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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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New BOP design eliminates need for elastomeric seals

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

Enovate Systems has developed a product that replaces the BOP riser package design with a system that combines gate valves and a new shear system. The En-Tegrity Shear Seal Valve provides complete…

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North Sea drilling report shows healthy uptick in UK, Netherlands, focus on appraisals in Norway

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

Drilling activity in the UK and The Netherlands sectors of the North Sea during the first three quarters of 2012…

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Petrobras makes another discovery of hydrocarbons in Sergipe-Alagoas Basin’s ultra-deepwaters

Posted on 11 October 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Petrobras has confirmed the presence of light hydrocarbons in ultra-deepwaters of the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin…

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From the 2012 ATCE exhibit floor: Closed-loop drilling mitigates well control events

Posted on 11 October 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Brian Grayson, Weatherford global manager of emerging technologies for drilling optimization services, speaks with Drilling Contractor…

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