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Dynamic FITs verify changing integrity of complex wellbores

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, November/December

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) methods enabled by drilling with closed-loop circulating fluid systems and PLC-controlled automatic chokes with the ability to…

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Middle East on the up and up

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, Features, Global and Regional Markets, November/December

A healthy, growing offshore market and renewed drilling and production in brownfields with significant reserves project a positive 2013 for the Middle East. This despite reduced production in Iran due to international sanctions and the slow-to-moderate pace of Iraq …

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From the Chairman: Into 2013, a stronger industry, stronger IADC

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

As my year serving as IADC chairman draws to a close, I see an industry that is stronger in many ways than it was 12 months ago…

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People, companies and products

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, Departments, November/December

John Lindsay has been named president and chief operating officer of Helmerich & Payne Inc. The Board of Directors…

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Real-time data offers critical tool to redefine well control, safety

Posted on 01 November 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, November/December

The industry has historically viewed real-time data as it relates to drilling optimization. Recent catastrophic events have proven that loss of containment and…

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Africa: Diverse continent requires specific local knowledge

Posted on 30 October 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Most of Africa is not inherently more dangerous than many other regions of the world, but working in this vast and regionally diverse…

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Shales may push onshore rig boom in South Africa by 2016

Posted on 30 October 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Shale exploration and development will drive demand for high-horsepower onshore drilling rigs in South Africa from zero this year to nearly 60 by 2016…

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Successful flow testing program paves way for East Africa field development

Posted on 30 October 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News

A successful DST program on the Prosperidade field offshore Mozambique has allowed Anadarko Petroleum to reduce…

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Shell to test technologies for enhancing deepwater well control

Posted on 30 October 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, News, November/December

Shell is testing three technologies designed to ensure ongoing process safety by preventing catastrophic incidents, with subsea trials set to begin in key…

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Aerospace design addresses risks of deepwater drilling

Posted on 30 October 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, News, November/December

Bastion Technologies has developed a well control intervention system designed to automate the control and separation of a welll under upset conditions and leave a clean interface…

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