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IADC launches new look with logo, branding changes

Posted on 05 March 2014 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC debuted a new logo and brand yesterday at the 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. The new look aims to visually reflect IADC’s increased efforts…

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Exclusive video: Helios Inferno cutter technology customizes bit to optimize performance

Posted on 05 March 2014 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Tailoring cutters to specific applications is the key to National Oilwell Varco’s Helios Inferno cutter technology. Launched this week at the 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling…

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Suttles: Maintaining social license to operate is critical to a sustainable energy boom

Posted on 05 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News

intaining the industry’s social license to operate is among the biggest threats to the sustained success of the shale-driven energy boom in North America, Doug Suttles, President and CEO…

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Halliburton launches service to provide integrated, custom drilling solutions

Posted on 05 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Halliburton launched Drilling Engineering Solutions at the 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Akshay Sagar, Business Manager, Drilling Systems and Solutions…

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Predictive system helps wells adapt to changing formation pressures

Posted on 03 March 2014 in 2014, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

To proactively determine the downhole pressure limits necessary in managed pressure drilling (MPD) applications, Managed Pressure Operations (MPO) developed a pressure…

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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 03 March 2014 in 2014, Departments, March/April

PEMEX has awarded six-year drilling contracts to Seadrill’s West Oberon, West Intrepid, West Defender and West Courageous jackups. A fifth contract for the Prospector 3…

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Statoil, ExxonMobil successfully test Zafarani reservoir in Tanzania Block 2

Posted on 03 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil and co-venturer ExxonMobil announced the results from their first drill stem test in the Tanzania Block 2 offshore discoveries. The data acquired is important to…

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BP begins oil production from Na Kika well in Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 24 February 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

BP has announced the first Na Kika Phase 3 well began oil production on 19 February, with a second well expected to start up in Q2. The project will include drilling…

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Rice University develops nanotracer tester to evaluate well connectivity

Posted on 24 February 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Rice University has invented a tabletop device that can tell how efficiently a nanoparticle would travel through a well. The device gathers data on how tracers – microscopic…

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Ecopetrol extends contract with Welltec for conveyance, cutter technologies

Posted on 21 February 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Welltec has been awarded a four-year contract from Ecopetrol Colombia for the supply of Well Tractor conveyance and Well Cutter services. The initial contract value is in…

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