Gulf of Mexico’s Chinook oilfield

Posted on 14 September 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras began oil production in the ultra-deepwaters of the Chinook oilfield…

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UBS analyst: North America to be energy independent by 2020

Posted on 13 September 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

North America is on the path to energy independence, and the US will reduce its reliance on OPEC oil to zero by the end of this decade, asserts Nicole Decker…

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IADC Crown Center for Excellence opens channels for global communication, collaboration

Posted on 13 September 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC hosted the grand opening of its Crown Center for Excellence on 12 September at its Houston headquarters…

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Automation expert: Drilling industry hindered by traditional business model

Posted on 13 September 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

The world has never needed more from the drilling industry than it does today, yet current methods of operation…

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SPE to hold drilling automation workshop on 7 October

Posted on 13 September 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Drilling automation will take center stage at the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Symposium on 7 October in…

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Shell, Santos award service contracts for Australia’s busy North West Shelf

Posted on 13 September 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Shell and Santos have awarded service contracts to Viking SeaTech for work on Australia’s resource-rich North…

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Rowan to build fourth ultra-deepwater drillship with Hyundai

Posted on 13 September 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Rowan Companies has exercised an option to build a fourth GustoMSC P10,000 design ultra-deepwater drillship with Hyundai Heavy Industries…

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