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Real-time capabilities, inspection systems fine-tune coiled tubing

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Improvements in coiled-tubing (CT) data acquisition are sharpening the eyes and ears of downhole operations, as real-time data allows operators to better monitor…

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Emergency response: Industry builds an equipped community

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, March/April

Breakthroughs in exploration technologies have opened up opportunities of historic proportions, but they have also brought new liabilities and…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Departments, March/April

IADC presented Mike Hoyle, head of advanced engineering in GL Noble Denton’s UK marine and offshore operation…

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People, companies and products

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Departments, March/April

Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Statoil for the supply of a subsea production system for the Aasta Hansteen field…

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SNAME to study wind tunnel testing of MODUs, floating production installations

Posted on 18 March 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has announced it is initiating a review of SNAME T&R Bulletin 5-4…

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Accelerated development program focuses on entry-level drilling staff

Posted on 15 March 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News

PetroSkills has launched the Drilling Operations Accelerated Development Program, initially focusing on entry-level staff…

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IMO begins Deepwater Horizon casualty investigation

Posted on 14 March 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) officially initiated an investigation of the Macondo incident during the 21st session…

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50 frac stages placed in single well completion in Bakken

Posted on 12 March 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

NCS Oilfield Services, a company that specializes in multistage completions, recently announced the successful placement of 50 stages in a single well completion…

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Video exclusive: Schlumberger launches new technologies at Drilling Conference

Posted on 12 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Schlumberger’s Ian Falconer, marketing and technology manager, introduced technologies, such as the slim-hole PowerDrive Archer rotary steerable system and the Stinger conical diamond technology, at the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, 5-7 March in Amsterdam. Starting with the drill bit, the new technologies are a part of the company’s integrated drilling system approach.

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Smart flowback tool targets automation of kick, lost-circulation detection process

Posted on 07 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling

An automated flowback monitoring technology has been developed to detect well kicks and lost-circulation events earlier than conventional manual methods and to generate an alarm alerting drillers and drilling engineers to take appropriate action. A case study, SPE/IADC 163474, describing how the Smart Flowback Fingerprinting technology was developed and deployed in a field test, was presented by Sven M. Haberer, Baker Hughes, at the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam this week…

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